In radio, performers are for the most part stationary. Whether they are seated or standing, microphone positioning during a broadcast changes relatively little. When performers do change, it is usually to adjust for a small shift in their position. Under these apparently straightforward circumstances, however, there are a number of miking techniques to consider.
Positioning a microphone in front of a seated or standing performer—disc jockey, newscaster, talk-show host, guest—is the most common placement. The mic usually is mounted on a flexible swivel stand suspended in front of the performer (see 12-1); sometimes it is on a table stand (see 12-2).