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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A radio quiz can be very entertaining, and is a great way to encourage audience participation. Quizzes are also one way to evaluate the effectiveness of your radio program at clearly delivering key messages to your listeners.Read More
Forum theatre is a different approach to radio drama, one that actively involves the audience. It is a fun, safe, and open way to share ideas and collaborate on solutions to challenges in rural life, including agriculture, health, and other issues.Read More
The conference call feature on a mobile phone or landline allows you to have many people on the line at one time. It’s a particularly useful feature to convene panelists for an in-person discussion but still want to air the discussion as part of their radio program.Read More
Radio is widespread and accessible to everyone, but some farmers miss out on critical agricultural knowledge if they cannot purchase a radio set.
Luckily, listeners can tune in to the radio right from their mobile phone, even if it’s not a smartphone.
A mini-doc is a story with action and emotion, and it engages the listener in a way that straight facts and information can’t. A mini-doc takes the listener to a place they can mentally visualize. When people can “see” a place or a person in a story, they will listen more intently.Read More