Week 1 (12/2): Intro to Fri-yays

Radio host with headphones. Photo: Pixy.org/CC


  • How Newsroom and On-Air work together
  • Sense of day

What specifically are we aiming to do in Radio Content & On Air?

  • CUAAIR201 Develop techniques for presenting information on air
  • CUAPPM302 Plan and prepare program content 

Please read and become familiar with the Subject Guide.

There’s a close relationship that exists between the program department (the domain of DJ’s and radio presenters) and the newsroom. Content creation takes time and effort and when producing and presenting a show, the newsroom and other current affairs resources often underpin the show and help to create a “sense of day”.

More from BBC journalist, Huw Edwards:


Then, in creating a radio show or podcast, “Plan the work, work the plan”, Kate Cocker:


Check the news, get inspired and then research and write a script to record on your device. Remember to set-up the story for your audience so that it will engage with them.

Be you, authentic! Length: approximately 30-45 seconds. Save as an .mp3

Submit to a personal folder you create in the Google Drive Weekly Tasks folder.

Next week: radio studio etiquette

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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