Voice memos are a great way to share your thoughts and concerns with your community. Think of it as sending a voicemail to Blue Ridge Public Radio that can then be played as part of a special segment or a story. Hearing your stories, comments and questions inspires us and helps the radio station succeed in its mission of amplifying the voices of our Western North Carolina community.
Here's a simple guide to recording and sending in your voice memo. You can send the memo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Record A Voice Memo
Newer Androids come with Voice Recorder. For older ones, download it from the app store. iPhones come with a Voice Memo app. Do a practice sessions to see how to start, stop and save a recording.
- The mic is at the bottom of your phone. Hold your phone flat in front of you, with the mic facing your mouth, with a slight angle for the best sound quality. When recording sounds or other people, point the bottom of the phone toward them.
- Please make sure you’re recording in a quiet place. Don’t sit close to a fan or A/C. Turn off any music or news devices.
- Each audio diary should be about 2 to 5 minutes. Always start your diary with your name (and identify the people you are with); the date/time; and location. This formatting should sound like: “I’m Lilly Knoepp in Sylva. It’s about 11 am on Monday, September 21st.”
You can also share images when you send in your voice memo. Ideally they should be horizontal and a large file size. (Ideal images are 960 pixels by 640 pixels).