Calling all Internet radio hounds

by Heather Miller

AOC Community Media is looking for volunteer radio personalities to assist with a new Internet radio station the media center is launching Nov. 1. A new Internet radio show in the works at AOC is seeking volunteer radio personalities to help with developing local content.

According to a release from AOC Community Media, the nonprofit media center is hosting an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 to recruit local producers, news junkies, radio operators and other AOC members with an interest in contributing to "Cypress Street Radio," which launches Nov. 1.

"Our new service will give yet another outlet for local residents to tell their diverse stories, share their opinions and express their creativity," said Ed Bowie, executive director of AOC. "This platform is perfect for residents with opinions to share, nonprofits with causes to promote, creatives with ideas to express, narrators with great reading voices and even technically skilled individuals with the desire to help people produce important local content:"
Content on Cypress Street Radio must be non-commercial, locally produced and address issues relevant to the community. AOC will also teach beginners interested in participating the basics of Internet radio production as well as the elements of quality radio programming.

Cypress Street Radio will stream online through SHOUTcast, linked to on AOC's website, www.aocinc.org and on mobile phones through the SHOUTcast application.

To be involved with AOC's new community project, individuals must be AOC members who live in Lafayette Parish. Memberships range from $25-35 per year.
If you plan on attending the launch meeting Oct. 23, email [email protected] by Oct. 22 to RSVP.