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  • The Starter Package

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    The School Radio Starter Package is the ideal starting point for any school that wishes to launch a School Radio station on a tight budget. The Starter Packages includes a full touch-screen Myriad system, a broadcast mixing desk, speakers, microphones, headphones, 'mic live' light plus a full years School Radio Player and a full years technical support.

    The Starter Package comes complete with everything you need to start your School Radio station and includes the same industry leading Myriad software as all our other packages. This means that you don't need to compromise the tools your presenters have just because you are on a budget.

    The self-install package includes all the information you need to get started and our handy tutorial videos and free resource packs will ensure you get off to a great start.

    Package Details

    2017 Starter Package

    Key Package Features:

    ARC8 - 8 Channel Broadcast Mixing Desk

    The ARC8 is a simple 8 channel mixing desk ideal for anyone just starting in radio.

    • 8 Channel (2 x mic, 6 x stereo inputs)
    • Mic Live Light Switching
     ARC-8 Mixer

    Mini Tower PC (inc 4 channel PCIe soundcard)

    • Intel G3 Processor
    • 4GB Ram
    • 1TB Hard Drive
    • 4 Channel Sound Card
    • Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
    • Windows 10 Pro OS
     Playout PC

     23" Touch Screen Monitor

    Touch interface optimised for use with Myriad.

    Touchscreen 

     Stereo Speakers

    Powered stereo speakers with volume controlled from the SRM mixer.

    z200 Speakers 

    2 x Guest Microphones

    Dynamic microphone ideal for co-presenters or guests.

     Microphones

    2 x Headphones

    High quality, enclosed headphones ideal for broadcast applications. 

     2 x Headphones

    'Mic Live' Light With Desktop Stand (in wood or a choice of colours)

    'Mic Live' light which illuminates whenever any of the microphones are in use. Mounted on desktop stand available in a range of colours.

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    Myriad LT Playout Software

    Professional radio playout software used by thousands of radio station around the world.

    • 1 x Myriad Playout LT Software License
      • AudioWall
      • InstantCarts
      • Audio Editing
      • The Pad
    • 1 x Myriad AutoPlayer Software License
    • 1 x Myriad Manager Software License
    • 1 x Bootstuff License
     Myriad Playout Software

    National Curriculum - with 100+ additional notes relating to School Radio and our Premium Resource Packs (digital download version)

    Link your School Radio to key aims and statutory goals with the National Curriculum for England. Download our annotated copy of the document from the Premium Resources section of our website.

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    Premium Resource Kit - resource kits that reference the National Curriculum and guide you through using your School Radio system in the classroom (digital download version)

    Access a range of resources covering many common School Radio activities. Each resource kit includes references to the National Curriculum, guidance on feature structure and tips on 'best practice' from radio professionals.

     Premium Resource Pack

    12 Months Streaming & School Radio Player

    Get streaming with our customisable School Radio Player. Add your station name, logo and information and you are ready to stream your station to computers, tablets and mobiles in no time.

    * May require a port opening on your school's firewall.

     School Radio Player

    First School Radio Show Handbook (Physical copy)

    Our glossy 48 page, full colour handbook will guide you through the process of creating your first (and many other) School Radio shows.

     School Radio Handbook

    School Radio Studio User Guide (digital copy)

    Our glossy 168 Studio User Guide will guide you through all the technical aspects of your School Radio system. From the knobs on the mixer to how best to use the software tools, the Studio User Guide provides clear and simple information aimed at 'non-technical' users.

    Also available as printed hardback book!

    We can also provide a full 168 page, colour, hardback book edition with your studio package for an additional £30 per book. 

    Studio User Guide 

     

    Want to add onsite setup and training? No problem, we offer comprehensive onsite setup and training packages from £500 + vat.

    Premium Resources & The National Curriculum

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    All School Radio systems include access to our Premium Resource kits and a fully annotated copy of the National Curriculum to help you get the most from your School Radio system and use it to meet key goals and statutory aims within the National Curriculum.

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    This studio also includes the First School Radio Show Handbook, our glossy 48 page full colour guide to planning, creating and broadcasting your first School Radio show.

    Arrange A Free Onsite Demo Today

    We offer a free, no obligation, onsite demonstration for Schools and Colleges across the UK. Our onsite demonstrations include:

    • Full introduction to the hardware and software typically included in our studio packages.
    • Chance for some 'hands on' expereince in radio production and broadcasting.
    • Optional 'mini workshop' with students to allow them to have a go at making a radio show.
    • Site survey, we can advise about streaming, networking and speaker installations whilst onsite.
    • No cost, no commitment and no heavy sell!

    Arrange A Demo Today

    International Customers

    We are happy to offer international shipping on all of our studio packages. Please contact our team to for more details and for a localised package price.

    Compare Studio Packages

    If you would like to compare all of our studio packages, download our Studio Comparison PDF here.

     

     

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    Myriad is the UK's No.1 radio playout and automation system and can be found in more radio stations than any other system. Myriad is also used across the spectrum of radio broadcasters with our customer base including commercial, community, hospital, internet, student and school radio. So the system included in your school radio package is the same technology as we supply to the rest of the radio industry.

    Your school radio includes a all the software you need to launch your School Radio station.

    Every School Radio Starter Package includes the following Myriad Software applications preinstalled and setup to work with your studio:

    • 1 x Myriad Playout 
    • 1 x Myriad AutoPlayer
    • 1 x Myriad Manager
    • 1 x Bootstuff 
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    The Starter Package includes delivery to your site along with comprehensive instructions for fitting it all together and getting started with your new School Radio station.

    The installation resources include:

    • Graphical Installation Guide.
    • Tutorial Vidoes.
    • School Radio Resources Starter Pack
    • Telephone Support.

    You can also upgrade your Starter Package to include onsite installation and training for £499+ vat for anywhere in mainland UK.

    Want to add onsite setup and training? No problem, we offer comprehensive onsite setup and training packages from £500 + vat.

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    The Starter School Radio package include twelve months Aftercare which includes the following benefits.

    • Telephone, email & remote support (9:30 to 17:30, monday to friday)
    • Access to over 4 hours of tutorial videos
    • Electronic product documentation (interactive and PDF)
    • Access to extended resources on the School Radio website 
    • Minor software updates (within major version number (v4.x to v4.xx)

    After your first year of Aftercare has passed, we will contact you to offer extended Aftercare support for a small additional monthly charge

Request a No Obligation Quote Now

RRP Price
£5,406 + vat
Our Price
£3,499 + vat self installed

The School Radio Starter Package is the ideal starting point for any school that wishes to launch a School Radio station on a tight budget. The Starter Packages includes a full touch-screen Myriad system, a broadcast mixing desk, speakers, microphones, headphones, 'mic live' light plus a full years School Radio Player and a full years technical support.

"Since the introduction of School Radio we have seen motivation, engagement and quality increase. "

Simon Pile, Anson Primary School

Optional Extras

Drama Suite Upgrade Package


This package includes additional microphones, floor stands, equipment and cables to allow you to add a dedicated drama suite to your School Radio Studio. Whether you want to produce a daily 'soap opera' or just the occasional radio play, this package is a useful addition to your School Radio setup.

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Speaker Systems


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Installing speakers in key areas of your school is the most traditional way of creating a School Radio system. Speakers can be installed in key rooms such as dinner halls, libraries and corridors as well as externally to the playground.

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Music & Jingles


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We offer two types of music service exclusively for our educational customers. These services allow you to either download a set amount of high quality, curated content, music each month, or purchase a selection of music in one go, consisting of 250 tracks. 'The Music Vault' bolt-on option is a unique music download service that provides access to 25 carefully selected tracks each month, for a small monthly subscription fee. 'The Starter Library' is a unique music package that provides you with 250 carefully selected tracks for a one off fee, to enable you to get started with music on your School Radio studio. We also offer a range of professional station jingle packages to give your School Radio station that polished sound.

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Sound Deadening


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This range of packages comprehensively address all of the potential problems in a project studio that can cause acoustic distortion. Each package includes Image Tools to control comb filtering arising from strong reflections, Spatial Tools to increase the diffusion in small rooms, and Bass Tools to minimize low frequency room modes and speaker boundary interference distortion.

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Benefits of School Radio

  • A More Inclusive School

    A School Radio station run by the students and for the students will help build an inclusive a... Read More

  • Increase Vocational Skills

    Despite the ease of use, the Myriad software (included in all of our SR range packages) is not... Read More

  • Develop Communication

    Radio is about speaking and listening. Whether you are presenting or just listening to a show,... Read More

  • Improve Literacy

    Seems strange to be talking about writing skills in radio but the first time a student looks a... Read More

  • National Curriculum

    Aside from being a lot of fun, School Radio also helps schools and academies to supplement lea... Read More

  • Build Confidence

    Most people find talking to 'mic' in a closed room far less intimidating than appearing o... Read More

  • Giving Students A Voice

    School Radio offers a platform for your students to discuss the issues that matter to them in ... Read More

  • Teamwork

    School Radio can be used as both a learning aid and a communication tool by all the department... Read More

Requirements for The Starter Package

  • Four standard UK power sockets
  • Hardwired network access point
  • Web access
  • 2m clear table space