How radio stations can share weather information with rural listeners

  “Weather” refers to the atmospheric conditions at a specific time and place. Atmospheric conditions include measures such as temperature, sunshine, humidity, wind, air pressure, precipitation, cloud cover, and visibility. Weather greatly impacts the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities. Broadcasters and weather experts such as meteorological agents can play a crucial role by…

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How to address sensitive issues on air

Introduction There are many types of sensitive issues that broadcasters could deal with on the radio: social issues, agricultural issues, gender equality issues, and many others. This document talks mostly about sexual and reproductive health and rights, which includes, for example, HIV and AIDS, male and female circumcision, and domestic violence or sexual abuse, amongst…

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How to create an effective call-in program

A call-in is a radio format that gives many listeners an opportunity to comment live on a topic of interest. A call-in can be one segment within a radio program, or it can be a radio program on its own. “Phone-in” is often used in place of “call-in.” The two terms mean the same thing.

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Youth programming

This Broadcaster how-to guide discusses the benefits of youth programming, and describes how radio stations can air programming that benefits youth, their radio stations, and their communities, and how youth can contribute to that programming.

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Lexicon of radio program production terms

This is a list of commonly used radio program production terms in North America, and a few other terms that are used at Farm Radio International that might be useful in understanding how to produce effective radio programs for a variety of audiences.

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Asking better questions

To be respectful of your interviewees and your listeners, it is important to ask better questions, ones that do not lead the interviewee to give an answer just because they believe the interviewer wants or expects to hear it.

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How to create a radio campaign

A campaign is an organized, time-bound effort to convince institutions or individuals to take specific types of actions, or change their attitudes toward a specific topic in a specific way. Campaigns have specific objectives and usually focus on one major change or action.

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Using online platforms for remote broadcasting

It can sometimes be difficult for radio broadcasters to meet interview subjects in-person for a variety of financial or logistical reasons, including time constraints. Fortunately, there are several online platforms that broadcasters can use.

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