You may remember a few programs of radio if you’ve got a chance to listen to the radio once in a while. And the reason of remembering those specific programs is that you liked them. And the reason for liking them is undoubtedly their attractiveness. Normally what you hear is fast forgotten, therefore, you do not remember the majority of programs. The point here is to produce something that many people may find interesting or attractive.
A program needs to be produced well, in order to add some spice to it. Radio production is an extensive subject. The techniques of radio production keep changing due to the constant change in the technology, but the basics are always the same. The best of ideas, scripts and the best of voices cannot help you at all in making the program interesting if it is not produced properly.
First of all here is the list of skills and qualities that a radio producer must have in him.
• Ability to see and hear what is happening around you.
• Ability to conceptualize ideas.
• A good use of words.
Now here we’ll discuss with you the techniques that you can employ to create the quality radio production.
Authenticity is a must in a radio production. People who combine the real life with air are best presenters. Use of unnatural words or phrases that you wouldn’t say in everyday life should be avoided. And avoid the unnecessary laughs too.
Addressing one person:
If you aim an individual then radio becomes an intimate medium for you. The bond between the presenter and listener breaks when you use the word “Hi, listeners” instead of “You”. So try to avoid such practice to maintain the interest.
Don’t be boring:
Try to decrease the length of your speech because extensive lengths often appear boring to the listeners. Listen to the producer when he wants you to stop, because he might be a better judge. In the case of solo broadcasting listen to your own show. Too long links will definitely be boring for the listener.
Respect the Music:
Talking during a song especially in the beginning or the end deliberately destroys that specific piece of art. Fading out songs are exceptional in this case, but try to avoid such practice.
Real life is prep:
Keep a phone or diary with you at all the times. You may drive some new ideas by reading a magazine or watching a show that you’ve never tried before. Remember that radio is an art form, not a science.
Employ these techniques and become the best radio producer.