Info for presenters – season 4 2010
Congrats on getting a show for season 4 on SYN.
The season starts on October 4th and runs until December 19th.
Tamz is your primary contact for SYN related things. You can contact Tamz on [email protected]
You can also call us during office hours on 9925 4747 – Tamz might not be there, but chances are someone will be able to answer your question.
We’ll update this page with useful info as the season goes on. Check here first if you have a question… we might have already answered it.
- fun facts about season 4
- presenters meeting
- setting up a syn.org.au account
- guide to syn.org.au
- MMS and SYNplayer
- flagships and contact details
- program grid
- runsheets and other useful things
- You are one of about 300 presenters making over 100 shows.
- We had lots of applications from SYN regulars this season.
- Weekend timeslots were competitive again.
- There are lots of new genre night shows.
Compulsory Presenters Meeting
SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 2pm, UPSTAIRS AT THE HOUSE OF SYN
You need to come to the Season 4 Presenters Meeting on Sunday 3rd October at 2pm, upstairs at the House. It’s the only time that we’ll ask you to come together, so it’s important that you get out of work, or whatever, and come along. If you can’t make it, you need to contact Tamz on [email protected] as soon as you can.
The SYN website
You can see a copy of the grid (as it fills up) here.
Each show in the grid links to a separate show page. You have to make one yourself before the season starts. Here’s how:
1. Create an account
Your user name will be visible to people using the site, so keep it clean.
2. Wait to be upgraded
Mike and Tamz have to individually approve each of you to be able to upload content to the site, send us a request using this upgrade form.
If you think we might have missed you, send Tamz an email on [email protected], or Mike on [email protected].
3. Create a show page
If you’ve had a show on SYN already this year, search the website first, you probably already have a show page. Make yourself a ‘member’ of that ‘group’ and you can take over the page. Edit the details and bring it up to date.
For everyone else, you need to create a show (or ‘group’, I think they’re called). Fill in all the details, persuade people that your show is worth listening to. You can use some of the same stuff you wrote for your application.
4. Fill it with content
You can podcast, upload videos, post playlists, write articles, reviews, whatever you like.
Pretty much the only restriction is that you must have copyright approval for anything you post. You can’t upload music. You can’t even upload something that has music as a backing. If you want to post episodes of your show, you have to cut out the music.
Guide to syn.org.au
We’ve also created a guide to the website and SYN’s online presence in general. An updated version is currently in the works, but It’s well worth a read when you’re ready to start podcasting.
Download (PDF, 512kB)
MMS and SYNPlayer (Flywire)
You’ll get a log-in for MMS in the next week or so. The address is https://mms.syn.org.au
Through MMS, you can upload:
* show media (eg: you’re listening to The Hoist, SYN’s Aussie music show)
* show promos (eg: tune into The Hoist, 7pm weekdays on SYN)
These files will show up on SYNplayer, on the main computer in the on-air studio. We’ll talk about that in more detail at the presenters meeting. If you’re still confused, contact Tamz on [email protected].
If you want to record show media, or pre-record any segments for your show, you can book studio time through MMS too.
Flagships are our all-year round, highly produced, super-organised permanent shows. You’re welcome to get involved in these shows any time, on-air or behind the scenes. Contact the Exec Producers directly for more info.
You can see the whole program grid on the website. Check out some of the other shows that are on this block, and get a sense of where you fit in the whole scheme of things.
Runsheets and other useful things
Are you sick of listening to 35 minute talk breaks? Tired of self-indulgently long conversations with no pause for music?
You need a runsheet!
Give yourselves a fighting chance of keeping to time with this range of excellent timekeeping documents. Get organised, plan your show well, and your audience will thank you.
You can find runsheets, and other useful things, on the Production Drive – that’s the networked hard drive SYN, linked between the House and Studio 2. On any computer at SYN, go to:
My Computer > P drive > standalone programs > AAA useful docs
That’s it for now
We’ll see you all on Sunday 3rd October at the presenters meeting.
Again, any questions, email Tamz on [email protected]