18 Recording factual     programmes for radio

Quite a lot of the information you will need for recording factual programmes for radio has been covered in other chapters. If you haven’t read the chapter on interview techniques you will need to do so. You will also need to read the chapter on the technical aspects of recording sound and the chapter on story structure. This chapter will run through some of the different types of factual programme you get in radio and the different approaches they take.

Radio differs from television in that you have a direct line into the mind of the listener. It is an intimate and personal medium; it tends to be something people listen to by themselves rather than the more collective way they watch television or ...

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