Over the next few weeks, I'll be re-posting some radio broadcasting tips. Here's one from December 2006.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Top Tips for Sports Broadcasting on Radio
Earlier today, I paid a visit to Sussex. No BBC TV haven't moved from London W12. Just my latest outing for BBC Radio Kent earlier today. Not Gillingham FC but Margate FC who were playing at Horsham.
Sports presenting on radio, as many of you know, is one of my great passions. It's fun and particuarly great when your broadcasting about your own team! It may sound easy but let me assure you that to be reasonably good at it, you'll need these qualities and characteristics:
The ability to write scripts under pressure.
Prepare in good time - and get there in good time!
Research the match you're covering.
Understand what's at stake.
Listen to and carry out instructions from your producer/anchor/editor.
Ensure all technical equipment is in good working order.
Understand the laws of libel , and how they relate to journalists.
Don't engage in polemical arguments.
Have a great radio voice
........and that's just for starters
Sunday, March 16, 2008