SMC WEEKLY

Radio format
Week one producers Gabby and Kiana
Week one news anchors: John and Anna
Week one sports anchors Kimberley and Tyler
Week two producers: Davina and Ally
Week two anchors: Brian and Taylor
Week two sports anchors: Adrian and Jackie

Producers: Responsible for running storyboard, assigning segments and producing the show to completion, coordinating with Grace to make sure it airs on time and properly.

Anchors: Record a topical and conversational 3 minute segment, chatting about news of the week and teasing upcoming segments.
Reporters: You can either pick a broadcast partner (for 4 minute segments) or do your own segment (2 minutes). All segments MUST be topical and of interest to KSMC’s primary audience and include at least one or two interviewees –  primary sources for your story.

For each radio segment:

DONT BE BORING! ASK YOURSELF “IS THIS A SEGMENT YOU’D WANT TO HEAR IF YOU WERE LISTENING TO KSMC?”
1. Use a short clip of music, fade or duck it down after 4 or 5 seconds and Introduce yourself and your topic, telling us why it’s relevant.
2. Use present tense whenever possible
3. Introduce your interviewee before they talk.
4. Use conversational language
5. Do not use low sound levels. If you have to, re-record.
6. Avoid a monotone in your voice. If you don’t sound interested, listeners will hear it in your voice.
7. Avoid sounding like you are reading a script.
8. Avoid rushing through your script
9. SOS: say it simple. Don’t use complex words or too many statistics.
10. Like writing, use a clever lead…only in present tense.
11. Listen to your segment to see how it sounds.
12. Once it is edited and completely ready for airing, upload it to our google drive in the correct week’s show folder. Make sure it’s an mp3 or high quality file format that your producers can open.
13. Label it with your name, topic, and show week number.
14. All segments must be of strong audio quality, self-contained (with music to start and proper intro and close) and in the proper folder on time. Any late segments or poorly recorded segments will get a zero grade because they inconvenience the producers and leave a hole in the show. Late or no show segments let your broadcast team down.