Listen to HCC radio students’ work! Now featuring “Sonic Ids”…
What’s a sonic ID?
Sonic IDs are short. They’re generally 30- 60 second snapshots of sound that answer a small question, or set a mood or are just playful. Each paints an audio picture of a specific place. Together HCC Radio students’ sonic IDs weave an audio quilt of life here at Howard Community College, and in some cases the surrounding community.
Who produced these HCC sonic IDs?
Sonic IDs are produced by HCC radio students who enroll for Introduction to Radio I classes. This first generation sonic IDs were produced in the Fall 2010 semester and the second generation in the Fall 2011 semester.
To produce just 30 - 60 seconds of great sound, students have to master concept development, recording technique, interviewing skills, writing and audio editing!
Take a listen:
You can also hear these sonic IDs on HCC Radio The Dragon, our internet radio station! They play sporadically through out the day.
Who came up with the idea?
Sonic IDs were started by independent producer extraordinaire Jay Allison at the Cape and Islands NPR stations. http://www.wgbh.org/wcai/voices.cfm . Public Radio stations around the country have caught the sonic ID bug, and many produce and broadcast their own sonic IDs. Here at HCC Radio The Dragon, we’re excited to jump on that bandwagon.