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Local Youth Radio Program Hosts the Great Northeast Radio Rally and Audio Slam—a conference and competition—Sunday, January 16, 2011.

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PORTLAND — Blunt Youth Radio Project is pleased to announce the first-ever Great Northeast Radio Rally to be held on Sunday, January 16. The Rally invites audio producers (and aspiring producers) of all ages and stripes to mingle and talk shop while getting new ideas and inspiration for their craft.

The Rally will feature workshops on a variety of audio-related topics, including oral history, telling stories through sound, covering elections for radio, pitching stories to NPR, and creating compelling multimedia.

The Rally runs 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.at the Wishcamper Center on the campus of the University of Southern Maine, and concludes in the evening with what may be the world’s first Audio Slam, a friendly but serious competition at Space Gallery in downtown Portland. The Slam starts at 7 p.m. and it is free and open to all ages.

The Audio Slam is similar to a poetry slam with a few twists: Audio producers enter 4 minutes of produced audio, and these entries are played and judged live at the Slam in a series of one-minute rounds. The winning prize is $500! Also, all entries will air on Blunt, the weekly show of Blunt Youth Radio on WMPG, Greater Portland Community Radio. Entries are being accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 10.

For more information, call Claire Holman at 650-5835.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Claire Holman

Telephone Number: (207)650-5835

Website: http://bluntradio.org

Email: cholman@usm.maine.edu