Week 5 (4/9): Deadline approaching!

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Special guest, Brian Newington

A news story to watch this week: Facebook threatens news sharing ban in Australia.

Our first weekly TAFE radio show streams in Week 6, Friday Sept. 11 @ 11 am


Deadline for run-down, scripts, voice breaks, audio and interviews is Thursday Sept. 10 @ 1pm

All components go into the WEEKLY RADIO SHOWS folder in the Google Drive. There are sub-folders, please adhere to clear labelling protocols for scripts and audio. e.g. script titled “Facebook” will align easily with audio labelled “Facebook”

What is a deadline? It’s a “line in the sand” that applies to all media platforms: radio, TV, print, on-line, socials, etc. The word deadline originated during the US Civil War apparently.

Writing for all media – top tips from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, London:

Writing for radio with a BBC Newsbeat Reporter.

The role of a music Director

J.B. King, the Music Director/Program Director at 98.5 KLUC in Las Vegas says, “What my job entails is making sure of the music that’s available to us, that we’re finding the right music our audience wants to hear, which generates the best ratings, which in turn helps our sales department sell airtime.”


The role of a Content or Program Director

Aundrae Russell, Program Director at Los Angeles urban adult contemporary station KJLH. “As a PD, your plate is full,” she says.

At any given time, a Program Director’s duties could include organizing promos, making sure the DJs are informed about upcoming promos and station events, sitting in meetings, checking music logs to make sure they’re accurate, working with the Music Director to produce logs for the next day, coordinating interviews with celebrities and Musicians, and managing and scheduling programming.


Brainstorm smart ways to promote TAFE Radio & Journalism on socials before each weekly show (Instagram pics & stories, Facebook, Twitter, posters, etc.)

  • Sense of Day class discussion: find story and segment ideas, interview opportunities, show features, sign off on your story and segment ideas.
  • You want to be a first draft stage now; run the ideas by each other and your teacher. Record and edit
  • Prepare a social media post, publish at Off Campus and on your WordPress sites
  • Resources such as run-downs and script examples are here.

Upload your work to the Student Weekly Tasks folder plus a copy in Weekly Radio Shows folder in the Google Drive.





Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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