Thursday, March 26, 2009

GRE Special Broadcast with our Guests from Italy

We did a spontaneous broadcast today with our guests from Italy who have been visiting our school community over the past week. Unfortunately our friends leave us tomorrow, but I think I can speak for everyone in our school community when I say that we really enjoyed the experience of getting to know them better this week.

Kudos to Natalie and Nicola for an excellent job of moderating this conversation with our 18 friends from Italy!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gator Radio Experience Special Broadcast-Tuesday, March 25th

The Gator Radio Experience will be broadcasting live from Castilleja School on Wednesday, March 25th from 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm. We'll be joined by students from Italy who are visiting the Bay Area and doing home stays with several of our school families. We hope that their families and friends in Italy are able to join the broadcast. Click here to convert the time to your region of the world (the time in Rome, Italy that we'll start our broadcast is 8:45 pm/20:45).

We'll broadcast from the same ustream channel that we always use. Please DM our Twitter account or send us an email at [at] gmail dot come if you'd like the password for listening in to the conversation.

For those of you at Castilleja, I would ask that you not participate via ustream. Our Internet bandwidth will become choked if we have too many concurrent connections. We'll do two things to accomodate participation at Casti: #1-we'll have a listening lounge setup where you'll be able to congregate and listen live. The lounge location is tentatively planned for the commons area directly below the dining room OR outside of the weather is nice. Secondly, we'll be sure to record and post the audio so you can listen to it later as a podcast.

This should be a fun cultural exchange conversation that will take place in both English and Italian. Please join us if you are available!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gator Radio Experience Podcast #11

For our St. Patrick's day show we were joined by Mr. Montagne to talk a little bit about how the whole Gator Radio Experience works, Nicola and Steph reviewed several movies, Annie talked about the Gatorbotics program, and we had a brief music segment. Our next show is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 pm Pacific. Thanks for listening!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Guests Needed!

Help! We need guests! We've had the good fortune of being joined by some wonderful folks all around the world so far and we'd like to keep this up! If you'd like to join us on the gator radio experience or you think you have someone in mind who would like to join us, please leave a comment below and or contact us at at gmail dot com with your contact information. We would love to have a conversation about interesting projects/latest doings or to simply just do a cultural exchange and talk music, news, politics, etc.

Our shows take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm pacific (2:30 am GMT on Wedneday) and on the third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm pacific (4 am GMT on Wednesday). You can see our schedule in the form of a google calendar in the right hand side bar for all upcoming broadcast dates through May.

These times don't work very well for potential connections with those in and around Europe/Africa, but they do work very well for our friends in/and around Asia/Australia.

Finally, we make it really easy for folks to connect with may either join us via skype on your computer, a cell phone, or a LAN line.