Learn more about the Babbers

26 Oct 2017

Do you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about getting involved in local radio?

The Babbers is a weekly radio show aired on Ujima 98fm, produced and presented by older people in Bristol and funded by BAB. Next month the Babbers are organising an information session for people to find out more about what it takes to get the show on the airwaves.

Volunteers look after every aspect of the radio show, from technical support to booking guests, pre-recording interviews and presenting the show. Because the show is run wholly by volunteers, they are critical to the success of the show – and the Babbers are looking for new members to join the team.

Supported by BAB as part of the Public Understanding project, the Babbers show is designed to help reduce barriers to understanding. One of the key challenges with isolation, loneliness and ageing is that often, other people don’t quite understand the issue or only see negative stereotypes around them. Through the Public Understanding project, BAB develops and delivers activities that promote positive approaches to later life and tackle stereotypes around ageing, isolation and loneliness.

The information session will be held on Wednesday 29th November between 10am and 12 noon and older people with an interest in radio are encouraged to come along. They’ll be able to enjoy a free lunch while finding out more about volunteering opportunities and the radio show more generally. Everyone is welcome, whether they're interested in volunteering or just nosy about what goes on behind the scenes of a radio show.

Find out things like:

What it takes to get a show ready for air?

Who the Babbers’ favourite people to interview are?

How they pick songs to go with our show?

If you’re interested in attending the information session, you can contact bab@ageukbristol.org.uk or call 0117 928 1539 for more information and to book a place.


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