How exciting! Your dream has come true. You have been allocated an air shift on your radio station. Now you will be able to play all your favourite music – right? Maybe! Maybe
We see ad-libs on television from reporters and sports presenters. We hear great
“So, that event is happening at the High School auditorium, this Saturday evening at 7. To get a ticket, phone Jenny on 00812786410. You’re listening to Fast FM. Here’s a song from Justin
Your job – above all else – is to be a friend to your listener. Not a super jock, not a know-it-all…just a human being that your listener can relate to. (Would you
Some people ask me…”What’s the best way to start a great career in radio?”
Is it…learn great voice control? Is it…know your music?
Here’s my answer:
“Make the announcer’s coffee.”
Guess What? The eye and the ear are different! We all know this already. Right?
But, answer this question: Why do so many radio announcers insist on reading articles straight from newspapers, magazines or
When teaching new announcers about program presentation, what do you think is the thing they find hardest of all to manage? What they are going to say next? Which button to push? How
Short of things to talk about on air?
Start a station diary!
You are always being informed about upcoming events in your area. You get letters and brochures in the mail, emails in
I was thinking about the things we say on air today. We have the power to make someone’s life better, or to make their misery worse. We have the power to refocus
Maybe you thought it is the same thing! Let’s see.
An announcer, by definition makes announcements. An example of an announcer might be someone who tells passengers their plane or bus is now
If you are a radio
For some useful hints, watch this video. Here’s the link:http://onlineradiotraining.com/10-bad-mic-position
* Practice reading all your scripts…aloud. Listen as you read.
* Mark your
Maybe you didn’t sleep well, or maybe you are just having an “off day.” BUT, you still have to go on air with a compelling programme. You have to sound positive, and you
Ever had two people talking to you at the same time? It doesn’t work does it?
So…Never talk over the vocal of a song. That is…never talk while there is singing in a
Would Ronaldo play a game without warming up first?
Neither should a radio announcer!
You have important things to communicate – you need to do that clearly, while not causing injury to yourself!