Radio programme Media GCSE Essay
Radio programme Media GCSE Essay
I have been asked to create a radio programme and I have to play music on it and advertise three products. The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920 by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan. The radio station is still here today. My radio station is “Flash FM”. I chose this name because it is short and catchy. It also reminds you of lightning, and people get excited when they see lightning. A flash of lightening is new, as it never appears in the same place. This is like my songs that my radio station plays, as they are brand new. My radio station plays different genres of music like grime and R&B. It also has adverts to attract the audience to different products. The music and adverts are targeted towards teenagers.
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The reason behind why I created this radio programme, is so that I can offer teenagers music that they enjoy listening to. My radio programme differs to other radio programme, as it is targeted towards teenagers, and not many are targeted towards teenagers. I think that many people will listen to my radio, because I will play new songs, but with the same genre that most teenagers listen to.
I chose the particular genre because I am a teenager my self, and I know what most teenagers listen to. I named my radio programme “Flash FM” because I liked the name as it is short and catchy. I have mentioned above why I have chosen the radio programme name.
My aims in producing this programme were to engage the audience and to make the audience want to listen to my radio programme. I think that I have achieved these aims because my radio programme advertises products that are used by teenagers, and it also plays songs that are most listened by teenagers. This will attract the audience.
I think that my radio programme is not that professional, as we don’t have any professional equipment. Also I am not a professional radio presenter. My radio programme should be broadcasted at about 4pm – 6pm. This is because most of the teenagers come back from school at about 4pm, and so then they would like to listen to music on the radio.
My audience is represented by the music in my radio programme. This music tells the listeners that this radio programme is mainly for teenagers. They are also represented by the products that are sold, as they are products that mainly teenagers buy.
I did use presenters, because this would make it seem more realistic and the presenters were teenagers, so they could talk other teenagers confidently. The feel that I was aiming with the programme for was a very happy, but not relaxing feeling. This is because the music that my radio programme plays has loud base, and so it would vibrate even more.
My radio programme offers new good music to the listeners, and it also tells the listeners about new products. The music may make the listeners to listen on. My radio programme does not say anything about Radio XL as it doesn’t talk about other radio stations.
I did a survey for the music that I would play on my radio programme. I looked at which most listened to genres by teenagers, and so I took all the new songs and played them on my radio programme.
My target audience is children/teenagers that are ages 10-25 years old. This is because these are the main people that listen to the music genre that will be played on my radio station. They would listen to it because they might enjoy listening to music. They also might have had a hard day of school, and so they would want to relax and listen to music that they enjoy.
I know that my target audience was interested because I did a survey, and it turns out that the most people that listen to grime and R&B are teenagers. I have met the target audience expectations because they want famous celebrities to come on the radio programme and they want to listen to music and hear about new products.
The conventions that I used were music, celebrities and product advertisements. I chose to leave out nothing, because everything that we did was put into the radio programme. My radio programme has followed the conventions because we included a celebrity interview, music and new products.