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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Radio spots are short (usually 15-60 second) radio pieces that deliver one single, clear message. They can be presented in various formats, but two of the most common are straightforward announcements—also called Public Service Announcements or PSAs—and short dramas.

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Sometimes, radio broadcasters can’t report a story on-location or by meeting face-to-face with the people involved. But news media are considered an essential service in most countries, and this means that radio broadcasters will need to practise safe methods of continuing to report, but from a distance.

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As countries around the world take action in response to COVID-19, good reporting practices are important to dispel myths, stop misinformation, and address fake news. Good reporting practices are also important to ensure that people stay calm in a time of emergency and take appropriate action to respond.

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What makes an audio file a podcast is complicated because there are many types of podcast. The ultimate power of this highly flexible format lies in the sheer variety of possible podcasts. Listeners can find exactly what they want. Producers can use whatever style they choose.

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Portable recorders have a variety of settings and functions to help you record different kinds of sounds for different purposes. This guide explains basic settings for recording interviews and wild sound.

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A run sheet (also called a running-order sheet or a program lineup) is a detailed plan for a specific episode of a radio program. It enables the host, producer, technician, and any others involved in the program to coordinate their actions around a shared schedule.

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