ERIC Number: EJ943800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Reference Count: 0
"At 75 You Don't Expect to Become a Radio Star"
Adults Learning, v22 n9 p12-16 May 2011
When 75-year-old Margaret Corston saw a poster in her local library advertising a course in basic radio broadcasting skills, she little thought that some 18 months later she would be hosting her own weekly show, with thousands of listeners, on community radio. From small beginnings--her first course was called "First Steps in Radio"--she began to learn more, taking an accredited course in Media Techniques in Radio. She was soon presenting Community Corners, on Bolton FM, the community radio station that has grown out of the work of DBBC--Diversity in Barrier-Breaking Communications--a ground-breaking, volunteer-run project which uses radio broadcasting techniques as a means of raising students' confidence and supporting them to progress on to further learning, voluntary work or paid employment. Like many other learners on the project, she has found the experience transformational. The author met Dorothy Martland, one of the founders of the project, and learner Margaret Corston, to find out what the recognition of an Adult Learners' Week Award meant to them.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Radio, Older Adults, Transformative Learning, Broadcast Industry, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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