Radio 101 Camp

Updated 2017/05/03

2017/08/15 @ 10:00 am – 2017/08/18 @ 2:00 pm
Powell River Public Library
Megan Cole
Radio 101 Camp @ Powell River Public Library

Many of us enjoy hearing stories or getting news in print, online or on TV, but radio continues to be the most accessible medium, including amongst disadvantaged groups. Unlike print, photography, or TV and video, radio has to harness the sound to convey emotions, create plot and build characters – all the things we love in a great story.

Radio 101 will teach the basics of radio and sound including the concepts around radio, the technology needed to make a radio documentary, how to build a story for radio, collecting audio, and editing. Local journalist Carrie Swiggum will be joining teen services coordinator, Megan Cole, for this four-day camp that will take teens from story development to having a piece ready to air.

Carrie Swiggum is an award-winning journalist and audio producer based in Powell River. She likes to combine creative documentary storytelling with the magic of audio to bring the listener on a sound-rich journey. Carrie’s work has been heard on the CBC, Tale of a Town – Canada, Public Radio International, and more.

This camp will involve taking teens out of the library in two small groups to record audio under the supervision of Carrie Swiggum and Megan Cole.

Radio 101 runs from Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18 from 10am to 2pm. This program is for ages 12+. Registration is required. Bring a lunch. To register or for more information contact Megan Cole at 604-485-4796 or by email at