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EMFM provides information about EMF Camp live during the entire event. EMFM broadcasts and archives audio and video of all of the talks, as well as keep you up to date and provide background information through the 24/7 (actually 24/3.5) live radio broadcasts from the EMFM on-camp radio studio.


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Videos of the talks will be published on the YouTube Channel.

How can I help?

EMFM aims to be as transparent as possible, letting anyone who's interested in radio and broadcasting see how the radio station works, and letting them get involved in running it during the camp. Editorial control will be required to some extent to ensure we don't make terrible radio but will not be hidden from those wishing to contribute content.



  • Making radio
    • Making radio is fun and not all that hard, especially when the whole studio setup is provided to you by the EMFM audio geeks;
    • Someone will be in the studio to help with audio-tech, so even if you have never touched a mixing desk you can make radio on EMFM;
    • Claim one or more of the 1-hour slots on the broadcasting schedule.
  • Chief Sound Engineer
    • We will need a 'chief engineer' in the radio studio at all (most) times, to help people with making live shows and keep all the cables tidy;
    • Basic knowledge of how a mixing desk works (or eager to learn said skill) is required.

Video Streaming


We will need the following positions filled for each stage for every talk:

  • Camera Operators
    • Point the camera(s) at the right places at the right time
  • Sound Operators
    • Will be doing live sound as well as the broadcast mix
    • Doing sound checks with speakers and providing instruction on using mics properly and effectively
  • DVSwitch Operators
    • Switching the sources live during talks (i.e. vision mixing)
    • Responsible for editing, metadata'ing and uploading the talks to ingest after they're complete
  • Master Control Room (MCR) Engineer (monitoring the outbound feeds)
    • Need to make DVSwitch operators aware of any problems with their output
    • Be quick on your feet to spot and resolve any errors or problems
    • Act as a central point of contact.

Anyone involved in this side of things should read this tutorial on streaming written by the DebConf guys that wrote DVSwitch. It's all useful information and very relevant.

Volunteer Schedule

Shift Stage 1 Cam Stage 1 Switch Stage 1 Sound Stage 2 Cam Stage 2 Switch Stage 2 Sound MCR Engineer Radio engineer
Friday Open-Lunch User:naxxfish User:gmc User:gmc
Friday Lunch-Tea User:gmc User:Loz User:naxxfish
Friday Tea-Dinner User:naxxfish
Friday Dinner-Close
Saturday Open-Lunch User:naxxfish
Saturday Lunch-Tea User:gmc User:naxxfish
Saturday Tea-Dinner User:Sully User:naxxfish
Saturday Dinner-Close User:Sd User:gmc
Sunday Open-Lunch User:Sully User:naxxfish User:Loz
Sunday Lunch-Tea User:naxxfish
Sunday Tea-Dinner User:naxxfish
Sunday Dinner-Close User:naxxfish
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