Bruno also arranged for me to do a workshop on radio production. This was presented at the Polytechnic University in Managua (Universidad Politécnica de Nicaragua), in a beautiful chapel there on the campus. This was one of the few events that we’ve done where we charged an entrance fee; people understood that this was done to help offset the costs of renting the meeting space and providing refreshments for the group. We’ve also become increasingly aware that people respect a paid program in a way that they don’t a free one. When we set a reasonable price, no one seems to have a problem with it.
As I developed the content, I quickly switched from the idea of traditional radio to that of a podcast. Any of the attendees could immediately begin a podcast; few would have the chance to do radio.
The workshop was a success. Several of the people reported their plans to begin producing content, and one man has even shared some of his work with me. I hope to have the chance to do similar work in the future.