Basic recorder settings

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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Developing a run sheet

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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Running a radio quiz

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.

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Using ‘forum theatre’ on air

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.

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Enabling FM radio on your mobile phone

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.

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How to produce mini-docs

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.

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Using audio editing software: Recommended tutorials

Audio editing software enables broadcasters to edit audio files and recordings and combine them to generate new audio files and recordings. There are several different kinds of audio editing software that can be downloaded or purchased.

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Adapting Farm Radio International resources for radio broadcast

There is a huge amount of information and an enormous number of stories available in print, on the internet, in television, in film, and in other media. Some of this information and these stories can be adapted to create effective, entertaining, and informative radio broadcasts.

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How to deal with sensitive issues on air

It is important to remember that what may seem like a normal, everyday issue for some may be a highly sensitive issue for others. As broadcasters, we need to take into account the sensitivities of our listeners and develop programs that address their needs in a way that makes them feel comfortable and allows them to participate freely in programs.

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