Minotaur Invitational

2023 — Buckeye, AZ/US

Radio Jr

Abbreviation RadJr
Format Speech
Entry Fee $1.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Radio Broadcasting for Middle School.


ï‚· Contestants will prep a half-hour before the event – just like Extemp.

ï‚· They will come into the room one at a time – again, like Extemp.

ï‚· Contestants are allowed to use all the notes and papers they wish. This is not a

memorized event.

ï‚· When the contestant enters the room, hand him or her the stopwatch provided by the

ballot table. They will time themselves. You also need to time them.

ï‚· The judge must sit with their back to the contestant.

ï‚· You both start your timers.

ï‚· The contestant will present a five minute radio broadcast. It should be judged as if

you were listening to the radio news. They will have been given instructions on the

contents of the broadcast such as types of news to use, sports, weather, etc.

ï‚· The broadcast must finish at five minutes: no more, no less. That is the skill of

the radio broadcaster!

ï‚· The contestant is responsible for reformatting newswire, internet and newspaper stories

into broadcast ready copy. There is a skill to this.

(Hat tip: Tracy Weaver)