Radio Imaging with Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and Britney Spears

Blackout from Britney Spears comes out on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. And The Backstreet Boys‘ new CD comes out also this Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Seems like Pop era of the 90s is making a comeback! Well, wait till you hear about the another major return of pop icons in the 90s. Continue reading Radio Imaging with Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and Britney Spears

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Pagsabog Sa Makati:Reporter Panics on Live Event Coverage

I was in the office when the news broke out. I, too, am a frequent maller here in Cebu and it scared the wits out of me that even malls are no longer safe. There are lessons to be learned in the “Pagsabog Sa Makati”.  And one of those I learned is never to panic especially when you do live coverage of an event, either on TV or radio.

I frequently switched from 24 Oras and TV Patrol not because I want to get more info on the blast but because I want to see how reporters deal with the event. As I have observed, both networks showed professionalism in their coverage of the “Pagsabog Sa Makati”. I understand however that sometimes reporters get panicky. One male reporter in ABS-CBN was slightly stammering when he delivered the details of his report and apparently sounded unprepared and unsure of his answers when asked by the female anchor.

It reminded me though of my early days in radio reporting that in covering tragic events such as the “pagsabog in Makati” reporters have to be alert, poised and calm. In radio reporting, the reporter must be focused on his delivery and not be sticken by overwhelming emotions. Sadly, it’s the unethical side of broadcast journalism, although it may be hurting to shove cameras on people who are hurt and have lost a family member, you still have to deliver the news.

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Playlist Update for October

It’s mid-October but it’s not too late to catch up with the latest. Rhythmic songs are definitely flocking the playlist update. But we also have a new rock track Carlos Santana and Chad Kroeger. Herea are new stuffs to add to your playlist this month:

Kiss Kiss by Chris Brown

Into The Night by Santana and Chad Kroeger

Never Too Late by Three Days Grace

Love Like This by Natasha Bedingfield(feat Sean Kingston)

1,2,3,4 by Feist

Take You There by Sean Kingston

Just Fine by Mary J. Blige

 

How To Get Free Radio Promo Beds

I know there are a lot of our radio friends out there who are looking for free radio promo beds. Gone are the days when imaging directors would scour their library of CDs hoping they could find a neat techno track from a CD sampler. Most of the radio promos and commercials ads we hear in radio before and even until now use beds that are lifted from popular songs, which is typically not good because, in the copyright world, it’s not good to use somebody else’s work for another purpose, especially if it’s commercial. Continue reading How To Get Free Radio Promo Beds

F*Cue production music, sound effects and production elements library

F*Cue Production Music, Sound Effects and Imaging Elements Library

Part of the much anticipated September re-launch of Cue Creative in the Netherlands, the Hague-based events, production and imaging company has just blasted off a new production music, sound effects and production elements library outlandishly called F*Cue.

F*Cue, pronounced as “fuk-yu”, is a library filled with production music, sound effects and production tools. The online demo describes its elements confronting with stuffs like beds and pads. Radio imaging and production tools like urban scratches will make your promos scream. Fire starters will make your sweepers ring the alarm. Plus, edgy highs, “lay-ee” lows and other F*Cue ways.

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Free Ramp Jingles Cuts

Free Ramp Jingle cutsRadio Jingles has just added a new section on the site (http://www.radiojingles.co.nr) where you can download ramp jingle cuts. You can use these free ramp jingle cuts live on the air as a talk over bed or as bed for your radio promos. On the first week of giving away free ramp jingle cuts, RadioJingles featured two cuts for Hot AC and two cuts for Country stations and one cut for CHR stations.

Check out these free ramp jingle cutscuts on www.radiojingles.co.nr:

Download your free ramp jingle cuts at http://www.radiojingles.co.nr. Go now!

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