Monday, June 6, 2011

Good Night and Good Luck

So there it is. After weeks of frustration, complications, hard work and eventual success , Refilwe and I have finished our Upstart on Radio project.

Upstart makes its mark on RMR

The nerves somewhat jangled as I entered the radio labs for our workshop on Friday! My nerves resulted in the growing concern of repeat disappointments. Will everyone pitch up this time? Have they done the work that was assigned to them?

Upstart back on track

So obviously last weeks blog post was evidently a frustrated one. After taking another look at it, it is clear that I pretty much used it as a space for venting my feelings- getting everything on paper before it bottles up to the brink of boiling point.

Crunch time..without the crunch

So the Upstarters just seem to diminish with every week. At the start of first term, we had 6 kids, delighted about being chosen to produce a radio show- enthusiastic and eager to start. Now, it seems that Fifi and I are lucky if three pitch up. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Newspapers and No-shows

The first workshop of term two commenced last Friday. The aim of this workshop was to start generating content. This however, did not happen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Term 2 Commences

After an intensely productive and, as expressed in previous blog entries, occasionally problematic first term, we enter second term, the term where all our hard work comes together in the second ever year of Upsrtart on radio.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Resounding Recordings

This week, one of our main concerns related to the logistics of preparing the team, given various difficulties that we are experiencing with ensuring their presence at workshops.  We had planned to split this week’s workshop into  two parts; one two hour session on Friday and another on Saturday.