Radio Prospects and Challenges

These transmitters operate on the frequency range 645 KHZ to 1605 KHZ. These transmitters have a specific service area within a particular country depending on the power of the transmitters. Thus many such stations have to be set up to cover a country. These stations are used to cover a particular country and are called National Stations. The transmitters which operate on the frequency range 3 MHZ to 30 MHZ are called short wave transmitters. The transmitted waves from such stations are fed to directional antenna systems which convert into sky waves and are used to cover specific target areas lying into other countries and thus these are called international radio stations. This mode of service has been in use since long and is still in use. The advent of satellite communication is now being used to Internationalize Radio Programmes with a very high level of quality as it operates […]

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EDUCATIONAL RADIO

EDUCATIONAL RADIO Educational broadcasting usually comprises a series of programmes on a subject, like the sequence and chapters of written material of a book, so designed to assist the educational process. Radio programmes falling under educational broadcasting are normally planned in conjunction with the prescribed syllabus. In worldwide belief use of radio for educational purposes has its own history. The broadcast medium has been used both for curriculum based and general educative purposes. “School Broadcast” was already established before the Second World War. United states, Australia and united kingdom has successfully woven the radio programmes into the normal school time tables. During and immediately after the Second World War a shortage of teachers was felt in Japan. At that time radio helped to compensate the lack of teaching personnel in various disciplines. Later radio was given new roles. General Educative Role:     Radio has been extensively used to teach languages, civic […]

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Current affairs programmes

Current affairs programmes: introduction and significance. Current affairs programme is in fact news programme which gives some details about one or more particular news items. In this type there are many formats, as in other radio programmes. As news is a dry subject, its format should keep on changing in order to maintain listener’s interest. Current affairs programmes have different subjects than other programmes. These are the news programmes to explain and provide details and also to comment over a particular event. Such programmes are broadcast to explain significance, the consequences and the effect of one or more news on people. There is an explosion of information, every single minute and an hour there is a new information to communicate. In the third world where democratic traditions and institutions are not as deep-rooted as in the South, there is a growing need to bring transparency. Needless to say that transparency […]

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Writing for radio

Writing for radio: Writing for radio is writing for millions including every type of people, educated, uneducated, young and old, men and women from every section of the society. Radio is generally listened in houses where all the members of the family move together. It is therefore necessary that nothing should be there against moral ethics of our society. There are five key principles to be kept in mind while writing radio news. It is spoken, it is immediate, it is person to person, it is heard only once and it is sound only. While it is true that radio news scripts are shorter than most news stories written for print, the radio news writer is still obliged to tell a complete and clear story. Facts needed to put the story into perspective and provide balance which must be included. The most important point regarding style in radio news writing […]

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Electronic Media History & Challenges

In a world influenced by satellite and cyber-space technology, electronic media has a highly significant role to play in shaping the life and destiny of nations. The visual media, notably television, has a stupendous, impact upon moulding human minds and opinion.In the given scenario the electronic media has an onerous responsibility in addressing the socio-economic problems of societies and disseminating unbiased information. This responsibility can be effectively shouldered if the media treads the path of accuracy and objectivity in transmission of its programmes.BRIEF HISTORY: Since independence in 1947 the electronic media in Pakistan remained dominated by the state-run Pakistan Television and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporations. Pakistan Television was launched in November 1964 which switched over to colour transmission 12 years later.As access to diverse sources of information was limited and people could not keep abreast with the rapidly growing developments around them it was decided by the govt opened up electronic […]

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Radio News: Definition, Scope and Characteristics

Radio News: Definition, Scope and Characteristics. There are just as many definitions .of news as there are books and scholars on journalism. Same is the case with the definition of radio news. However all of them emphasize different aspects of the subject. There is something to learn from each one of them. Starting from the common phrase ‘when a dog bites a man it is not a news; when a man bites a dog, it is a news’ we can go through dictionaries and encyclopedias to know as many definitions. In the present day world news can also be an account of an idea or a precise description of a problem. News is current information. But news can also be made out of the indications of what may happen in the near future. No matter how one interprets the definition of news, a good reliable prediction or a speculation must […]

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Public Opinion – The Role of Radio

Public Opinion – The Role of Radio Introduction. There is a growing fear of the stranger, broad generalizations, and negative associations, humiliating and dehumanizing labels attached to refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and immigrants, more and more intolerance, xenophobia and racism are being fostered in host countries towards these groups. To make sure that extremism, discrimination and racism do not gain upper hand of the majority of the populations, a culture of tolerance and peaceful living conditions a massive public education program should be developed and incorporated in our schools, organizations and systems to cultivate acceptance and better understanding of the reasons for the presence of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and creatively use their skills which they bring together to the host countries. In this perspective formal and informal education on the rights and plights of the refugees and asylum seekers and migrants should be integrated. Educational institutions, schools and […]

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