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Writing for Radio, some new thoughts

Part of an occasional series of posts on bsideradio.org about the art of making radio. By Tamara Keith I recently spent some time with the Swarthmore College students who produce War News Radio.  I

Additional Resources

Transom.org showcases great independent audio, as well as lots and lots of really good technical advice. The editing how-to has great tips and tricks for Protools users. www.transom.org Radio Diaries, home of great non-narrated

Editing Sound

By Lyssa Rome Most radio listeners don’t realize how intensively the stories they hear have been edited. That’s because with good editing, stories flow well and sound smooth. Editing Ethics The fact that listeners generally

Writing a Radio Script

By Dave Gilson Writing for radio is different than writing for print. You’re writing for the ear, not the eye. Listeners have to get it the first time around- they can’t go back and

Recording Audio in the Public Radio Style

By Tamara Keith Radio is all about sound. We don’t have pictures or printed words to help us tell the story, just the sounds of people’s voices and their surroundings. Sound brings listeners into

Voicing a Radio Story

By Mia Lobel Be Yourself Unless your are one of the few producers out there who can make a career out of non-narrated pieces, chances are you are going to have to VOICE your

B-Side Manifesto

What is B-Side? Like its name implies, B-Side focuses on stories that don’t necessarily fit into the mainstream.  We don’t need a “news peg” to put a story on the air.  What we do