I’ve listened to a lot of radio documentaries, but I’ve never heard one that concludes “within a hair’s breadth of 1 minute.” Then I noticed this call-for-content item on the free103point9 newsroom blog:
Your radio documentary can be on any theme and told in any format, so long as it is audio only. It should be within a hair’s breadth of 1 minute, and have a great title. It must be entirely your own work, though could be a reworking of something you have made before. You can enter as a team or as an individual. No other information (eg pictures, explanatory text) will be taken into account by the judges.
Your sixty second masterpiece will become part of the First Spark Radio Festival, scheduled for February 2, and a brainchild of SoundArt Radio 102.5 FM in the Totnes area of Devon, United Kingdom. Here’s the description:
First Spark is part of a programme of work at the station around the sometimes-forgotten fire festivals of Beltane, Lammas, Samhain and Imbolc, as we seek to find new ways to celebrate these turning points of the year. So First Spark is the earliest sign of spring, and a time for new ideas in radio, transmission art and electronic music.
Anyway, if you’ve got something along these lines (or are now inspired to produce it), you can upload the piece here. The deadline is Friday, the 18th of January at five pm.
“We’d really like to play them all on Soundart Radio during the first week of February,” the announcement says . . .