Media. Radio Training Resources at the BBC
The differences between transmission on the airwaves and internet distribution.
This is a page linking into a range of useful training resources provided online by the BBC.
Because I have been writing specifically about podcasting I have isolated articles about radio production. This is because many of the production techniques and principles of podcasting are the same as radio. Podcasting is different to radio because anybody can do it legally. Radio as far as I am aware is controlled by national states to the extent that licences are sold to broadcasting organisations who may then use the airwaves.
The possibility of internet radio has circumvented the bandwidth limitations of conventional radio which need to be transmitted whereas internet aplications are uploaded. Transmission through airwaves provides absolute physical parameters which are finite. By comparison internet distribution is only limited by the available broadband connections which can be changed. This is to all intents and purposes infinite.
Link to BBC Radio Training.
This one is on interviewing techniques.
This one is about mcirophones and sound and is essential viewing for all podcasters who like BBC radio jounalists and broadcasters will need to gain some basic understanding of the equipment.
Particularly useful is the tip to always take a condom with you for location work. (If this doesn’t get you visiting the site what will :-) )