2016 GRC Schedule

The 2016 GRC will provide a dense and rich learning environment with time for networking and fun! Topics are expanding FAST and will cover a huge range of station operations.  One of our Keynote speakers, Jim Ellinger of Austin Airwaves, is talking about his adventures building community radio in over 15 countries. Other presenters include: Michelle Bradley, Al Davis, Dr. Lauralee Harris, Jennifer Waits, Donna DiBianco, Michael Richards, Bob Dunn, Michael Brown, Ann Garrison, Ken Freedman, David Klann, Betty McArdle, Bob Nagy, Will Floyd, Ursula Ruedenberg, Sharon Scott, Bob Simmons, Tom Voorhees, Stephen Koch, Erik Mollberg, LaGanzie Kale, Clyde Clifford, and the list keeps growing!!! Click here for their bios and here for seminar descriptions. And please check out the schedule below. No worries if you have to leave early: Monday’s lectures will be videoed and made available on a private site for registered attendees.


*Note: There will be three workshops/seminars scheduled at each time given below. Workshops/Seminars will be held at the following venues: The Springs Hotel & Spa, Low Key Arts, and Maxwell Blade’s Theater of Magic.

You are welcome to tour the studio of KUHS-LP at anytime at 240 Ouachita Avenue, but Sunday night after the transmitter tour hike we will open up the whole building.

Date Time Springs Hotel Maxwell Blade’s Theater of Magic Low Key Arts
Friday October 7th 5:00-9:00 Meet and Greet, Registration
8:00-9:00 Jim Ellinger: Community Radio – A global view

*Introduction by Zac Smith, KUHS-LP Station Manager in Hot Springs

Date Time Springs Hotel Maxwell Blade’s Theater of Magic Low Key Arts
Saturday Oct. 8th 8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided)
9:30-10:30 Michael W. Richards, What’s Next? A Communications Lawyer Communicates (in plain English!) About FCC Compliance Now that You’ve Got an LPFM Construction Permit or License Dr. Lauralee Harris, Business Plans 101 –  Why you need to do this now. David Klann, Survey of Radio Automation Systems
10:45-11:45 Ken Freedman – Audience Engine Project: a new open-source suite of community-building, fundraising and publishing tools for independent media sustainability in the digital age. Bob Simmons, Communications act of 1996 David Klann, Intro to using Rivendell radio automation
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
12:45-2:15 Michelle Bradley, Michael Brown, & Donna Dibianco- Compliance Calendar & Station Checklist
2:30-4:00 Sharon Scott WXOX, Will Floyd KMRD, Sabrina Roach, Joe Newman KPSQ, Erik Mollberg WELT, Zachary Smith KUHS, LaGanzie Kale KLEK—LPFM Roundtable Ken Freedman- Music Licensing and Reporting Bob Nagy, From AF to RF – How to put a signal on the air
4:30-6:00 Sabrina Roach, Sharon Scott-LPFM Work Session Ann Garrison, Tom Voorhees, and other working reporters-Community Radio News Reporting & Skills Sharing Will Floyd, Build Your Own Audio Cable
7:00 – Midnight Keynote Speaker: Clyde Clifford of Beaker Street

Live DJ’s from KUHS-LP Hot Springs

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BBQ Dinner ($10 ticket, all inclusive, presales available on Brown Paper Tickets)

Date Time Springs Hotel Maxwell Blade’s Theater of Magic Low Key Arts
Sunday Oct 9th 8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided)
9:30-10:30 Michelle Bradley, FCC Updates Ursula Ruedenberg, Receiving and distributing content via Pacifica Network David Klann, Open Source Software & Hardware in Community Radio
10:45-11:45 Dr. Lauralee Harris, Grant funding basics – Yes, you can get grant funds.  No, it is not easy. Betty McArdle, Governance: Organizing the Organization, from Effective Boards to Volunteer Handbooks Michael Brown, Nuts and Bolts and Antennas, Oh My
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30-3 Jennifer Waits- Tales from a Radio Obsessive/Historian Bob Dunn, Doing Live Remote Broadcasts for (almost) Free Susan Raybuck, Jim Ellinger, Wade Hicks, Donna DiBianco- Emergency Broadcasting Roundtable
3:30-5 Jim Ellinger-How to promote the Helloutta Your CR/LPFM Station/Show for Cheap….or Even for FREE. How people are really listening to radio and how it affects your station. Ways you can use this information to increase listenership. Otis Maclay-Playlists, Podcasts, and Stream Logs, automating for time shifters Bob Nagy, Wade Hicks, Matt Sergeson-Power Your Station from the Sun
6:00 – ? Sunset Hike to the Transmitter Tower for a tour of the solar facility, we will end at the KUHS Studio on Ouachita Avenue, where we will either eat leftovers or order some pizza. (we can decide among the group) Meet in the Springs Hotel Lobby
 8 PM  Salons-TBA
Time Springs Hotel Maxwell Blade’s Theater of Magic
Monday Oct. 10th 8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided)
9:30-10:30 Al Davis, Studios  Donna DiBianco-Making Awesome Radio
10:45-11:45 Ursula Ruedenberg, Managing & Mayhem – “Why Do They DO That??” Stephen Koch- How to make 7 minutes last 18 years
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30-3:00  Betty McArdle, Management Models: Where the Buck Stops David Klann-Advanced Automation with Rivendell
3:30-5:00 Ursula Ruedenberg, GRC Organizational Meeting
End of GRC 2016!