GARRISON KEILLOR'S NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL
RADIO PROGRAM PLANNING GUIDE
You have learned a little about the history of radio and old-time radio broadcasts. You've heard and seen examples of old radio programs as well as Garrison Keillor's modern take on this type of programming. You've had practice acting out historic radio programs using original scripts. Now it is time for you to plan and execute your own version of an old-time radio show.
Your presentation must meet the following guidelines and include the following elements.
- The idea and content for your program should be original. You cannot use another program's characters or story line.
- The program must include an announcer.
- The program must include at least one advertisement (for a real or imaginary product).
- The program must include speaking roles for at least two main characters.
- The program must incorporate music.
- The program must incorporate sound effects.
- The program must be at least 10 minutes in length.
- You should have a complete script that can be submitted with your program. The script should be typewritten and follow the format of the sample scripts you used in your classroom activities. This means that speaking parts are identified with the speaker's/character's name, sound effects and the use of music are noted at the appropriate time in the script, and special notes providing performers with important directions about the delivery of their lines are included.
- Your performance should be recorded on an audio tape, on CD, or as a podcast so it can be easily shared with classmates.
- You should be prepared to receive constructive feedback about the content of the program.