Glossary of useful words

  • GLOSSARY OF RADIO USEFUL WORDS
     
    BROADCAST
    To distribute an audio via mass communication medium
     
    BUMPER
    An element that acts as a transition to or from commercial break
    CROSSFADE
    The technique where a DJ, producer or engineer fades out the out going track at the same time as fading in the new track, that can be a voice
    FADE IN
    Effect produced when a track is getting lower (than the voice, for example
    FADE OUT:
    Effect produced when a track is getting louder (than the voice, for example)It can be: news script, interview script spot, magazine script, documentary, etc.,
    LOG
    A written record of broadcasting. There are typically three logs: A Commercial Log, Commercials during the programme. A Music Log, recording what songs were played. An Engineer's Log, detailing technical production settings.
    PIF
    A government-produced commercial, usually shown for free, giving safety information or advice
    PLAYLIST
    Official songs that a radio station will play during a given week.
    PODCAST:
    An audio file containing a radio programme. It can be about as many subjects as you like and you can download and listen whenever you like.
    PROMO:
    An announcement (either recorded or live) used to promote the station's image or other event
    SPOT
    A visual and/or musical punctuation that signals a break between two sections of a program
    REPORTER
    Person who pesents the programme
     
    STING
    A radio, television commercial or underwriting spot.
     
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