Archives for the month of: March, 2013
  • Follow up questions are always more valuable then the pre written questions then you have previously come up with.
  • Learning something new in the interview
  • Always have those 10 questions, then where possible DON’T GIVE THEM A LIST OF QUESTIONS, put those questions into points/subjects if they insist on pre reading questions. Then in a live interview you can turn those points into structured questions.
  • When they seem excited about an area (MAKE A NOTE DON’T LET THEM GIVE IT ALL BEFORE YOU’RE ON MARK)
  • Eye contact
  • Non-verbal gestures
  • Time – Keep and eye on the time, for example if you only require 5min, don’t interview someone for more then twice the amount of time (so no more then 10min)! You need to remember that you have to edit this!
  • Avoid double barrel questions – Try not to overload the person with questions
  • Listen to the answers
  • Ask them what they mean, if you don’t know.
  • Don’t repeat the answer in your own words
  • Tone gives the impression that the interview has come to the end

When I first listened to RRR the program I caught was Detour hosted by Jacinta and the time was 11:03am. Jacinta has a great voice and introduced her interview Carol with warmth and interest. Carol was on Detour to discuss E Books specializing in women. Their was many E Books ranging from periods, menopause however it was the domestic abuse E Book that gained the most attention. That particular E Book was the only one for free in the series as it was considered the more serious and unfortunately a highly relatable subject for a lot of women. Jacinta was complimented by Carol on her interviewing skills and I couldn’t agree more, she was polite, patient and always had a follow up question.

The sponsorship announcements that were played during Detour started with The Strokes have a new CD being released, Trance a film about a highly expensive painting being stolen is about to be released and RRR will present a special screening at the Nova for subscribers that win.

When I got off the tram the first thing I noticed was all the amazing posters that surrounded the building. This already gave me a feeling of a fun and casual atmosphere before even entering.

There was a very casual atmosphere presented throughout the community radio home. Everyone seemed friendly and fun especially judging from their attire, as there didn’t seem to be any/much of a business feel which is great because that’s what they’re trying to achieve which is a fun and friendly community radio station for everyone to listen to. Their mission statement is ‘to educate, inform and entertain by drawing upon appropriate community resources. To develop a critical approach to contemporary culture.’ RRR is very Melbourne based, they aren’t too interested in international affairs, however doesn’t mean they get ignored. RRR has many amazing programs that touch on many different subjects like science, medical and politics.

RRR has three broadcasting rooms where there is one main and more popular one in which people prefer to present their shows from. Coincidently that is the same room that we will be using when we present our show ‘Room with a View.’  They also have a room dedicated for voice overs where they would record promos for their shows and advertising.