Last month was my first opportunity to attend the annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (www.abu.org.my). It was a really interesting time: with people from 33 countries gathered in Bangkok, Thailand,
Guest column from Lisa Balzer.
Recently I was working with a group of online radio producers who had been creating content for several years. They had never received formal training, yet
Today my friend was recording some travel tips in a home-studio. Sprinkled about the walls were guitars—some acoustic, some electric. Nice look! But, as the recording started, there was this weird bass resonance
Last week we thought about how ‘public service’ can be about community involvement. That’s true, and getting involved in the community is a great way to make connections with those who listen—and those
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about PSAs, lately. I even wrote a training guide on them! All the reasons why they’re important: the logistics of maintaining a good contact list…the content of
Is Easter celebrated in your country? If so, how? In some countries (like New Zealand) the stores are full of chocolate eggs, and the whole event is an excuse to eat more junk-food.
Have you ever had to use sound effects (SFX) in your show? Perhaps if you run competitions, you’ve had fun FX as ‘hot keys’ to respond to callers when they get the answer
You know the feeling. It’s the end of your shift. You’re dead-tired. You’re so hungry it feels like your stomach is chatting with your backbone. But should that influence the way you end
Don’t you just hate it when you have to go into the studio and you’re not prepared? It’s happened to me…and there are only so many times I can pull off a decent
I often do radio training together with a colleague from Canada; I’m from New Zealand, so together we can help learners gain an interesting spectrum of best-practice approaches to their radio show hosting.
I’ve worked in various Asian countries with radio stations that have different types of licenses. Some are community stations; some are commercial. Commercial stations are free to contract with local businesses for advertising
The New Year has come and gone; now it’s already old enough for us to have broken our resolutions (or failed to start them), and to have questions about whether the coming months
These days, almost everything at a radio station is done using computers – playing audio, doing accounts, researching for a programme, recording and editing….
This means that radio station staff spend hours every
Have you ever listened to a radio programme, and you hear the announcer play short audio clips and funny sounds, often in response to something that is happening on air? Perhaps you wondered
In order to present a diverse, compelling programme, your announcers need to have access to a second computer in the on-air studio.
Here’s how a two-computer setup might look.
The only job of
In over half the world, Christmas is the most important time of year. Our listeners celebrate Christmas, and so should we.
Let’s look at some ideas for programming on your station this special