KCPW’s Guide to Sending Audio Comments

How to use your iPhone or Android to record a high-quality message to send to KCPW

The below steps might seem like a hassle, but it results in better audio for radio – and when you sound better, people listen to what you say. Thank you!

For iPhone
1. Pick up your iPhone and select the Voice Memos function. Depending on the model of your phone, it may be in the “Extras” folder.

2. Once you’ve opened the Voice Memos app, a screen with a red button is going to pop up. Press that button!

3. Now that it’s recording, you’re going to hold the bottom of the phone about a hand’s length from your chin. And then you’re going to tell your story.

4. Once you’re done, hit the button again to stop the recording.

5. You should see the recorded file on the screen in front of you. You can share the file by tapping the three dots on the screen, tapping share, and then emailing the file to comments@kcpw.org.

It can take a few minutes to send, and it goes a lot quicker if your phone is connected to wifi.

For Android
1. Pick up your smartphone and select the Voice Recorder function.

2. Once you’ve selected the app, a screen with a microphone is going to pop up. Go ahead and press record!

3. Now that it’s recording, you’re going to hold the bottom of the phone about a hand’s length from your chin. And then you’re going to tell your story.

4. Once you’re done, hit the STOP button.

5. Once you’ve hit the stop button, you should see the recorded file on the home screen. Press the menu button. The share function will pop up and you can email the file to comments@kcpw.org.

It can take a few minutes to send, and it goes a lot quicker if your phone is connected to wifi.

Questions? Email comments@kcpw.org.