Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Radio Terms

Radio Terms

Actuality = soundbite, a clip of an interview with a newsmaker [aka: ax, clip, cut]

Tracks = Reporters voice [aka: narration, links]

Track = name of an audio file that you take audio from or add audio to.

Ambience = the noise in the location. [aka: ambi, sfx, natural sound, nat sot, wild sound, room tone]

Reader – Story read just by the newscaster (anchor/host) [aka copy or tell]

Voicer – Story done by the reporter that only uses reporter’s voice, no soundbite

Wrap = Ax and Trax = package = reporters voice around a soundbite

Q&A = interview = two-way (three-way if you are interviewing two people at once)

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