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This is the wiki space for the Student Radio Station of the University of Bath, 1449AM URB.


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Page: 0.1 Production Stages
THE LONG AND NOISY ROAD LET’S BE FRANK HERE. Making any documentary, audiobook or drama is going to take time and a fair amount of organization. Below I’ve broken this down into project stages. These stages are also how the rest of these pages are laid
Page: 1.1 Casting/Team Recruitment
Every year, URB submits projects to the Student Radio Awards. They have some important rules regarding non-student involvement. I’ve rewritten them a bit for URB productions: URB Dramas and Audiobooks should only involve current students, or ones that wil
Page: 1.2 Timescale
A documentary will probably take a lot of time in Stage 1 Planning (1 week min). Every documentary needs to be driven by a central question. Without that you’re going to struggle with structuring the documentary script and interview questions. There needs
Page: 1.3 Picking a Story for an Audiobook
Be open to any genre, but please don’t pick subject matter that will offend students, is scandalous, or contradicts the University’s dedication to equality and diversity. Please do not choose audiobooks that describe suicide, hanging, or drowning in any g
Page: 1.4 Writing a Radio Drama: Script/Production Issues
Obviously radio dramas have to be written differently to television ones. Television relies on two human senses, whereas radio only uses hearing. As such, some stuff in scripts won’t work so well over the radio and they’ll be a production nightmare. Befor
Page: 1.5 Starting a Documentary
Try to plan your documentary out as an essay for a qualitative subject. Or, INTRO, POINT, QUOTE, ANALYSIS, SECOND POINT, SECOND QUOTE, SECOND ANALYSIS… So this would require an introduction that frames the problem/context that you will be looking at. The
Page: 1.6 Formatting Disclaimers, Titles and Credits
I’m putting this now so you don’t forget to do this and that you keep an eye on who’s involved in your project throughout production. Show Disclaimers If any of URB’s documentaries, audiobooks or dramas contain politically incorrect terminology or offen
Page: 10. URB's Top 100 of the Year
X. URB's Top 100 of The Year At the end of each calendar year URB broadcasts two bumper-long shows that count down what we believe to be the 100 best songs released during the last 12 months (i.e. between 1st December last year and 31st November this year
Page: 11. Record Library
XI. Record Library In the days before mp3s were commonplace, URB played all its music on air exclusively through CDs and vinyl. Since we now have RSP and Nonstop, any valuable records have been sold, with the profits being plunged back into the station –
Page: 1449AM URB
General info about URB
Page: 2. DJ's Macbook
II. DJ's Macbook This might seem like one of the minor points in this handover but I think it's important to have this near the top while you're paying attention. Any music obtained for the radio system will theoretically be edited for the system and it
Page: 2.1 Setting Up Recording
Only use zoom mics if you can’t get an interviewee into URB. You can use these by speaking to a member of URB Comm, signing them out and returning them to the studio ASAP. Otherwise, you can record all documentary, audiobook and drama content in Studio 1.
Page: 2.2 Sourcing Music and Sound Effects
Let’s consider your options here one at a time. For audiobooks and dramas only use the first three as they can be used legally for commercial means without any financial cost. 1. Foley and Original Music. The trickiest but most rewarding route. It’s by
Page: 2.3 Fun With Sound Design
Stage 3 is going to be tough if you don’t plan this out now. The key to sound design is not to create a wall of hundreds of sounds. All of your sounds for an audiobook/drama should either be a) A necessary part of the atmosphere/environment of a scene,
Page: 3. Acquiring Music
III. Acquiring Music So here we go, the big question here is, how does URB obtain such an extensive music library? Well The music on URB's system normally comes from one of four different sources: Promo Companies Online Music Stores The Music Team Your pe
Page: 3. Mixing Down in Adobe Audition: Edit View and Multitrack View
So you’ve recorded your content and sourced the music and sounds that you’d like to be in your project. It’s time to clean them up and then mix them together. Here’s a few simple guidelines for using Adobe Audition to edit content. Adobe Audition is the s
Page: 4. Editing music
IV. Editing Music Ok so this is where the way I did things and the way every other Head of Music probably did them is different. The point is we get the same result at the end. I will write both ways here for your benefit and then you pick which one you w
Page: 4. Schedule/Broadcast/Upload a Project
IF YOU’VE GOT TO THIS STAGE, THEN CONGRATULATIONS! To get a project put on the broadcast schedule have a word with the Executive Producer if it’s a documentary, or have a word with the RavenTales lead producer if it’s an audiobook or drama. They can then
Page: 5. Adding Music to RSP and Nonstop
V. Adding Music To RSP and Nonstop Unless presenters bring in their own music to play on their shows, all songs on URB are played from the U:\Playout\Music folder through one of two programs, Radio Server Player 2 (RSP) or Nonstop, both of which need to b
Page: 5. Basic Production Templates for Documentaries and Audiobooks
A DOCUMENTARY IN MULTITRACK VIEW Track 1 – Voice over recordings Track 2 – Interview extracts Track 3 – Transitional sounds Track 4 – Music Basic Title Ident (optional backing music commences) Voiceover Intro (mix down with 5-10 second extracts of t
Page: 6. Music team and Meetings
VI. Music Team and Meetings Ok so let's take a break from the music stuff and talk about the fun people that really do add joy to the position of Head of Music. If you have obtained the position of Head of Music then chances are you will have been to one
Page: 7. The Music Review Show
VII. The Music Review Show Traditionally The Music Review Show was hosted after the music meetings, at 2pm by the Head of Music. It centres on the reviewing each song that has been played during the meeting and then people will score it out of 10. You can
Page: 8. Playlists
VIII. Playlists URB has two playlists which are to be regularly updated to reflect current trends in the student world of music, Playlist A and Playlist B. During daytime hours (10am to 6pm according to nonstop) URB will play 4 songs from Playlist A and 2
Page: 9. Interviews
IX. Interviews A deputy is probably the best idea for this or an “Interview Coordinator”. I personally would love to see Interviews and Sessions become a big part of URB and you will struggle to find time to do lots of these to give us that edge. You wi


Page: Adding Your Own Music Onto Myriad
Once you have passed your demo tape & have a show of your own, you are allowed to add music you bring in yourself onto the system. However, it is highly important you follow the steps below: Bring the songs you'd like to add onto Myriad on a USB stick (w
Page: AM Broadcast System
AM Broadcast System documentation, courtesy of RADICA, who has serviced URB 1449am since 1982
Page: AT50 Aerial Tuning Unit Readings 2001-2012
Record of all measures taken of the AT50 Unit. Tim Foulsham of Radica has a copy in his inbox sent 26/05/2017.


Page: BathStudent Sync
Membership Data Current paid members on BathStudent are synced with URB's database daily as follows When a user joins Student Media, their name is added to a membership on Membership Grouping ID: 6504 MSL (the company that manages BathStud
Page: BroadcastInfo
Here are the technical details relating to the BroadcastInfo computer and the page that is used.
Page: BroadcastInfo Computer
The computer controlling the two BroadcastInfo screens in Studio 1 and Studio 2, it is located in the loft on the right hand side of the rack. Details of Build The date of build of this computer is unknown. It is super old. Type Item Notes CPU Motherb
Page: BroadcastInfo Page
Page: Bus Stop
Here are the details concerning the playout system at the Bus Stop, including the speaker system, computer and apps.
Page: Bus Stop Raspberry Pi
Initially the speakers at the bus stop were powered by an Acer Aspire Revo. After a year of driving everyone who had the misfortune of using it insane, it finally broke beyond repair. It has since been replaced with a Raspberry Pi Type B, this page deals
Page: Bus Stop Speaker System


Page: Cartwall
Page: Committee Handover Process
Describe when someone would need this information. For example "when connecting to wi-fi for the first time". Step-by-step guide Add the steps involved: Group Manager - Update committee usernames in the relevant groups (login using su9rub) You can also co
Page: Committee Pages
These page can only be seen by committee members and contains relevant information including Handovers. Please login. If you are logged in, can't view any pages in the category and believe this is in error contact the Head of Online mailto:urb-online@bath
Page: Computer Template
In here enter a preamble about the computer you are writing about. Details of Build Required Software and Installation Previous Versions
Page: Computers
Here the technical details of the station's computers will be put.
Page: Connecting to the File Server
In here will go the details of connecting to the file server on startup.


Page: DAC Cartwall
DAC Cartwall is a piece of software on most of the accessible computers in the station, it is used in Studio 1, on the Cartwall, mostly for playing beds, adverts, etc. Installation and Setup To put Cartwall on any computer: Go to P:\DAC Cartwall, open the



Page: File lists
Page: Fileserver
Page: Fileserver1
Page: FRANCESCA (Central Control Panel)
Info coming soon...



Page: Handovers
Page: Head of Music
I. Introduction Hello, and congratulations on becoming URB's new Head of Music! (Reluctant to call it HOM, it just sounds a bit silly). You've just been appointed the coolest position on URB's committee (except station manager, maybe). Being head of music
Page: Head of Station Sound
The Head of Station Sound is in charge of everything on the air that isn't a presenter or music. This includes the jingles, adverts, beds, etc. This page was last edited September 2013 by Steven Pagett. Main Responsibilities The main responsibilities are
Page: Head of Training
Presenting We split up presenter training into a few levels so people can start going live quickly. After passing level one, members of media (necessary - insurance) can present whenever they like. More serious shows and features should be offered to peop
Page: History
Home page: Home
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Page: How Can I Get Involved with URB?
If you want to get involved in URB but don't know where to start, then you've come to the right place! Whether you want to present your own show or work behind the scenes, being part of URB & student radio is a lot of fun, a great way to meet new people a
Page: How To Book Training (For Running The Desk)
To present your own show on URB, you will need to book a training session to learn how to run the desk and use Myriad software. We recommend that all members who want to present get trained, even if you don't think you'll be running the desk for your show


Page: Icecast
Page: Internet and Network Troubleshooting
Here are some of the more frequent problems that occur with our computers and the internet. I can't connect to the internet Check that the ethernet cable is plugged in at both ends. (Note some computers have separate network cards as the on-board network




Page: LDAP
LDAP Groups are used for authentication and user management in various URB systems. LDAP groups are maintained using the BUCS Group Manager su9urb must be an admin user of all URB LDAP groups Website On the URB website
Page: Logging


Page: Making Skype Calls in Studio 1
Calls can be made and received via the Cartwall computer in Studio 1 using URB's Skype account by following these steps: Open Skype on the Cartwall computer Move the mouse onto the Cartwall computer by moving upwards on either of the two adjacent Studio 1
Page: Myriad
Installation SQL Server Myriad Playout Myriad Supporting Applications
Page: Myriad - Add New Users
This guide will explain how to add a new user to Myriad. The user must have an audio wall space allocated to them. Myriad Audio Wall - Allocation Spreadsheet
Page: Myriad - Training Guide
The following how to guides have been tagged to do with Myriad.
Page: Myriad Playout
Describe when someone would need this information. For example "when connecting to wi-fi for the first time". Step-by-step guide Add the steps involved: Insert your steps. You can also copy and paste or drag and drop images into your instructions. You m


Page: Navigation
1449AM URB 1449AM URB Tech Wiki Tech Wiki Committee Pages Committee Pages edit this navigation
Page: Network Map: Host Name, Physical Whereabouts, IP Address, Physical/MAC address
Network Map within URB Studio 1,2 & 3 and Offices. Accurate as of 11:00am, 06/02/2017. Contact = Richard Knight, (URB Head of IT, 2016/17) Host Name Physical Whereabouts IP Address Physical/MAC address URB-
Page: Nonstop


Page: Office 1
This is the first office computer, usually the left-hand of the two. Details of Build The computer was built in March 2011. Type Item Notes CPU Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor Now discontinued Motherboard ASUS P8H67-M-LE ATX LGA1155 Motherbo
Page: Office 2
This is the second office computer, it previously was the Studio 2 computer. It is usually the right-hand of the two office computers. Details of Build Date of build unknown: Pre 2009/2010 academic year. Moved to its current location March 2011. Type Item
Page: Outside Screen Computer
The computer controlling the outside screen is located in the loft, in the far right rack. Details of Build The date of build of this computer is unknown, it was donated to us by the Students' Union. It was installed in URB Summer 2012. Type Item Notes CP


Page: Presenting - level one
After this, members of media (necessary - insurance) can present live whenever they want. This happens in studio one, and should take 30-60 minutes. The trainee should be sitting in the main chair throughout training, and play with all the controls - the
Page: Presenting - Some Top Tips!
Below are some things to keep in mind if you really want to improve your presenting style: Listen Back. The number 1 way to improve your presenting is to give it a try, and listen back to your shows afterwards. Listen back secretly at the dead of night, u
Page: Producer's
Page: Production Wiki
WAYS TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY, AUDIOBOOK OR DRAMA AT 1449AM URB DEAR URB PRODUCERS, I hope that you will find the following pages helpful for making your own radio documentaries, audiobooks and dramas in the URB studios. They were written to help supp



Page: Rebooting the Station
The following page explains the various steps which are required to correctly startup the station: Servers Make sure that the following servers are running: The main file server (small, silver, with NAS on the front). The backup file server. Nonstop. Logg
Page: Record Studio 1 Output
Page: Recording A Demo Tape
Once you've completed your training, and had a bit of practice, it's time to record your demo tape. It is a requirement of everyone at the station who wants to present their own show to pass one, as we need to make sure you can run the desk proficiently a
Page: Resetting the webcam IP
The AXIS webcam in Studio 1 occasionally drops its IP address. To reassign it, run an application on the Studio 1 computer called AXIS IP Utility found under All Programs on the Start Menu. Go to Tools > Assign IP Address Using Serial Number... Enter the
Page: Restting the Sky Box
The sky box provides the IRN news feed for the top of the hour (TOTH). It is set to constantly output the IRN feed. Nonstop then switches to this feed for a couple minutes a the TOTH. Sometimes however the box changes channel and must be reset otherwise i
Page: RSP
RSP is the main playout software used in URB and took over from the use of CDs around 2007. Since then it has been updated only a small number of times by the manufacturer, and not since around 2009. It has never been deemed a perfect solution to the prob
Page: Running The Desk & Myriad - The Basics
This article is aimed at those who've had some training & want a quick reminder of how things work! Perhaps good to read over before doing your demo? Myriad – The Basics Setting Up Your Show Remember: The faders control what goes out live. If there is no


Page: Servers
Technical documentation relating to the servers in URB.
Page: Setting Up a New Computer
In here will contain the details of setting up a new computer for the station, either Windows or Linux. Windows Linux
Page: Software
Technical documentation of the software generally used in URB.
Page: SQL Database
This page is slowly being compiled. It is not yet an exhaustive list. If in doubt, ask. URB relies heavily on a SQL database hosted by BUCS at This page serves to outline the tables within that database. Tables URB.MUSIC_LIST Music
Page: Steak night
We don't talk about it.
Page: Studio 1
This computer is the main computer in Studio 1, its main functions are to host the RSP playout system and provide access to Francesca and the Internet to the presenters. The computer itself is located in the Studio 1 loftIt also has two screens. Details o
Page: Studio 2
This computer is one of the main production computers in the station, as such it is of a higher specification than some of the others due to the demands of Audition. It also has two screens. Details of Build The computer was built in March 2011. Type Item
Page: Studio 3
This computer is one of the main production computers in the station, as such it is of a higher specification than some of the others due to the demands of Audition. It also has two screens. Details of Build The computer was built in March 2011. Type Item
Page: Studio One - Running the Desk
Going live Nothing that happens in the studio goes live unless you sign onto FRANCESCA and make it so. The trainee shouldn't have permissions yet, so they can relax and play with anything they want - it's impossible to mess things up. Channels The desk is


Page: Tech Wiki
Documentation relating to the engineering aspects of URB - including URB online, NonStop, IT and other engineering systems. AM Broadcast System
Page: The Committee
The station is currently made up of 12 committee members: Station Manager Programme Controller Executive Producer Head of Music Head of Roadshow Head of Station Sound Chief Engineer Head of IT Head of Online Head of Advertising & Marketing Head of Trainin
Page: The demo tape
It's okay for there to be a few mistakes as long as you don't think people would cringe too much if they listened to the tape on live radio. The content's basically irrelevant - they can talk about their fingernails or whatever. The songs are irrelevant -
Page: The Outside Screen
The screen to the right of the station is controlled by us through a computer in the loft. It displays the recently played songs, current show, next show, etc. This page discusses the webpage that it shows and the computer that runs it.
Page: The TV
In here will contain the details for the TV screen in Studio 1.
Page: Training Wiki
We are currently building out our training guides. Getting On Air: Running the Desk Recording a Demo Other guides coming soon...
Page: Training Wiki - NEW


Page: URB Purple
Here are the RGB and CMYK codes for URB purple: RGB 52 35 72 (#342348) CMYK 82 91 41 42 (#362247)
Page: URB: Inventory Audit, Studio 1
Accurate as of 06/02/2017 Item Model Physical Whereabouts Estimated Present Value Condition Red, Amber or Green: (RED: Broken, Amber: Functioning with defects, Green: Fully Functioning) Defect Information Last PAT Test date Next PAT Test date Use Process


Page: Volume Control App


Page: Webpage
Information about the website (
Page: Website Functions
User Validation Logged In The following returns true if a user is logged in. $LOGGEDIN Current User The following returns the username of the currently logged in user. $USERID Paid Member on BathStudent The following checks wether the current (or speci





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