The Survivors at Sunrise Debut
This past Wednesday, our show: Survivors at Sunrise, debuted at 10 PM. It had laughter, it had tears, it had some sick beats and cool bumpers. To be honest, I was nervous to hear the final result. I had a good time recording with everyone and we had good chemistry as we adlibbed and made a radio cast as natural as possible. But I was 1) anxious about hearing my own voice and 2) anxious to see how well it all flowed together as a whole. It turned out really well though and I enjoyed listening to our segments as if they were really a radio show. I think that all our segments blended together well and made sense as a whole. It felt like an E! radio show with gossip, advice and touching moments, just set in the apocalypse. There are a few things that looking back, I would have liked to improve on. I would have liked us to have some sound effects to immerse our listeners more and perhaps turn our story about meeting into something more like an ‘in the moment’ story. Another part that seemed to be ‘missing’ was background music while we talked. It felt a little empty sometimes so adding some background sound would really up the professionalism of our show. All in all, I enjoyed listening and especially seeing peoples’ reactions to our show.
Before the debut of our show, I listened to Apocairwave at 9:30. There’s a lot I loved about this show. First of all, I could tell that they spent a lot of time planning the narrative of their show. They took all their characters stories and tied them together in cool and exciting ways. They included flashbacks to the past and I was glued to my seat waiting to hear what was in the note they mentioned in the beginning. What really made their show was the sound effects and editing they did. I’m really curious if this was one person’s work or a group effort. Either way, it was awesome! The sound effects and background music made it immersive and I felt like I was listening to a radionovela.
Our radio “unit” was a lot of fun and gave me insight into what it’s like to really work in radio. As part of the radio club here on campus, I thought I knew what to expect. There’s a lot more that goes into an effective and interesting radio than I ever thought before. I’d like to continue to learn about radio and recording in the future and possibly work in that world as well!