We have set dates for our first round of Radio Training in 2018 - training will be held on Monday Nights over 7 sessions, commencing on February 19. Check the Intro To Radio Broadcasting page for all the details or to register!
Due to popular demand, the Pulse Film Festival entry deadline has been extended to January!
This will allow some of our filmmakers capture the end of year Festivities that their culture celebrates.
The new deadline will be January 15. Make sure to get your entries in by then!
Here's a few hints:
The Pulse's next Music Trivia Night will be happening on Friday December 15th from 6:30pm, here at The Pulse (68-70 Little Ryrie Street Geelong)
Featuring Live Music, Prizes, complimentary Pizza, and drinks at bar prices, it's sure to be a fantastic night out!
More details coming soon!
Tickets can be pre-purchased now via the form below!
Hello there, my name is Kgshak (pronounced ‘Keshak’) Akec and I’m (nearly) a university graduate. With only one credit point left to complete, I thought it would be best to seek an internship over the summer. I secured a position at The Pulse radio station, the perfect place to apply the skills and knowledge that I’ve acquired in my years of learning. My goal over the two and a half months that I’m here, is to critically and creatively complete all my assigned tasks as well as let my ideas flow. Bringing my ideas to life as best as I can, outside the confines and the safeness of a classroom. I want to bring something to the table and to independently overcome challenges in a professional environment. It sounds daunting, I know, but this is pretty much what I’ve spent all of my university life preparing for.
As the first week of the internship comes to an end, I thought I might share some of the things I’ve experienced in the 15 hours that I’ve worked as an intern at this diverse and culturally rich radio station.
I woke up feeling an excitement that completely overshadowed my nervousness on Wednesday the 1st of November. I stepped into the familiar and friendly studio and was greeted with the task of promoting The Pulse’s inaugural film festival. I was given a few posters and cards and a list of ten or so locations around Geelong where they needed to be placed and promoted.
‘This should be a piece of cake’ I thought to myself, I thought I’d be done in an hour or less, and boy, was I wrong. Being from and growing up in Geelong, I thought I knew the city like the back of my hand. But, I didn’t. I got lost multiple times finding these locations and had to use Google Maps more times than I care to admit. Even though getting lost in my hometown was a little bit of a rude awakening, I stumbled across various really cool places in Geelong which I had no idea existed. Getting lost also lead me to revisit places I haven’t been since my childhood. It was nice to walk around and re-discover the changing city and even as a native, find places that were new and unfamiliar to me. Prior to the task, getting lost in Geelong city would've been a prospect I wouldn't have welcomed, but had I not have gotten lost, I wouldn't have discovered the places that were hidden to me up until that point. Besides, getting lost isn't so bad, because there are always people more than willing to help you find your way.
While the first day consisted of exploring my physical surroundings, the last two days of the first week consisted of exploring The Pulse’s digital surroundings and how I could use the technology to my advantage in the process of creation. Thursday, I was familiarising myself with the role of 'social media administrator' for the day and Friday I was sitting on a stool in front of a green screen talking to a camera. All for good reason, of course, (to bring to you the video segment of this project.)
The journey to filming the video, I’ll talk more about next week including the challenges and technical difficulties I experienced and how I overcame them, but for now, I’d just like to pay attention to the TV Studio in itself. First of all, I didn’t even know a facility like this was available at The Pulse, let alone, to the public for use. The moment I stepped into the room when I went on the first tour of the studio a few weeks before I started, my mind exploded with ideas, all that could be made possible by the potential of this room.
The first week of my internship has me feeling excited, confident and mindful on the same token. I feel an excitement for what the next few weeks have in store and the possibilities. The failures, the successes, the ideas which I’m working hard to bring to life and the ideas which haven’t even entered my mind yet.
Our 2017 Subscriber drive in happening from October through to November 17th.
Subscribe Now to show your support, and you could win:
-Queenscliff Music Festival Tickets
-Port Fairy Folk Festival Tickets
-Geelong Lyric Theatre tickets
-Geelong Repertory Theatre tickets
Entries are now open for the inaugural Pulse Film Festival!
The theme is "Reflections Of Culture" - how will you interpret this with your film??
The help our filmmakers, the Pulse will be holding free scripting and filmmaking workshops, held on Wednesday the 4th and Friday the 6th of October.
To register, or to find out more, visit: thepulsefilmfestival.com
The inaugural 94.7thePulse Short Film Festival : Reflections of Culture opens soon!
Entries are now opened for the inaugural 94.7thePulse Short Film Festival. We invite you to explore the theme and capture your own reflections of culture in a 1-3min film or clip.
THEME: Reflections of Culture
For more information, visit thepulsefilmfestival.com
The Pulse is pleased to announce our upcoming Council Debates, Live on Mitchell's Front Page!
BELLARINE Tuesday 3rd October @9:00am
WINDERMERE Tuesday 3rd October @11:00am
KARDINIA Tuesday 10th October @9:00am
BROWNBILL Tuesday 10th October @11:00am
If you have any questions to put to the candidates, please feel free to submit here, or come along in person to the debates!
Debates will be held in the Pulse building, 68-70 Little Ryrie Street Geelong (corner Market St South)
During Mitchell's Front Page program last month, one of our presenters, Greg McHenry, made some comments about the former Mayor of the City Of Geelong, Mr Darryn Lyons. Mr McHenry called Mr Lyons establishments in Geelong 'drug dens'. this radio station retracts that comment. The comment was utterly baseless and should not have been made.
Mr. McHenry also made other derogatory comments about Mr. Lyon's character which were unfair and unacceptable. His comments do not represent the views of the station.
We sincerely apologise to Mr. Lyons for all of the comments that were made about him during the program. We have also sent him a personal letter of apology. Mr Lyons is always welcome at this station and we hope that he will return in the future.
The Pulse will be broadcasting live from the G21 Regional Alliance forum, held at the RACV Resort in Torquay this Friday September 1st.
Tune in from 10am to hear from speakers including Opposition leader Bill Shorten, ABC journalist Leigh Sales and Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale.
For more information, or to book your tickets, visit http://www.g21.com.au/news/730s-leigh-sales-speak-g21-forum