Posts Tagged ‘radioshow’

The Making of AMCX

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

After working on the DS106 radio show assignment, I have a new appreciation for the work that NPR interns do everyday. It’s tedious piecing together a radio show.

First, you have to write the script. But make sure it follows a logical and intuitive order. If not, you risk recording several versions where you mix up what time of day it is throughout. Uhhh Oops.

(Photo Credit)

Next, you need to record yourself reading the script you just spent an hour tweaking. Remember to repeat this to yourself: What Would Morgan Freeman Do?

Third, edit, edit, edit.

Last, do not feel discouraged because you just spent the last four hours working on only four minutes of your radio piece. At least, all of this was true for my group, AMCX. Slowly, slowly it is all coming together. So far we have accomplished several items from our never-ending to-do list:

1) 2 commercials (check and check)

2) radio bumpers (mos def)

3) political debate piece (still waiting on Handgela but let’s just check it for morale)

4) Linda’s investigative report (YES. Linda the superstar, as usual)

5) One smooth edited radio show (what am I? magic?)

Keep your fingers crossed but the goal is to have a completed radio show by Friday. Bless the news interns, I have no idea how they do everything so fast.

Rap Battle

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

(Skip to minute 4:00 for the best example that smart kids are cool too.)

For those of you lucky enough to be in DuPont this evening you will have the chance to hear me rap too.

A key part of the A-MC-X radio show or any radio show are their commercials like the Super Bow(els). To keep things fresh on A-MC-X we are honoring our Alan Levine with a rap promoting his work and DS106.

First, we needed to find words that rhymed with Levine (at least he is not named orange). Here is our first list:

green
lean
mean
bean
cuisine
automatic teller machine

This proved two things: 1) I am not Dirt Mcgirt 2) The online rhyming dictionary is a blessing. Though, I did try to find a way to include automatic teller machine in our rap.

Here is a small preview:

Mr. Alan Levine the DS machine,

He is steppin’ out into da scene,

Later tonight we will be pairing my rap with the glorious Annie Belle’s beat boxing. It’s only day three but already we have a commercial. Slowly, Slowly, A-MC-X is weaving together an awesome radio show!

 

UPDATE:

I present to you the final cut of a rap battle beat down.