Radio Production is for professionals and students interested in understanding the radio industry in today's ever-changing world. This book features up-to-date coverage of the purpose and use of radio with detailed coverage of current production techniques in the studio and on location. In addition there is exploration of technological advances, including handheld digital recording devices, the use of digital, analogue and virtual mixing desks and current methods of music storage and playback. Within a global context, the sixth edition also explores American radio by providing an overview of the rules, regulations, and purpose of the Federal Communications Commission.
The sixth edition includes:
Updated material on new digital recording methods, and the development of outside broadcast techniques, including Smartphone use.
The use of social media as news sources, and an expansion of the station's presence.
Global government regulation and journalistic codes of practice.
Comprehensive advice on interviewing, phone-ins, news, radio drama, music, and scheduling.
This edition is further enhanced by a companion website, featuring examples, exercises, and resources: www.focalpress.com/cw/mcleish.
After 33 years with BBC Radio, Robert McLeish was a consultant in the United States, Australia, Russia, India, and beyond. He has written and lectured in academia and served on the boards of international broadcasting organizations. Jeff Link's work in broadcasting spans radio, television, and multimedia. His expertise lies in sound mixing, reporting, presenting, and productions, and he serves as an independent media consultant.
Foreword Chapter 1: Characteristics of the Medium Chapter 2: Structure and Regulation Chapter 3: The Radio Studio Chapter 4: Using the Internet and Social Media Chapter 5: Ethics Chapter 6: Writing for the Ear Chapter 7: News: Policy and Practice Chapter 8: Interviewing Chapter 9: Vox Pop Chapter 10: Cues and Links Chapter 11: Newsreading and Presentation Chapter 12: The Discussion Chapter 13: Phone-ins Chapter 14: Listener Participation Chapter 15: Music Programming Chapter 16: Sequences and Magazines Chapter 17: Making Commercials Chapter 18: Outside Broadcasts (remotes) Chapter 19: Commentary Chapter 20: Music `Live' Chapter 21: Drama: Principles Chapter 22: Documentary and Feature Programmes' Chapter 23: The Work of the Producer Chapter 24: The Executive Producer Chapter 25: Programme Evaluation Chapter 26: Training Chapter 27: Back-announcement Websites Glossary Further Reading