May 8, 2012

Bible translation for radio

In March I attended a workshop, hosted by Trans World Radio in Johannesburg SA, to learn how to craft stories for broadcast radio. In the ever expanding world of media technology, one way forward for Bible translation in Africa is to step backwards technologically and utilize radio to inform people how God is at work in Bible translation.

In a recent survey, nearly 60% of Africans in French speaking African countries use radio as their main form of media for staying current on world issues.

The tools we use for gathering stories in the field are increasingly becoming more portable. For audio recordings we use the Handyrecorder H2 Zoom; a cell phone sized recording device capable of capturing 12+ hours of uncompressed 4 channel stereo audio, all on one 8gb SDHC card.

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