Red River Radio is a new online radio station created to help train the next generation of radio professionals. Students in Red River College’s Creative Communications Program are shown how to host, program and produce both music and news/talk format radio through a combination of assigned course work and extracurricular volunteering.
How far would you go to save a life? This fall, Red River Radio is partnering with Canadian Blood Services for the second annual Rally for Red Radiothon.
The need for donors is critical – combined, Canadians require almost 1,000,000 units of blood each year. But only approximately four per cent of people donate. The truth is, you or someone you love could be the next recipient. A recent poll suggests 52 per cent of Canadians have personally needed blood for a surgery or medical treatment, or have a family member that did.
It could be cancer, anemia, or a traffic accident. When tragedy strikes, patients desperately need blood to counteract internal bleeding or other injuries. Accident victims often need 22.5 litres of blood to survive – that equals one unit from 50 different people.
Join us in the Rally for Red on November 15 at The Roblin Centre. Canadian Blood Services will be running a mobile clinic from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and needs our help. Together, we can save lives.
If you have never donated blood before, this is a great way to find out if it is right for you and to determine your blood type. Book an appointment by calling 1 888 2 DONATE, and make sure to encourage your friends to do the same! You can also visit blood.ca to learn more.
Show your support for Canadian patients by donating blood during the Rally for Red – it’s in you to give.
A new school year is almost upon us! Yay!
As students prepare to return to the daily stress of college life, we’re pleased to be starting our second year of stress relief.
Starting Tuesday, August 27th, our new morning show Wes and the Goat in the Morning will be on the air at 6 am! You can hear Wes and the Goat every morning from 6-8 throughout the school year.
Podcast episodes of Panels of Awesome and The Bodega are once again available for download here at radio.rrc.ca.
As well, you can subscribe to our iTunes feed here to have all the new Red River Radio shows downloaded straight to your mobile device.
“But,” you may ask, “what about all the POA and Bodega episodes that are missing? What will become of them? How can I hear them?”
Well, inquisitive listener, the folks behind these two amazing shows have been posting them on their own websites.
And don’t forget about the Tunein option – you can now stream us live through the Tunein app on any mobile or smart device.
Thanks, and keep listening!
Earlier this month, Red River Radio was pleased to welcome participants of Career Trek’s Phase 2 program into our studios to host and produce a live, one hour radio program.
Phase 2 of Career Trek involves bringing grade 9 students from all over Winnipeg into a variety of workplace scenarios, providing them with an in-depth experience in a specific field of their choice. Some of the careers showcased include Culinary Arts, Aerospace Engineering and of course – Radio Production.
Over the course of 20 weeks, participants experience every possible career path in radio – from ad copywriting to audio production, from news reading to on-air hosting – and it all takes place right here at Red River Radio!
The program wraps up with Finale Day, when we invite the participants’ family and friends into the studio to watch the live production of an hour of music, news, sports and talk programming. Every aspect of the program comes into play, as the participants plan out and perform all the content and use radio ads, splitters and imaging that they produced throughout the year.
So without further ado, here it is! The first and only episode of “Winging it Wednesdays” on Red River Radio. Congrats to all our participants this year and great job! For more information about Career Trek, visit careertrek.ca
There’s no shortage of drama in the Creative Communications program. This semester, students in their first year of study were assigned to write a traditional radio drama in Creative Writing class. They then teamed up to produce those dramas for Radio class.
It turned out to be a fairly work-intensive project as teams of up to five students recorded their dialogue in the Red River Radio studios, then used Pro Tools to add music and sound effects in the audio edit suites.
We’re very happy with the results – all of the produced dramas sound great!. Here’s a sample, but you can hear all of the produced audio dramas, in rotation, twice an hour on Red River Radio.
***Warning, these radio dramas are gritty and realistic (except the one about the Zombie Apocalypse!) They contain coarse language and are NSFW***
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We’re excited to be launching our final Red River Radio contest! The school year is winding down and we’re here to help you celebrate this momentous occasion. There’s been laughter, tears, and mountains of homework, but we made it. We’re going to celebrate by sending you off in style with (you guessed it) tons of free shwag!
On Friday, March 22 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm swing by the Notre Dame Campus, say hi, fill out a ballot and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Can’t make it down? No problem, just call in and you’ll be entered to win!
You’ll definitely want to enter if you’re looking to score some great prizes to celebrate the end of the school year. Our awesome prizes include:
- a $100 gift certificate to Work Boot LTD
- a one hour massage valued at $70 from Fixed Therapeutic Massage & Injury Rehabilitation
- sweet tickets to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Pirates of the Caribbean
- a CD from local band Penetrator
Of course, we couldn’t have scored these excellent prizes without our sponsors. And we couldn’t be happier to have some great sponsors who are all about helping you kickstart your career.
Work Boot LTD is a family owned and operated business, and they’ve been in the work boot selling business for 22 years. These guys are experts in providing you with quality products at the lowest possible price and they’ll meet all your work needs.
Fixed Therapeutic Massage & Injury Rehabilitation believes in offering a comfortable and dynamic atmosphere where the client (that’s you!) can receive the most effective treatments and best therapy possible.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has been bringing you a dynamic musical experience for 65 years. Lately they’re kicking it up a notch with Pirates of the Caribbean, an experience you’ll never forget.
Penetrator is a local Winnipeg band that puts the ROCK in rock n’ roll. Their shows are legendary and they’ve recently released an EP that captures not only the great music they play but their amazing charisma on stage as well.
So get ready guys and gals. Come check us out and you could be the lucky winner!
The Exchange is an hour-long story telling program where people share experiences. Some are funny, some are sad and some are just plain strange!
In this episode we look at things we can never do again; sometimes it’s a song we can’t listen to because of a bad breakup or a beach we can’t swim at because of a lost suit……whatever the story, we all have one.
Download this episode (right click and save)