Talk Radio – Some Questions For Monday July 28

23 Jul

For discussion Monday July 28, 2014

If you have not seen Talk Radio you can borrow the DVD from me.

Please answer the following questions.

1. Barry Champlain’s slogan is ‘the man you love to love.’ Is this an accurate description of how people view him? Why? Give some examples.

2. “You’re throwing me some real curve balls,” says Barry to his co-producer Stu at one point. Why does he say this? How important are the two producers in his radio show. Why? Give some examples.

3. Why do you think Barry rang his ex-wife and asked her to come to Dallas? What does it show about him?

4. When Barry begins his career as a guest on Jeff’s program he is told his behaviour is unacceptable because Jeff might lose his licence. What does Jeff mean by this?

5. The manager, Kent and Stu all say to Barry, “It’s just a show.” Is it just a show?

6. When Barry takes a call from a self-confessed rapist what is the result? What does he try to do to stop this man? What does it say about his power?

7. Many people comment on the fact that Barry is ‘funny.’ Can you explain what they mean and why they say this? Is he funny? Does he think he is funny?

8. “The show must have some role,” says Barry towards the end. Does it?

9. Barry says to his audience, “I guess we’re stuck with each other.” Can you explain what he means by this?

10. Can you think of any local examples of talk show hosts who have a similar style?

11. What is your opinion of the film? Did you learn anything about radio or about the relationship between the broadcaster and the audience?

Story Structure

23 Jul

Please complete this exercise TODAY (Wednesday, July 23) and email me the link and the plan for the story structure.

Competency: Produce Programs & Program Segments

1. Listen to NPR, BBC, ABC (Triple J’s Hack etc)

Find a 3 – 7 minute story that you like and that you could emulate.

2. Record or download the story to keep as a reference.

3. Write up a plan for the structure of the story.

ie: Introduction, SFX, Interview 1, Link, SFX, Interview 2 etc./……..

4. Send me the link to the story and the plan for the structure.

Radio Program Schedule – Wednesday July 23, 2014

20 Jul

10.00 – Jade/Jack/Ben/Ellen

11.00 -  Cassie/Rob/Mitch/Matt

12.00 – Luke/Dan T/Jason/Stacey/Kate

1.00 – Logu/Augustus/Magda/Brittany/Rebecca

2.00 – Dan C/Marcus/Armando/Phoebe/Melike

Class #3 – Monday July 21, 2014

20 Jul

1. Listen to remaining 3 Minute stories.

2. Listen and discuss homework.

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY

Competency: Produce Programs & Program Segments

Listen to NPR, BBC, ABC (Triple J’s Hack etc)

Find a 3 – 7 minute story that you like and that you could emulate.

Record or download that story.

Write up a plan for the structure of the story.

ie: Introduction, SFX, Interview 1, Link, SFX, Interview 2 etc./………

Bring this to class for discussion

BREAK

3. Work on Radio Programs

Class # 2 – Wednesday July 16, 2014

15 Jul

Today we will:

1. Submit the 3 Minute stories

2. Listen to the stories and discuss

3. Watch the film Talk Radio

4. Work on the radio programs which are due next week.

5. We will work out a program schedule for next Wednesday.

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY

Competency: Produce Programs & Program Segments

Listen to NPR, BBC, ABC (Triple J’s Hack etc)

Find a 3 – 7 minute story that you like and that you could emulate.

Record or download that story.

Write up a plan for the structure of the story.

ie: Introduction, SFX, Interview 1, Link, SFX, Interview 2 etc./………

Bring this to class for discussion

Semester 2, Class #1 – Monday July 14, 2014

14 Jul

As today is Bastille Day, the entire class will be conducted in French. You will be expected to wear a beret and bring a tasty baguette.

Today we will:

1. Review progress on our 3 Minute Stories.

2. Discuss our forthcoming radio programs, work out a timetable for Wednesday and report on progress on the website.

3. Read and talk about laws that govern radio.

 

Class #31 – Wednesday June 18, 2014

17 Jun

Today:

1. You will receive the first assignment for Semester 2 – The 3 Minute Story – so you have the next three weeks to plan this.

2. We will discuss the assignment and listen to some examples.

3. We will work on updating the website – I really want this completed today.

4. Terminology Test – this is a multiple choice test and will take place at 1.00pm and you need to be back in class for this.

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