A Morning Radio Show:
"Good Morning WGHS!"
50 pts for the script
50 pts for the performance

TIME LIMIT FOR THIS SPEECH IS  5 minutes of airtime
(to the second).

In the Little Theatre Radio Studio, students do a live show (solo or partnered) -  with a theme based on any topic of interest.

Objective : Students will develop and generate a script for their show that follows the restrictions of an audial only format. The students will be able to distinguish the pros and cons of the audio format. 

You will be required:

  1. To work alone (or) combine material and work with a partner
  2. To be confident in the material you will be presenting
  3. To present a morning radio show that holds importance for you (or it won’t matter to us…and we are your listening audienceJ)

Lay out the information in a document

FIRST - Pick a Topic - Think about your audience and pick something that is worth our time. Keep it appropriate for the audience.

The FORMAT - the way the show is organized and staffed. 

SECOND - You have an INTRO (Music clip?, Your name, The Station's call letters (ex. - “KWGM”), name of your show...and include what's coming up in the show!)

THIRD - ORGANIZE the information
Use an outline format and set up the show by putting the text into sections based on the amount of time they take to read.
(There should be a theme that remains present throughout the show if possible)

FOURTH - All transitions are present 
For each change in topic or new part of the show please give an opinion, a comment or a transition to ensure that the listener is still with you. You should exist in the are the host/DJ and shouldn't dissappear in the show.

FIFTH  - You have a “clean” CONCLUSION - wrap up your show and introduce the next show.

SIXTH - REHEARSE!!! - on your own
Polish the show in self rehearsal and make sure it is ready for the air - no breaks in the show.

TIME your presentation  - (3 minutes/to the sec)

Divide your show into minutes/seconds

 Example (for a 3 Minute "Solo" show):

Intro (20 seconds)
Segment #1 – (25 seconds)
Transition - (5 seconds)
Segment #2 – (25 seconds)
Transition - (5 seconds)
Commercial – (30 seconds)
Transition - (5 seconds)
Segment #3 – (25 seconds)
Transition - (5 seconds)
Segment #4 – (25 seconds)
Conclusion (15 seconds)


LINKS to more info on radio broadcasting and careers

Listen to live talk radio at
NPR - 90.7 KWMU

St Louis's very own Broadcasting school

A radio production company example

Broadcasting Degree in Missouri with Course Descriptions

St Louis Radio history

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