Traffic and travel reports sound so easy don’t they? You hear lots of people saying “I could do that….” but have you ever thought about the art of reading or even writing a travel bulletin? When people ask me about going out and getting on air experience as a presenter or jock, I sometimes point them to traffic and travel bulletin reading as a starting point. It’s not an area which most people think about when being on air, but it’s a great place to begin because it helps to focus the mind on unpacking and delivering short pieces of information.Continue reading
“Fail to prepare. Prepare to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
That’s a phrase radio and every single task we do as beings on this planet lives and dies by.
- Forget to buy milk. You don’t get breakfast.
- Don’t plant seeds. Harvests won’t grow.
- Didn’t read the map. You’ll probably get lost.
You get the idea.
Everyday I have to prepare a radio programme and everyday I have to assume that it won’t go to plan. It sounds a bit cynical to think like that, but assuming that what you’ve prepared will get you through an entire show without a hitch is not the smartest move to make.
Online audio and video sites have been around for a while, but reading about this start up from Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker not only sounds special, but could be a game changer.
From the Guardian –
“BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne and former Cosmopolitan and Red magazine editor Sam Baker are launching a new online platform featuring writing, audio and video aimed at women….”
Read more here: The Pool from Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker
Follow them on Twitter: @thepooluk
It’s been a firm Sunday fixture for years, but Ben Cooper has announced that the Radio 1 Chart Show is on the move to Greg James’ Friday show. He also announced a new youth council and more short form news pieces.
You can read more here :-
Before I get into this, I should probably point out that I actually enjoy watching the Voice – yes it’s a talent show, but without the adverts and a break every 5 minutes, it’s actually quite enjoyable.
However the thing that annoys me more than anything about this year, and hopefully will be fixed for series 3, is the voting system.