For the last 3 day’s I was in the YMCA doing work based learning on a radio station that is local to where I live. the station is called Access FM and has been the local radio station of my local area since June 2013. Going in the building itself and seeing the confronce rooms I felt as if I was accually doing some really heavy learning like it was an ultra importent project.
The Project itself consisted about getting into teams of 3 or 4, make up your own radio segment, what to put in that segment and who will do what. we were shown examples of the automated clock that showed us what an hour would look like for a radio show and we were also given a standard hour guide showing all the vocabuary within the clock which included the lowdown, bed, punchtuator, speed link, talk over and other production elements.
from all the production elements, I learned that you need to show specific branding for that station and aviod promotion and advertising. We also learned that there are 3 diffrent types of show which was a liveshow, voice tracked show which means a show thats been pre taped and non voiced show. we learned about when to produce what type of show.
At first I was never fully aware of the pre taped things which I always assumed was played 30 seconds delayed or live though I will assume it is to do with time diffrences or issues.
I was pleased that I had commen sence about the whole presentation and guides that the stations use however I did learn a lot about general music policy, jingles and sweepers, commercals, promos and product placing and some good tips for interviewing people.
In the task we were all put in teams of 3 or 4 regarding the task, I was in a group of 3 being with Shaun and Nicola, the premiss of our idea would be a good one as we felt that the subject matter would be a good way to fill a gap in the market. We called it the Amazing hour which talks about the topic of comic books and whether people tend to read them. our focus was to basically have a show where people can text in and tell use questions and opinions of our subject matter and see where it would go from there. I was presenting along side Shaun while Nicola was basically help produce the show giving us the cue and assist us with the overall production and music placing. for the acual recording of the show it helped that I made a big large voice for the show that I felt I needed to introduce people to the show and what it overall was since I knew people would pay attention. when being assest over the show by the end of our time at YMCA we were told about our show and what it managed to show, reception was positive with people saying that our show was clear, grab people’s attention, give people a laugh and was one of the few radio shows to debate on comics. we were told however that product placement was an issue as we would get complants and get threats of being sued and off the air, there was also complaints about the inconsistent voice over’s being from simple and easy to hear to just just to quick to understand so people couldn’t get what anyone was saying.
We all learned about the process of making a radio show that you must take into account that you will need to stay on the overall topic of the show you are producing and the things you will need to take in order to make sure your show can be easy to hear and get an understanding of what the subject is. when hearing the other radio shows i felt as if there was too much going on in one time and felt as if the messages was not that clear that much dispite the subject matters being pritty good and good for those wanting to know.