While I have your attention, I’ll share some information about what we’ve done so far, and give you a sense of what we’re all about. We created CPN back in April to provide an outlet for speeches, panel discussions and features that were recorded in our area. Since then, we’ve had over 4,000 downloads, on everything from the Sunday Morning Wakeup Call, to a preview of what’s happening at the Prism. We’re the only place where you’ll find this kind of audio programming, for use on your computer or your iPod. We’re dedicated to expanding the public square, providing a public service that has heretofore gone unfulfilled.
With a spirit of adventure, we are currently developing several more programs for your enjoyment and education, and hope to produce some interesting pilots in July and August. We see this as an experimental website that will serve as a test for citizen-driven radio. What ideas do you have? Have you ever wanted to produce radio? We’ll train you, and put you to work. There are all kinds of great things that happen in this town that most of us can’t get to.
We will also be altering the way in which we handle podcasting feeds, splitting into several different kind of feeds. We’ll have one for speeches, one for features, and one for interviews, perhaps. Maybe one for experimental music, or for poetry!
Are you interested in becoming a CPN producer? Perhaps you can develop a podcast for your interest, organization, religion, or business.
CPN’s parent company, Wordcast Productions, is now ready to offer equipment and rudimentary training to people who have an audio project in mind. Whether it be a documentary about your love of Scrabble to a feature about an upcoming play, we feel that podcasting is an excellent way to spread the word about cultural and political events in town. We can help you get your message across.
We’ll be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 12 in the downstairs at Court Square Tavern, at 8:00. If it’s a bit too smoky for you, we’ll hold another one later in the month. We’ll have a basic introduction to audio recording and reporting, and maybe talk a little about the craft of audio.
Things seem back to normal at the moment, but that could change as the server company settles things down.
Contact us at seantubbs AT gmail.com if you’re interested in attending, or to ask any questions. Together we can offer an alternative voice.