Scary Stories for Radio Workshop (with Special Guests Parkdale Haunt!)

18 October 2023 / by Quinton Bradshaw

On Monday October 30th, Met Radio is hosting a Scary Stories for Radio workshop!

From 5 – 7:30pm, we’ll be getting spooky and silly as we dive into the basics of creating a hair-raising piece of radio through storytelling, sound design, and scoring – including lots of studio time to produce your own.

We’ll also be joined by special guests Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg, the producers of Parkdale Haunt, an award-winning horror fiction podcast made right here in Toronto! It’s very good and scary, and lucky for us, Alex and Emily will be doing a special Q&A session on how to make compelling audio horror.

This workshop is taking place in person at the station, located on the second floor of the SCC (55 Gould Street, just north-east of Yonge and Dundas Square) in suite 201, which can be accessed by stairs or elevators. While in-person attendance is encouraged, so you can make use of our studio spaces, if you’d prefer to join us from home, our aim is to offer this workshop hybrid, so you can join us virtually as well. The workshop is open to both Met Radio volunteers and non-volunteers who are excited to learn, but you should have a basic knowledge of audio recording and editing, using Audacity or an equivalent program.

Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to work on, and we’ll have a few that you can borrow for the duration of the program if needed. Masks are optional and will be available on site. If you are having cold or flu symptoms before the event please join us virtually.

And because it’ll be the night before Halloween, who knows… maybe there’ll even be some treats to go along with the tricks!

Sign up HERE!