Activity 2: Design your own radio show!

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One of the most powerful things about radio is that it brings communities together. For example, organisations like prisons or hospitals can set up their own radio stations to share information. So can groups of people with a common interest or people celebrating a particular culture.

Your job is to answer the following questions to design your own radio show! Share your ideas in the comments.

  1. What would your radio show be about? For example a particular topic or culture.
  2. Who would your radio show be for? For example, would it be broadcast in a particular place or be aimed at a group of people?
  3. Who would you choose to present your radio show? For example, you, a celebrity or someone else?

Add any other details that you think would make your radio show powerful. We can't wait to hear about your ideas!

Comments (31)

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg stupendous_volcano | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    13 Jun 2022

    My radio show would mainly focus on the stir of different headlines ( mainly about the goings on in Britain), and discuss them in detail, since It is an uncommon topic to be told on radios. Perhaps it may be mentioned a few times in various headlines, however my radio would go further into detail and break It up. Also, it would include viewers point of views, and probably celebrities too. I believe that this will be effective to educate people about their country and society. whilst still keeping that inclusive thought in mind. It will be the initiation of a new era of radio.

    I would broadcast it to the people of Britain initially, to keep things less intricate as possible, but attempt to broadcast it nationally afterwards. This radio show would be mainly focused for children my age, and for teenagers and adults who also want to learn about the various things happening in their country. I would also like to aim some aspects at celebrities to get them interested and consider joining our radio show, or having them as special guests. The radio show would be mainly focused for curious adults driving about in their car, not having the time to read the newspaper. In fact, the radio show could be an indispensable replacement for newspapers.

    I would like to have a famous journalist to host my show, in efforts to avoid accusations of plagiarism, and to keep the element of originality in our show. Additionally, having a journalist who is famous will allow the radio show to become popular extremely quickly, since celebrities have a large influence on the community

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      stupendous_volcano's comment 14 Jun 2022

      Lots of exciting ideas here - well done for being so creative! I am slightly confused about your audience as you have mentioned children, teenagers and adults. Being focused will bring you more listeners and make planning easier, so who would you aim it at?

  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    15 Jun 2022

    My radio show would be probably about environmental topics in particular climate change and global warming as they're threatning life on earth.
    My radio show would be aimed to spread awareness among people regarding such problems since human activities are the main reason behind ecological flaws.
    I would like to present the radio show myself as i'm really passionate about curbing climate change, so i'd like to be a great part in inspiring others to contribute showing them my full passion.
    In addition, I would like to invite a special guest once a week/month as it will go for more than a show per week, to earn my show fame so it can reach as much people as it can.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      trusting_pear's comment 16 Jun 2022

      Great ideas! You mentioned that you'd like to invite special guests to be involved. Who would you choose? Why?

  • St Michael's Middle School inspired_engine | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    17 Jun 2022

    My radio show would involve the main crises and the ones that are important but less spoke about. I would gather different people with different views on the topics so people can get different views and I would also try to get a celebrity or someone important so it shows that they do care about these topics. My main topics would be: How women are still fighting for rights on there own bodies, how so many children are dyeing because of school shooting, how schools need better mental health systems, ow gay and transgender people are seen as wired and not as normal human beings and how they are more likely to kill themselves because of that, also I would say how young people feel insecure in their own bodies because of social media.
    I would broadcast it to people all over the world but manly the USA and Britain. The target audience would be mostly teenagers but also adults. My aim is for people to start discussing these issues and relisting how wrong they are.

    1. avatar.jpg EXPERT: Alex @ KPMG
      inspired_engine's comment 23 Jun 2022

      @inspired_engine that is a very well thought out point with lots of ideas of topics well done! Who would you get to host your show? If you can't think of a person maybe give me some examples of the kinds of qualities or experiences they would need to make your target audience want to watch your radio show.

  • St Michael's Middle School diplomatic_anteater | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    17 Jun 2022

    My radio show would be a topical comedy, aimed at older children and teens but also enjoyed by adults. It will introduce and talk about current topics and issues in a comedic and less intimidating way than on the regular news so kids know what's happening in the world without feeling too threatened (think Dead Ringers crossed with Newsround).
    To interest the public, I could use famous (voice) actors from various medias to portray the characters. I believe there is more than one way to tackle these issues and topics in our society and by making it into a comedy, it takes the threatening edge off of the news.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      diplomatic_anteater's comment 17 Jun 2022

      Thanks diplomatic_anteater, this sounds great! You used the word "intimidating" to describe the news which is a very interesting choice. Could you explain why you chose it?

  • St Michael's Middle School pioneering_rock | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    17 Jun 2022

    My radio how would contain topics of what is going on around the world, not just the bad issues but celebrating the good things too. I would aim to talk about topics such as what charity organizations have been doing to help people around the world and how important their jobs are. Also, I would spread awareness about global issues such as climate change and how we can stop it from drastically getting worse in the future.

    My main aim is to spread positivity through news, because most news companies only report on bad news as they think it will draw more attention to the show. There won't be any content containing hate or abuse towards other people to keep it friendly for the listeners.

    My radio show would be aimed at mid teens to adults, who want to learn more about what is going on around the world. I would do interviews with members of the public, who have a view to share or what they have been doing to help others. I would also invite celebrities/well known people who could talk about what they have being doing in the past few months.

    I would get other hosts to present the radio show as well as myself, because if it was just presented by only one person, the show wouldn't last that long each day. Another reason why I would have other hosts on the show is because the listeners can get a better idea of different views from different people. My show would be first broadcast in the UK but if the radio show gains more popularity it would be broadcast in other countries as well.

    1. Screenshot_20200324_165750.jpg Molly @ Topical Talk
      pioneering_rock's comment 20 Jun 2022

      This is a really details response, pioneering_rock! I liked you explanation for inviting other hosts to present the show to get a range of perspectives.

  • St Michael's Middle School steady_mulberry | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    17 Jun 2022

    my radio show would probably be about different technology and different opinions on it.
    i would have guest speakers to express their opinions on it and also experts to explain it.

    1. avatar.jpg Olivia @ KPMG
      steady_mulberry's comment 01 Jul 2022

      Great idea steady_mulberry! Could you provide any examples of the type of guest stars you might invite to the show?

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg digital_wildcat | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    22 Jun 2022

    my show would be for people my age, talking about relatable things in life that happens to people my age and also things to talk about that my age would talk about: e.g what's going on in the world and how everyones feeing right now. I will also interview people my age and they can show they're talents . It would be all over the media.

    I would also have a show about journalism and showing what's going on in the world by sending reporters across the globe!

    1. avatar.jpg Olivia @ KPMG
      digital_wildcat's comment 01 Jul 2022

      Some good thoughts here digital_wildcat. You mention talking about relatable things in life that concern people of your age, could you give some example topics?

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Jun 2022

    My radio program will be about the climate change crisis because it is common to focus on topics such as climate change in the news, because climate is linked to weather conditions, and climatic conditions in turn affect human life greatly.
    My program will be aimed at people as it aims to
    + Spreading awareness among people
    + To show the importance of this topic so that the presidents can get rid of this problem and find a solution to it
    In addition I want this program to be broadcast all over the world to educate people

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg venturous_olive | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom
    28 Jun 2022

    If I had a podcast I would talk about young children making a difference. People say that the new generation are our last hope at fixing this world, and I agree! However, children around my age (11-13) are not given much freedom. In fact, apparently the government are removing the "freedom of speech" law and replacing it with some thing that doesn't allow the public to interfere with the government's decisions. (Im unsure of details). In addition, in some parts of America, they are banning abortion! This has caused many problems that need to be talked about. Which is why I would speak about it on my podcast.

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom outstanding_fruit | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    30 Jun 2022

    My radio would be about equality and how anyone can make a difference. With racism, young voices and more not having a say or choice about what is happening because of their age or skin color is wrong.
    so my radio station would have:
    young people express their thoughts
    all races explain how they feel.

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom romantic_cello | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom
    30 Jun 2022

    Id probably do one about pollution and try make a campaign on how people should loose less plastic nobody is ever gonna stop using it copletely but if you use less it will make it better just like cars there really bad but not everyone cares about them so its better if you start walking places instead of constantly using them.

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom respectful_harp | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    my radio would be about football and all of the bad things happening like patrol prices ukranie and Russia ,and bulliying and people can text saying what is happening in there life and so they can have people to talk to . I

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom polite_cricket | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    My radio show would be conservation.

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom fantastic_lion | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    my radio show would be about racism and how it still happenes in 2022
    my radio show would be for the people who still act racist
    I would have Rosa Parks as someone on my show because she is an activist

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom respectful_harp | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    it would be for everyone and for people who are getting bullied cause it is hard to speak to someone about it

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom trustful_raspberry | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    If I were to make my own radio show I would make it based on changing the amount of racism and homophobia spread across the world. these discriminations are a coarse of bullying and I would try to do everything I can to make this less of an issue.

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom ambitious_watermelon | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    I would do a radio show about sports and invite different sports people into the radio. I would have a schedule such as Monday formula 1, Tuesday golf, Wednesday tennis, Thursday cricket and Friday football. On the radio station everyday we would have a competition and who ever wins on that day they would chose what they go too such as if they win on Monday they could pick to go to Silverstone or on Friday go to Anfield. The show would be on from 3pm to 9pm everyday and have surprise guests on from 4pm to 5pm. The reason I would like to do this because a lot of fun and a nice way to give back to the audience and I would love to do it.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      ambitious_watermelon's comment 01 Jul 2022

      Wow! This sounds very well thought-out and creative too!

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom upbeat_agency | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    My radio would by about what it is like to move from one country to another as a refugee. I would interview them about how exhausting it is to travel to England on a small boat and how hard it is to fit in when you are here. It would be designed to help people be less racist. It would be hosted by KSI, because lots of young people know him.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      upbeat_agency's comment 01 Jul 2022

      This sounds really engaging. Why are interviews important on the radio?

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom good_market | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    my radio show would be about how boys treat girls i dont like how they treat girls like some boys force girls what they dont want to do and inscure and some girls cant even walk alone because they could do something like kindnap you or something or say stuff to you its disgusting and i bring people like who have been in that situation and make boys feel bad

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom adept_map | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    My own radio show would be about bullying because it is a big form of act towards anyone and people who are saying nasty comments take it too far sometimes because alot of times people are commiting suicide or just leting it consume them and that is why i would want bullying to stop especially in schools people are getting bullied so that is why i would like bulling to stop.

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom receptive_turtle | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    If I had a radio i will talk about pollution beacuse its is getting worse day bye day and i will like to stop that help the world and the animals.

  • Oulder Hill Leadership Academy  | United Kingdom engaging_cat | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy A | United Kingdom
    01 Jul 2022

    My show (if I would be able to make one), it would probably be about air pollution, and how its affecting many species of animals lives.
    I would invite David Attenborough on because he is really knowledgeable about nature.

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