Two teams will each prepare a live 30-minute radio news programme and broadcast it at 5pm.

What that means is that between 0930 and 1700 you will split into two teams. Each team will produce a live radio news and current affairs programme for transmission that day.  The show will cover Britain and the World for an audience resident in Medway.
The first programme will go on air – in our studio – at 1700. The second team will stop work at 1700, with their programme ready to go on air at 1745.

Each programme will be thirty minutes long.
It will contain:

A three minute news bulletin on the hour
15 seconds of headlines at quarter past
A sports bulletin
A weather forecast
Traffic news

It will also contain:

A mix of live and pre-recorded coverage of the days top stories from Medway, Britain and the World.
At least one reporter package recorded on the day.
At least one live interview about a real story with a real guest conducted by the presenter.
Any breaking news that occurs while the programme is on air and which deserves inclusion.

Time discipline
Each programme will start and finish on time. To the second. No excuses.
Each team will need sufficient material to ensure flexibility (i.e. short versions of packages in case lives overrun, abbreviated versions of sport, travel and weather scripts in case the original is squeezed out.

Job allocations:


News editor

Studio producer (runs the desk and ensures running orders work).

Deputy studio producer (responsible for scripts, presenter briefing sheets; co-ordinate and rewrite reporters' cues).

Presenter (or presenters – it is up to you e.g. separate sport, travel and weather presenters, bulletin read by someone other than the programme presenter, dual presentation of the programme)

Broadcast Journalists to make the packages (and take primary responsibility for writing the scripts though the editor, studio producer and presenters will assist with this.)


Running Order
By 1650 on News Day each team must present a running order.
What a running order contains. List of the items to appear in the show, cues, scripts, durations, out-words, performer etc. etc.

Year One radio news day 12 February.