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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 6th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 15

Producing the Radio Newscast

CONTENTS

Introduction

The State of Radio News

Your Audience

Organizing Material

Fundamentals of Writing for Radio News

Writing from the Back

The Lead Story

The Rest of the Newscast

Localizing the News

Story Length

Actualities

Studio Technology

Wraparounds

Lead-Ins

Teases

Headlines

Pad Copy

Back Timing

Convergence and Radio News

Summary

KEY WORDS

Actualities

Back Timing

Futures File

Headlines

Lead-ins

Pad Copy

Teases

Voice Track

Wraparound

INTRODUCTION

It is difficult to generalize about radio news operations and news programs because they are constantly changing. One universal statement that can be made is that newscasts on most local radio stations are getting shorter and less frequent. Changes in ...

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