2023 — Buckeye, AZ/US
High School Event for solo competitors. Cross entry with Duo Radio not allowed.
RADIO BROADCASTING JUDGE INSTRUCTIONS
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
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)