Week 2 (19/2): Audience: who are they, what do they do, where do they listen?

BY NICK BENNETT

Read:

Familiarise yourself: Get to know the workings of Commercial Radio Australia’s site; it’s a useful resource

A brief history of radio:

The Fundamentals of radio show and show planning:

      • Ideas
      • Themes
      • Segment ideas
      • Scripts
      • Show run-downs

Where do I start and how do I make the show flow?

Some studio basics and a peek inside a radio studio:

TASK

Spend time reading and researching the links above. Prepare a 300-400 word report covering what you need to know about the audience, and how you’d plan an engaging, entertaining 1 hour show.

Sometimes coming up with ideas for a show theme or segments is a scary proposition. This post will help you start developing ideas for good content, and if you get into the habit of fostering your ideas, it gets easier and easier 😉

At 11:45, let’s share our ideas with the class.

Submit your report to the Student Weekly Tasks folder in the Drive.

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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