The Journalism Foundation and Lincoln university are jointly launching a course to teach people how to set up and run a community radio station.
The workshops are being offered for free to 15 people selected on the basis of their "demonstrable commitment to community radio and creative ideas about how to use the medium."
It will be held at the university's community radio station, Siren 107.3 FM, where participants will learn basic interview techniques along with editing and scripting.
They will also get to know about up-to-date broadcast technology plus how to produce speech and music-based radio programmes.
Simon Kelner, chief executive of the Journalism Foundation charity, which exists to encourage free journalism in a free world, said: "We believe that community radio will play an increasingly important part in maintaining good quality journalism at a time when some of the traditional media are in decline."
And John Tulloch, head of the Lincoln school of journalism, spoke of the course being unique. It is "designed to meet the aspirations of ordinary people who want to acquire the skills to set up and operate community radio stations and practise high quality citizen journalism."
Application forms are available at the Siren site. Email inquiries to Tony Smith at email@example.com. The closing date for applications is 31 August, and the course will run for six consecutive Saturdays from 13 October 2012.
(Sources: Journalism Foundation/Siren 107.3 FM via Greenslade Blog of the Guardian)