RADIO & INTERNET PERSONALITY

630 hours

Basic Voice Training & Personality Development
Introduction to Audio Production & Programming Formats

LECTURES:

  • Formats & Dayparts
  • Roles & departments within a radio station part 1 (overview)
  • Announcing fundamentals – station ID and imaging statement – backsell, frontsell, name, etc
  • Show Prep Fundamentals
  • Station promos – written information vs. on-air delivery
  • Intro to radio studio equipment – Audiovault, board, computer
  • Intro to production room equipment
  • Intro to Adobe Audition / digital audio production
  • Intro to Multi Track recording
  • Airchecking and editing airchecks
  • Voice & speech development introduction
  • On-Air Personality overview
  • Communications law & ethics

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Practicing how to do a proper show prep
  • Executing show prep as part of a rotation
  • Writing of station promos
  • Recording station promos with varied delivery for different formats & dayparts
  • Drills on proper audio equipment usage
  • Creating a live show for the Internet radio station
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback
  • Editing exercises using multi-track function in Adobe Audition
  • Recording show breaks
  • Voice training exercises (e.g. Inflection, Stress, word color, emotional scale, breathing, phrasing, articulation, etc.)

SEGMENT 2

Intermediate Voice Training: Speech, Personality & Performance
Intermediate Audio Production, Programming, Writing, Voiceovers

LECTURES:

  • The art of ad-libbing
  • Creating effective commercial spots
  • Types of commercials
  • Writing for the ear
  • Multitrack editing – adding effects
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Specialty shows (news, talk, sports, entertainment, etc.)
  • How to take show prep one step further
  • Writing entertainment news stories
  • Voicetracking in Audiovault
  • VoxPro overview and usage
  • Roles & Departments part 2 (goes deeper into sales/ratings and promotions department functions)
  • Programming, scheduling & playlist concepts

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Completing more shows in the Internet radio station introducing more elements (ad-lib, tossing to reporters/guests, phoners, etc.)
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback (performance and elements should show improvement over airchecks from segment 1)
  • Writing commercials
  • Voicing commercials
  • Editing commercials in Audition
  • Performing specialty shows on the radio (news, entertainment, sports, talk, etc.)
  • Tossing to traffic and weather reports during the show
  • Recording show breaks (performance and elements should show improvement over breaks from segment 1)
  • Incorporating a phoner (taking calls, editing calls, caller clips, etc.)

SEGMENT 3

Advanced Voice Training & Personality Development, Audio Production
Introduction to Live DJ Mixing and Audio Podcasting

LECTURES:

  • Equipment overview for Numark mix console
  • Operating Serrato DJ software
  • Live mixing basics
  • Podcasting fundamentals
  • Recorded vs. Live podcasting
  • Segment creation concepts
  • Uploading Podcasts
  • Marketing podcasts – creating audience – being consistent with podcast releases
  • Advanced interviewing
  • Advanced voice techniques & usage
  • Advanced personality development

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Various live mixing exercises on the Numark including “battle of the DJs” exercise
  • Creation of an original podcast (from concept to completion and upload of first episode)
  • Completing more shows in the Internet radio station with more advanced performance and elements expected (over segment 2)
  • Recording air checks for replay, editing and feedback (performance and elements should show improvement over airchecks from segment 2)
  • Recording show breaks (performance and elements should show improvement over breaks from segment 2)

SEGMENT 4

Introduction to Video Podcasting
Final Projects

LECTURES:

  • Equipment overview for Numark mix console
  • Operating Serrato DJ software
  • Live mixing basics
  • Podcasting fundamentals
  • Recorded vs. Live podcasting
  • Segment creation concepts
  • Uploading Podcasts
  • Marketing podcasts – creating audience – being consistent with podcast releases
  • Advanced interviewing
  • Advanced voice techniques & usage
  • Advanced personality development

EXERCISES/PROJECTS:

  • Video podcasting fundamentals
  • Platform Skills
  • Live TV studio equipment overview
  • Producer/Engineer role
  • How to create a resume & cover letter
  • Tips for a successful interview
  • Internship readiness & performance
  • Creating a powerful demo
  • Determining your final project