The Radio Station explains how radio stations operate from the inside-out, from technology to operations, and from sales to syndication. It offers an overview of how government regulations effect radio stations today, how radio stations have adapted to new communications technologies, and the basics of who does what at a radio station. Now in its sixth edition, it has received much acclaim by radio educators and practitioners from around the United States. This new edition features a cover to cover update, including new material on satellite radio, the shift from analog to digital technologies, Internet use,and most recent regulatory changes in the industry. Additionally, the new edition includes expanded sections on Internet radio, digital broadcasting, satellite programming, station clustering and consolidation, the wireless newsroom, industry economics and statistics, digital production equipment, revised station classifications, and rules and regulations. *The new Sixth edition is a complete update of this classic textbook *A candid guide to the internal workings of radio stations *New material covers current industry trends such as satellite radio, Internet use, and digital technologies *Features a new spectacular Instructor Manual for Professors which includes but is not limited to: sample syllabi, teaching notes, tests questions, performance components, production components, projects and case studies
How a nascent radio station, led by legendary broadcaster Ahmed Said, could influence Arab countries during the 1950s and 1960s, and help them in their struggle to liberate from British and French colonialism.
A practical handbook for programming directors, this guide focuses on achieving specific objectives in today's modern, competitive environment. Radio Programming is designed to convey underlying principles and to assist the programmer in accomplishing specific objectives, without mandating exact implementation methods. Instead, it empowers station management and the PD to implement strategies that will work for the particular format and market niche. Radio Programming will be helpful for neophytes in programming, experienced programmers seeking further growth, air talent seeking to develop skills, and general managers trying to understand programming and effectively manage program directors without stifling creativity. It will also help general managers hire effective programmers. Eric Norberg is the editor and publisher of the Adult Contemporary Music Research Letter and a radio consultant. He has worked as a program director at several radio stations, as on-air talent and general manager, and has also operated a radio production company. For fourteen years he has written a weekly column on radio programming for The Gavin Report, a radio trade publication.
Ten years after its original publication, The Radio Station, now in its fifth edition, is considered the standard work on this audio medium. It remains a concise and candid guide to the internal workings of radio stations and the radio industry. A comprehensive blueprint, this book details the functions performed successfully within every well-run station. Not only will readers understand how each job is best performed, they will know how it meshes with those of the rest of the radio station staff. For readers uncertain of career goals, this book provides a solid foundation in who does what, when, and why. The fifth edition updates and expands this classic text acclaimed by radio educators and practitioners from around the United States. New sections on radio and the Internet, AM stereo, cable and satellite radio, niche formats, mergers and consolidation, future prospects, and digital technology, as well as new illustrations, feature boxes and quotes from industry pros bring the reader into the present world of the radio station, providing insight into this ever-changing field.
This book is a comprehensive source describing hazards involved in project and construction works of Radio Stations, RF radiation, electric shocks, lightning, fire, and safety measures like shielding, earthing, grounding and other occupational health problems with first-aid requirements and ways and means to mitigate them while working in a broadcasting station in particular in a radio transmitting center. This comprehensive compilation is a sort of handbook for engineering managers, shift in-charges and all other technical staffs on the matters related to the safety of project installation, the operating or maintenance staff and also the equipment, including occupational hazards encountered in a broadcasting station.
This comprehensive text has been designed keeping in mind the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Journalism, Mass Communication, Visual Communication, Electronic Media, Broadcast Journalism and other media courses. It gives a detailed account of the different formats of radio programme production—radio news, interview, documentary, feature, drama, docudrama, discussion and phone-in programmes—and also explains methods of production, basics of script writing, studio set-up, special audience radio programmes, specialized broadcasting including educational broadcasting, and legal regulations and ethics related to radio broadcasting in India. The book imparts a thorough understanding of the history of radio broadcasting in India, community radio, radio journalism, model of radio in India, FM revolution in India and the different wings and functionaries of radio. Practical knowledge needed to succeed in a career in radio by providing the qualities needed to become a successful news presenter, news writer, radio producer and radio jockey have also been furnished. Not only the media students, but also radio professionals and those who aspire to have a career in radio would find the book immensely valuable. KEY FEATURES • Chapter-end questions to help students in preparing for their exams. • Practical exercises and field projects for hands-on experience. • Well-structured tables and neat illustrations to explain the concepts. • Box items to highlight the key points in each chapter. • Model flow charts for students to create and produce their own programmes. • Annexure and references for further study of the subject.
As entertaining as it is educational, Radio: The Book is a must-have guide to success for anyone interested in a career in radio. Providing a wealth of information and relating his own personal experiences, veteran radio personality, Program Director and Programming Consultant Steve Warren shares trade secrets and industry know-how that would usually take years to accumulate through experience. An invaluable advantage over your competition, this "cheat-sheet" for the radio programmer includes practical advice regarding: ·Radio as a career--from tips on getting started to job negotiations ·Programming--talk radio and music, from format science to picking the hits ·Relationships with listeners--everything from staying in touch with your audience to public image ·Branding, marketing, and advertising the radio station ·Research--music tests, audience analysis, ratings, and more ·Practical information about management policies ·Radio realities--information on rules and regulations This latest edition has been updated to include: ·Important updates on an ever-evolving field ·Essential forms for radio station functions--production orders, personnel files, absentee reports, PSA schedules, format clocks, remote schedule, and more.to be accompanied by an on-line section of electronic forms for convenience ·Ideas for successfully programming in new radio formats like satellite, internet, and cable In such a competitive industry where formal training can be hard to come by, Radio: The Book, 4e, is a short-cut to the fast track for current and future programmers and program directors. With an active radio broadcast career that is still exploring new ideas following s more than forty years at some of America's most prestigious radio stations (including WNBC, WHN, WNEW, and CBS radio), Steve Warren is more than qualified to mentor readers. Steve has competed successfully in all music formats from Easy Listening to Country to Top 40 to Oldies, always putting the listener first and now, putting you first.
"A Radio Jockey is to the Radio Station.......what oxygen is to the Human Body"! The one person, who is the face, the voice, the personality, the character and image of any radio station, is the Radio Jockey. If you feel you can be a good Radio Jockey...this book will tell you the what why and where of it! The Radio Jockey-Handbook series, will help the reader discover the skills that make a good Radio Jockey and the fundamentals of Radio Jockeying. This book will also be the guiding light for Radio Students, Professionals and practitioners. It is geared to prepare everyone who's dedicated and in-love with Radio. Simran Kohli. Promoter. "Academy Of Radio Management" South , Asia's first full time Broadcast School is a pioneer in the field of training youngsters to become successful Radio Jockeys. Programmers, Producers, Managers. Music Schedulers. Sales and Marketing Heads with the Country's topmost radio stations.
Eccentric and humorous cult classic, both a practical guide to starting a listener-supported community radio station and a passionate defense of noncommercial broadcasting. "A goldmine." — The Times (London) Literary Supplement
"George Jellinek began his musical career playing his grandfather's violin. The exiled teenager survived World War II, worked his way up from a penniless Hungarian immigrant in Cuba and became one of the most important and influential musical administrato
"Beyond Powerful Radio" is a complete guide to becoming a powerful broadcast communicator on the radio or Internet. This practical and easy-to-read book, filled with bullet lists, offers techniques to learn everything from how to produce and host a show to news gathering, covering investigative and breaking stories, writing and delivering the commercial copy, and selling the air time.