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.

Be tactful

Don't engage in polemical arguments.

Have a great "radio voice"

........and that's just for starters

BTW, for those of you who are wondering what the score was, then pay a visit here.


James Higham said...

Do you ever ahve a problem picking out which player is which out in the murk?

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Games tend to be called off nowadays if there is heavy fog around. I haven't had such an experience in my years with BBC or Capital Gold.