How To's For A Successful In-Studio Raido Interview


Visitors: 353

Although most of you will be doing radio interviews by phone, if you’re on a tour or happen to land in interview in your city or one nearby, you may be asked to come into the studio. For most of you, this prospect is exponentially more frightening than interviewing from your own home or office, but it doesn’t have to be. Following are some tips to calm you down.

1. The more you know in advance about the specifics of the interview, the well-prepared you’ll be. Ask the producer or host the following: How long will the interview be? How many people will I be talking to in the studio? Will you take listener phone calls? When will you take commercial breaks and how long will they be?

2. You will be set up with a microphone. When you’re asked for a mic check, speak with the same volume you’ll use in the interview and find out how close or far away you should be from the mic while talking.

3. Most of the time you’ll be set up with a headphone so you can hear callers, the producer, the call screener and/or the host. Make sure you’re comfortable with the headphone volume and ask how it can be adjusted during the interview if necessary.

4. Ask if a “cough" button is available. If it is, ask how to use it. 5. Ask in advance if the interview can be taped for you. If so, offer to bring in your own blank cassette or CD and have it ready.

6. If more than one host or another guest is in the studio, look at whoever is talking to you, but don’t forget to keep your mouth by the mic so you won’t lose volume.

7. Ask for a cup of water-you may need it. Sometimes beverages are not allowed in the studio-in that case be sure to have a drink of water or a lozenge before you go on the air to keep you from clearing your throat.

8. Ask where the restroom is before the interview. Do not leave the studio during commercial breaks unless you’re told you have enough time before you must go back on the air.

9. Always assume the mic is on, even during commercial breaks. Never say anything off the air that you wouldn’t say over the air. Many a person has been caught making an “off air" comment because they had no idea they were actually still on the radio

10. Do not bring another person with you unless they’re part of the interview or you’ve asked in advance. To do otherwise is highly unprofessional.

Above all, relax and don’t be afraid to ask anything you don’t know. Everyone there wants you to sound your best and will do whatever it takes to help you do that.

Award-winning talk host Roberta Gale has spent 25years on the radio in major cities across the country and can currently be heard on KFYI/Phoenix. Her programs have aired nationally on Westwood One Radio Networks and ABC Talk Radio Network. She is president of Roberta Gale Media Coaching, which provides media training and publicity expertise to authors, experts, spokespeople and businesses. For more information, .


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Five Tips To A Successful Interview Follow-Up Letter
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Tips for Successful Interview

by: Anandrahi JS (December 24, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Preparing For Your Job Interview: What You Need To Know To Be Successful

by: David Richter (April 20, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

12 Tips On the Elements of a Successful Interview

by: Tali Nizic (July 10, 2006) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Two Simple Steps to a Successful Interview

by: Dylan Miles (December 02, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Successful Job Interview Tips

by: Susan Fee (February 14, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

The Basic Steps to a Successful Interview

by: Tony Jacowski (July 13, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

How to Write a Successful Interview Thank You Letter

by: Vincent Gray (July 05, 2007) 
(Business/Resumes Cover Letters)

Interview Training - The Science Of Successful Interviewing

by: Helen McGardle (May 23, 2008) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Tips to Ensure a Successful Job Interview

by: Mort Ferguson (December 04, 2007) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Five Tips To A Successful Interview Follow-Up Letter

by: Heather Eagar (September 08, 2006)