Suggest different types of speech packages found on radio programmes / stations.
To analyse speech packages in terms of genre / subject / demographic & contents
In pairs research your specified radio station for presentation to the class (you have 15 minutes)
Please comment on:
Demographic (who listens to the station)
Types of Shows (Scheduling)
Local / Regional / National
Music Policy (if any)
What is a speech package? A factual pre-recorded component of a radio programme. It’s purpose is to provide listeners with information about a certain topic.
What radio stations can I hear a Speech Package? Speech packages can be found on a variety radio stations and radio programmes from all BBC stations to more specialist radio stations such as talk sport and regional/local radio stations run by students or communities.
Amongst many, they can appear on the following types of programmes: News Bulletins Longer News Programmes Current Affairs Programmes Magazine Shows
Magazine Programmes Magazine Programmes are programmes that present a variety of topics, usually on current events/topics, in a format that often includes interviews and commentary. Such topics could be sport, news or music.
Current Affairs Programme A programme that contains explanation and analysis of current events and issues. including material dealing with political or industrial controversy or with public policy. Also included are investigative programmes with contemporary significance
What is contained in a Speech Package
Actuality (any other relevant information):
The best way to hear what speech packages sound like is to spend time listening to the radio!
In groups, identify which of your cards relate to the speech package