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LESSON 40
SPECIAL AUDIENCE PROGRAM
These are the programs produced for specific group of the listeners.
The following are the special audience programs.
Children's programs
Women's programs
Children's Programs
Children can be divided in two categories according to their ages.
Group one ------------------------- play group to 8 years
Group two ------------------------- 9 years to school going age
Pre-Program Preparation
The First step is to know about the target audience that is audience research. In this step a producer must
know the psyche of the children.
Psyche of the children falling in group one
Analyzing the psyche of the children what comes up is that:
The children of this age group take interest in stories.
They have a sense of insecurity.
So the producer has to arrange for story based items in the programme and a compere who could get the
children familiar with himself/herself and the stranger atmosphere of the studios so that the children may
feel free while taking part in the program.
Format
The program to be produced for this group of children is normally:
Children participated program
That is conducted by compere or comperes­ Bhaai Jaan and Aunty (Bachon Ki Baaji)
Activities of a Children Program
Story telling (an interesting character may be made like kahani chacha)
Little riddles and puzzles
Short questions
Poems, stories, jokes
Selection of the Compere
The compere of children programme must be:
Educated
A storyteller
Lively
Friendly
Compassionate
Extempore
Must have the ability to improvise & engage the children in different activities
School Going Children's Program
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School going children are more mature ones so they can not be entertained by stories. The suitable formats
for this group of children are as under:
Dramas
Quiz programs
Women's Program
These programs are produced keeping the needs and requirements of women.
Topics of women's programs
The following topics may be made part of women's programs.
1. Household topics such as recipes, embroidery etc.
2. Awareness creating programs.
Importance of women's education
Women's rights
Women's emancipation
Suitable professions for women (jobs, entrepreneurship)
Rural women's problems
Working ladies problems
Working & courageous ladies who made a place in society
Health tips
Overpopulation
Formats for women's programs
Following formats may well suit the women's programs:
Talk shows
Anchorperson with guests
Discussions
Magazine program
Special People's Programs
Special people are the handicapped persons in our society such as deaf, dumb, blind, and crippled ones.
These programs are with the following motives:
To encourage special people so that they may take part in life activities more effectively.
To change common normal peoples' negative attitude towards special people.
Format
The best format suitable for radio for special people is talk shows. In talk shows special people with
different distinctions are invited and interviewed.
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Table of Contents:
  1. WHAT RADIO IS:HISTORY OF RADIO, MARCONI –THE INVENTOR
  2. HISTORY OF RADIO:B.B.C. – 1922, Radio in Sub-Continent, PBC SERVICES
  3. OBJECTIVES OF BROADCASTING IN PAKISTAN:Information, Islamic ideology
  4. NEWS VALUES I:CONFLICT, PROGRESS, VICTORY AND DEFEAT
  5. NEWS VALUES II:TIMELINESS, PROXIMITY, NOVELTY, HUMAN INTEREST
  6. NEWS VALUES AND ELEMENTS OF NEWS:MISCELLANEOUS NEWS VALUES
  7. MEASURING THE IMPORTANCE OF NEWS:Intensity of an Event, NEWS STORY TYPES
  8. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES II:SIMPLE TYPES, ILLNESS, DEATH
  9. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES III:Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, Lunar Months
  10. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES IV:COMPLEX NEWS, Forms of Government, Monarchy
  11. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES V:Education, Research, Religion
  12. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES VI:Lifestyles, Receptions, Entertainment
  13. SOURCES OF NEWS I:Network of Reporters, QUALITIES OF A REPORTER
  14. SOURCES OF NEWS II:MONITORING, NEWS/ PRESS RELEASE
  15. SOURCES OF NEWS III:National News Agencies, HARD NEWS, SOFT NEWS
  16. REPORTING:ORDER OF REPORTING, REPORTER’S QUALITIES, Well informed
  17. A SUCCESSFUL RADIO REPORTER:Briefing, Reporter’s Ammunition, Meeting Deadline
  18. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING I:Growth of Interpretative Reporting
  19. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING II:Factual Background, SPEECH STORY
  20. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III:FIRES & ACCIDENTS, CRIME STORIES
  21. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING I:Thalidomide Scandal, Watergate Scandal
  22. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING II:Identification of the problem, INTERVIEW
  23. TYPES OF INTERVIEW:Hard News Interview, Informational Interview
  24. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW I:Comments and Opinion, Topic must be specific
  25. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW II:Preparation of the Interview, Language
  26. RADIO NEWS GLOSSARY:Actuality, Cut, Voicer, Wrap, Hourly, Lead
  27. FUNDAMENTALS OF NEWS WRITING:Inverted Pyramided Style, Telling the Story
  28. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO I:Language
  29. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO II:Complex numbers
  30. ESSENTIALS OF A NEWSCASTER:Authority, Credibility, Language, Pronunciation
  31. PRODUCTION AND PLANNING:Principals of Planning a Program
  32. PRODUCER & BUDGETING:Strengths of a Radio Program, Budgeting a Program
  33. JARGONS OF PRODUCTION (Continued):Frequency spectrum, Dead studio
  34. TYPES OF TALK:Qualification of a Talker, Essentials of a talk, Vetting a talk
  35. DISCUSSION:Controlled Discussion, Live Discussion, Current affairs
  36. DISCUSSION:Selection of the TopicKnowledge of the Topic, Narrowing down the topic
  37. RADIO FEATURE:Sound Effects, Narration, Dramatic Feature, Religion, Personalities
  38. RADIO DOCUMENTARY:Commentary, History, Persons, Things, Phenomena
  39. DRAMA:Solo plays, Series, Serial, Soap, Components of Drama
  40. SPECIAL AUDIENCE PROGRAM:Children’s Programs, Women’s programs
  41. SPORTS PROGRAM:Live Programs, Recorded Programs, Preparation of OB
  42. THE MUSIC I:Folk Music, Classical Music, Light Music, Pop Music
  43. THE MUSIC II:Classification of Raga In Terms Of Notes, Aado, Khaado
  44. ETHICS & LIMITATIONS OF MEDIA:Domain of Freedom of Media, Defamation
  45. RECAP:What Radio Is, Timeliness, Elements of news, Types of Reporting, Production