MISTAKES TO AVOID DURING RADIO BROADCASTS
Are you looking to get into the traditional and digital radio broadcasting world? If so, you might be interested to learn about what mistakes to avoid during radio broadcasts. It takes time to get into the swing of things but the good news is, the more you do it, the better you’ll get at it.. To help you get started, we’ve outlined some common rookie mistakes and how to avoid them while you’re on the air.
TURN YOUR MIC OFF
The microphone can take some getting used to. It is important to remember to turn it off if you’re done with your segment! While the conversations you might be having could be entertaining to some listeners, you probably don’t want to broadcast your conversations to the world.
PLAY FRESH CONTENT
Make sure your content is consistently fresh and relevant to your audience. Don’t play the same songs in the same order every few hours or even every few days. Listeners will start to notice that. Mix things up a bit. Put yourself in your listener’s shoes. If they were to listen nearly every single day, would they consistently hear a fresh mix of music and relevant topics oof conversation?
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Broadcasters are the voice behind the station and often who the audience interacts with. It’s important for Broadcasters to understand their audience and now how to engage with them. Should you go on political rants? Do you need to limit stronger language. Most importantly, be prepared to deliver the topics, information and music they like!
Though extremely important, good sound equipment will only get you so far. If you speak in a monotone voice, mumble, or don’t speak clearly, your audience will tune in to another station. Do some vocal warm-ups, enunciate, and put a little “oomph” in your voice!
Finally, you’ll have practice and knowledge in Broadcasting if you get training from an accredited broadcasting school, like the International College of Broadcasting (ICB). At ICB, we offer innovative, hands-on training in Audio and Video Recording, Broadcasting, and Multimedia Production & Broadcasting to prepare you for an awesome career behind the mic. To learn more, contact us or give us a call at 855-896-3733