It is common to find Journalists moving around for a story. Journos listen to strangers to weave a story out of the facts. It is an important aspect of the life of a journalist. Readers follow up newspaper stories that were printed hours ago. Even press releases were covered and rewritten. Radio journalists work differently. Any call to the emergency services could turn out to be a great news article. With a booming population of the city, it is possible to find stories everywhere. It does not help to be lazy or careless. Journalists have to keep their eyes and ears open to collect a great story.
News budgets are shrinking, and this has made it vital to connect with the audience. Gathering news that is local, interesting, real and interest without having to spend a dime is no more a dream. Turn to the listener. Get the first-hand opinion from the listeners. It is possible that most of the stories that pass your desk can be the personal experience of a listener. There is nothing wrong in using people who like to listen to you. The present day journalists are using a host of resources to come up with a credible story.
Stories are all over; it is how you perceive and present to the listeners. For instance, news on poor hygiene standards in UK maternity wards may not attract the required attention. But at the same time if the same news is presented in an interactive way, calling upon new moms to share their maternity ward experience and if it is of Third world hygiene standards. Radio jockeys are concerned about the music flow. What they fail to understand is that a listener can offer a great clip that can turn your show into a grand success. If you find such clips, do not hesitate to use it on your show.
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It’s time to look elsewhere for congregational music instead of on Christian radio. There are some valid reasons to do so. To attract listeners, it is important to keep adding new content. The listeners always want to listen to new music than good music. If the content is not changed continuously, listeners lose interest. For instance, 10,000 Reasons is the most popular worship music and is being played for over ten years now. Sometimes good music can be overtaken by new music. But when it comes to church worship great music prevails over new. There is a lot of music out there to be explored.
Cheerful songs in demand
It is common to listen to the radio while on the move. Listeners prefer cheerful songs, and DJs are playing some blasts to entertain their listeners on their way to work or while traveling on a holiday. Even while returning home, no one wants to listen to a sober ballad. That’s why a popular radio station has a tagline “Positive, encouraging’. Positive music is in great demand, and it is a creative reality. Some people also look for church songs to feel their inner self. Not always people prefer colors and positivity in life.
Church songs are not sad all the time. You can find overloaded positive church songs that bring hope. The worship songs promote hope and at the same time acknowledge injustice. These songs should not shadow reality. To make a radio single successful, it is important to follow a predictable formula of being catchy, high in tempo and keep some scope for change. It elates the spirits and at the same time is transcendent when it is executed right. Worship directors listen to modern worship music. It is important to research beyond the Top Chartbusters on the radio to find some soul touching music.
Worship leaders have a good voice and select songs that are common. They sing for the listeners and make the listeners spectators to their worship experience. Remember worship is not about being observed, it is more about being practiced. Worship leaders always look out for spiritual food for their people. The songs have to invoke the theological imagination and give life to the prayers and confessions. There are talented songwriters involved in creating great music that never land on Chartbusters. It is because the songs are theologically diverse and has some intense music.
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