This applied text offers a comprehensive introduction to the principal skills involved in producing radio programming, from short packages to magazine programmes, from live sequences to drama, commercials and more. It sets production within a range of different contexts - professional, institutional and historical - providing the underpinning knowledge needed to reflect on radio for academic purposes. Organized around the most commonly-studied radio genres, Radio in Context offers an ideal blend of theory and practical guidance, which is particularly useful when writing evaluations. The book is supported by extensive illustrations, a full glossary, references to further reading, tips on getting into radio and exercises to develop practical and critical skills. It is ideal for anyone studying radio, the media, communications and/or journalism, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels - as well as for short courses in radio or audio production techniques.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Radio; Speech Packages; Live Sequences and Phone-ins; Music Scheduling, Formats and Branding; Magazine Programmes; Advertisements and Trails; Light Entertainment; Drama; Documentaries; Appendix: Finding Work in Radio; Glossary.
GUY STARKEY is Senior Lecturer in Radio at the University of Sunderland. He has worked in the radio industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience of producing and presenting.