Refresher Training for Console Operators

Refresher Training for Console Operators




Radio broadcasting is changing rapidly with advanced technological developments in the sector. Digital broadcasting, for example, may soon become a norm rather than an exceptional experience. To be able to come to grips with these rapid transformations we as console operators may need to strengthen or perhaps refresh our basic skills in console operation. It is in this context that you are strongly encouraged to attend at least one refresher training session in 2016 to bring yourself up to speed or at least share your hands-on skills with other fellow console operators. The MRTA Management Council strongly endorses the principle that every console operator should maximise this opportunity for their own benefit, and for being part of a collective effort in maintaining the quality, standards and reputation of the station. So, welcome to ‘back to the basics’!
The refresher training session focuses on two key aspects:

1. Simple and basic hands-on skills in live broadcasting
General Console operation:
a) What are the key functions of a console? What do you need to pay particular attention with a view to keeping your job on the console simple?
b) How to change over?
c) Techniques in applying phone functions via the console Techniques on Jazler:
d) What are the basic functions of a Jazer and its usefulness?
e) How to use the instant jingles palette on Jazler?
f) Techniques in using the playlist on Jazer
Other techniques:
g) How do I use the NetAudio? What is good practice?
h) How to operate the CD and cue a music track?
i) How do I mix music?
j) How do I prevent ‘dead-air’?
2. Simple and basic hands-on skills in recording and production via Audition
a) How to record using audition?
b) What are the editing techniques?
c) What are the special effects to enhance your recording track?

Register for Console Operation Refresher Training
Console operators may register for a refresher training session by emailing the Station Manager at: You are welcome to form your own group of three (preferably chosen from across broadcasting groups) and advise the Station Manager accordingly.

Training PDF