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Community radio production


Product analysis: Radio programme guides need to convey a lot of information in a way that is easy to read and makes it easy to find the details you need. Look at the radio programme page in two local papers and, for each example, complete a product analysis of a day's programmes listing.

FPT (Writing a specification): In small groups, brainstorm and then prioritise different types of information that it would be useful to communicate in your area. What would be the most suitable method of communication (e.g. radio, posters)? Draw up a design specification for communicating the information.

DMA: Design and develop an effective communication method for the information that your community needs. Use the specification you drew up in the task above.

DMA: Brainstorm radio programmes that your school could broadcast, then put together a schedule for a day. Using a computer graphics package, design a radio programme guide for the day's programmes.

DMA: In Africa, PACIPE wanted to share an important environmental message (see cog 4). Identify a group in your community that has a message it wants to share with local people. Design a campaign to help it promote its message, using appropriate media.

Activities for other subjects
In countries like Ecuador, people felt that communities were falling apart because of poor communication. Can you think of ways in which community life has declined in your country?
What could be done to prevent this?

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