The process all news and current affairs radio broadcasts follow to get on-air can be divided into four sections. News staff in most news organisations will usually have learned all the necessary skills to implement all four steps and oversee and sometimes complete the total broadcast from planning to on-air without any assistance. Radio News can sometimes, depending on the size and coverage of the radio station, be an individual task where one person does all the work to get the story to air. All tasks including: Sourcing the Story Investigating and Examining the credibility of the facts Interviewing the people involved Writing the script Editing the audio material Introducing the story, and presenting and broadcasting the bulletin on-air The Idea Behind the News There are two main qualities professional news staffs need to learn. Firstly a working knowledge and the necessary skills to complete digital recording and editing, and…

Whatever else the radio listener may hear, the main source of connection from presenter to listener on radio is first and foremost, a voice. It’s no coincidence then that of all the communication mediums, radio is as close as you can get to mass communication, by ‘word of mouth.’ In its simplest form it’s really just one human being talking to another. The Voice as an Instrument. One of the first areas of tuition at drama school is often voice classes, and a good voice coach can be any aspiring actor’s best friend. Many silent movie actors’ careers finished with the invention of ‘The Talkies,’ especially when their voice didn’t match their on-screen presence. A ‘good voice with effective delivery,’ is a huge bonus for any actor to have in their armoury. Take away the on-screen image, and the voice becomes the main instrument. Voice Exercises and Tricks. Although there…