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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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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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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What is an effective farmer program host? Effective hosts use their personality and broadcasting skills in a way that helps farmers improve their work, talk on-air about what is important to them, and improve the lives of their families. And all the while, the host makes the program attractive and memorable for the farmer-listeners. By…

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For Farm Radio International’s purposes, an effective radio interview is a conversation between an interviewer (usually a program host) or reporter and an interviewee (a farmer, an expert, an official) in which the interviewer is able to gather information, opinion, and emotion from the interviewee that is important for the listener to hear.

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Accountability interviews are different from other interviews because the person being held accountable might have a different motivation than most interviewees. Their motivation is different because they have a responsibility to the public and the authority to pursue improvements in the public interest.

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