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Radio Production

5th Edition

By Robert McLeish, Jeff Link, Robert McLeish

  1. ISBN: 9780240519722
  2. Publication Date: May 2005
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 352
  5. Price:
    • $59.95 (USD)
    • £36.99 (GBP)
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Description

This classic book is a must-have for anyone involved in radio production, covering everything from operational techniques and producing different programme formats, to conducting interviews and writing for radio.

The fifth edition features new and updated information on:
* digital production, such as the computer editing process, digital recording and DAB
* the internet and internet-only radio stations
* automatic playout systems
* ethics
* storytelling, showing simple ways of creating different acoustics for drama
* station management
* scheduling
* remote reporting

This edition is further enhanced by a supporting CD-Rom, packed with examples, exercises and resources.

Reviews

"The fifth edition of Radio Production contains the wealth of ideas and practical examples that the book has always offered. Readers who have seen each edition will recognise some of the material from the earliest days but much in this edition is new and fresh…this book remains the essential manual for all radio trainers and a valuable reference for producers of all levels of experience." - International Communication Training Institute newsletter

'There are other practical textbooks on the market, but none which combines instruction in the how and why of local broadcasting quite as effectively.'
Broadcast Magazine

'Great for students and professionals. Keep it by your mixing desk… you can't go wrong with McLeish.'
Customer review, Amazon.co.uk

'Pick this book up and you'll be just about set to venture out and set up your own radio station. If you have an interest in broadcasting, radio, internet radio, or anything near being similar to radio, you need to read this book.'
Customer review, Amazon.com

'Very well written and covers all aspects of radio production including music, documentary, drama etc. It is simple to read and understand and is a must for anyone who is in need of some help with any aspect of radio production, especially students on a media course studying radio.'
Customer review, Amazon.co.uk

'An exceptionally well presented, thorough, and useful book.'
Bill Dorris, Lecturer, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland

'It provides a sound introduction to the subject. It is the only title of its kind. There is currently not another title that covers British Radio production in as broad a manner as this.'
Ken Hall, Lecturer, Media Production, University of Teesside, UK

'It's undoubtedly a classic text for radio production in the UK context.'
Chris Priestman, Senior lecturer in Radio and Broadcast Journalism, Staffordshire University, UK

Contents

Characteristics of the medium; The radio studio; Ethics; Writing for the ear; News policy and practice; Interviewing; Vox pop; Cues and links; Newsreading and presentation; The discussion; Phone-ins; Listener participation; Music programming; Sequences and magazines; Making commercials; Outside broadcasts (remotes); Commentary; Music recording; Drama principles; Documentary and feature programmes; The work of the producer; The executive producer; Programme evaluation; Training; Back-announcement; CD-Rom; Websites; Glossary; Further reading; Index