BMIR (Burning Man Information Radio), the Voice of the Man, can be found at 94.5FM in Black Rock City and year round at BMIR.org. It is your community resource and the best outlet to deposit information directly into the grey matter of the citizens of BRC.
Now that camp placement has gone out, it is the perfect time to create a promo telling everyone all about your camp shenanigans, art installation(s), unicorn parade, flaming tetherball court, and/or other events. We would love to have yours in hand before we leave for the playa!
If someone in your camp is an audio whiz, they can send us your promos at any time. Not sure how to record something ahead of time? No worries! Kanizzle, BMIR’s Operations Manager, has put together this handy tutorial that shows you how to download and configure Audacity, a free audio recording program. The tutorial then takes you through the basics of creating your very own announcement.
Please ignore the email at the end of the tutorial; it was recorded eons ago. Once you have something recorded or if you have any questions, please email before August 20 to BMIR@burningman.org.
Remember to let people know the basics: What, where, when.
- Please keep announcements to under :45 seconds and send them to us in .mp3 format.
- Please record at 44.1/16bit
- Please save as 320kbps MP3.
- Please DO NOT send .wav, .aif, mp4 or any other format other than the one we previously stated (.mp3 format).
- Please don’t send us 10 announcements for all of your individual events. We will not run them all. Most camps send one announcement, two max.
Can’t make the August 20 deadline? You can also put your announcements on a thumb drive and hand-deliver them to BMIR on the playa. BMIR is located in Center Camp, 5:45 and Esplanade, right between Ranger HQ and Earth Guardians. You can’t miss us.
If you just can’t pull this off, no worries! The BMIR Production Studio will be open every day from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm during the event. You can come in, and our magic production crew will help you record an announcement right on the playa.
How to Tune in
You can also tune in to BMIR during your drive into the dusty northern Nevada wastelands, and you’ll be able to stream us through your smartphones via the IHeartRadio app. We will, if everything goes smoothly, be live from Burning Man sometime on Thursday, August 24. You will want to check in with us to find out about what’s happening on the playa, how the city is coming together, and to get any late-breaking news you need to know (like traffic, travel, weather alert, conditions at the gate).
To find out more about BMIR and find out how to listen to BMIR on your Mac, PC or mobile device, go here.
Thanks, and don’t forget to bring an FM radio. Burn bright!