Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What's On - 27 November, 2006

On the show this week, I speak with Dale Clapperton from Electronic Frontiers Australia to find out some information about new copyright laws coming into effect. Dale explains what has been happening in the US with music file sharing, and what these new laws will mean for ordinary Australians.

Pat checks out online credit site in Hotsites, while I take a look at some of the most popular games on the Christmas market to clue in any mums and dads on the basic concepts and features of each game!

As always, NetNews fills you in on the very latest IT news.

Check your local community radio station for Homepage air times and find out everything you need to know about life online!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is this the homepage homepage?

We've always thought it a little odd that Australia's longest running radio show about the Internet didn't have an online presence. Despite tracking the development of online culture for the past seven years or so, we never seemed to find time to develop our own Website. We're simple radio folk, not Web monkeys. But we thought we'd give this new fangled blogging business a try because it's free, and because we might find just enough time in between interviews to keep you up to date with what's on the show each week. Enjoy, and keep listening to homepage on your local community radio station.

What's On - 13th November, 2006

This week on Homepage, Pat takes a look at the massive problem that is Bluetooth Piracy. CNET's Manira Catardia explains how it will affect the average mobile phone user, while Motorola's John Demitzies describes what his company is doing to combat the problem.

Pat, frustrated as a result of many an hour spent typing assignments, checks out Dragon Technology's ninth version of voice recognition software. Derek Austen from New Arts, the company that makes the software, explains how the software has been developed for the past decade and where it is at now.

I chat to James King, co-administrator of the website which is increasingly popular among HSC students. James explains why he and three friends created the site, what features are available to users, and talks about the digital Student Assessment Modeller.

Another program jam-packed with all you need to know about life online!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What's on - 6 November, 2006

Rochelle talks with homepage founding producer/presenter David Cameron and communication researcher John Carroll, authors of the new book Real Players – Drama, technology and education, for their views about the digital world, media distribution and how kids are creating their own media.

Patrick speaks with Stephen Hutchins, Digital Editor of and The about the emerging 2nd life of cyberspace.

Patrick also talks to Daryl Bennett about the Australian Dictionary of Biography online edition.

Homepage is aired every week on community radio stations across Australia. Check your local program guide for details.

Monday, November 06, 2006

About homepage

Homepage is an award winning radio program produced at the studios of 2MCE-FM. It is broadcast around Australia via satellite from the Australian Community Radio Network.

The program has reported on the Internet, information technology and communications industries since 1999. Each week the producers surf for website reviews, research information on new technology and investigate developments in the industry.

While information technology has become an accepted part of our daily lives there is still little attempt by the media to explore social and cultural IT issues. Most reporting of IT fails to go beyond the marketing hype of new products.

Homepage aims to present balanced and independent viewpoints covering IT and related industries, and thus remains a unique radio program in the Australian media landscape.

Homepage was founded by David Cameron, who still contributes to the program both on air and behind the scenes. Doing the really hard work is Executive Producer/Wrangler Michelle O’Connor (moconnor at, and a small team of journalist/producers.

Many of our weekly content contributors are journalism students at Charles Sturt University, reflecting CSU's commitment to community broadcasting for the past 30 years.

The program is financially supported by the Community Broadcasting Foundation.