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10 Ways Not To Start A Radio Story

“Here are 10 openers I’ve heard again and again from public radio producers and podcasters. They’re easy. They’re appealing. They’re overused.”

Posted on 27 July 2015 and filed under links, outbound, radio

“How to make your podcast sound like every other podcast”

“You don’t want to sound like a reporter, you want to sound like a regular person. So use the word ‘like’, like… like a lot.”

Posted on 7 June 2015 and filed under links, outbound, radio, small

Street Sounds

“Come and get some lemonade!”

Posted on 28 May 2015 and filed under misc, radio, small

Vocal Fry

“Listeners have always complained about young women reporting on our show. They used to complain about reporters using the word like and about upspeak, which is when you put a question mark at the end of a sentence and talk like this. But we don’t get many emails like that anymore. People who don’t like listening to young women on the radio have moved on to vocal fry.”

Posted on 3 February 2015 and filed under links, outbound, radio, small

On Voice

For decades, the “radio voice” has belonged to baritone white men. Where does that leave women, accents, and people with speech impediments?

Posted on 31 January 2015 and filed under big, radio

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