Presenting on Community Radio
Techniques, voiceovers, language, tonal anchoring & entertainment
Master vocal techniques to ensure you produce the best sound and quality programs.
Arrange 1 on 1 training with Deanna on vocal technique, phrasing, tonal anchoring, voice projection, vocal personality and
identify your unique, professional sound. Take those tools to your own studio to practice and put into action!
Eastern FM 98.1
Tune into Eastern FM 98.1 in Victoria each Thursday morning from 9 am to hear Deanna entertain you on Cafe Classics.
A humorous program loaded with variety, great music, humour, giveaways and celebrity interviews.
To learn more about Eastern FM 98.1 visit the website
In Autumn 2010 McNair Ingenuity Research confirmed Radio Eastern FM 98.1’s estimated audience reach was 86,103 in a typical week,
211,945 in an average month and 23,181 EXCLUSIVE listeners in an average month. Over 50% said they listened because of local
information/local news programs not available elsewhere and specialist music programs.
Invited to speak on radio?
Here are a few tips:
- When you take a breath, do it off-mic - nothing worse than hearing an almighty breath in or out!
- Watch your 'ums' and 'aaahhs', 'you know', 'yep, yep, yep' etc - whatever speech habits you might have..
- Record a trial, be natural and let it just flow without thinking about anything, then listen back for any speech
patterns eg in tonality, rising at the end of a sentence in pitch, speaking too monotone, too fast, too slow etc.
If you've got the capability on your PC sound software you can also play your recording backwards - sounds a bit hordy dordy
but can really highlight tonal patterns in your voice!
- Keep it natural and easy. The more you worry about how you're sounding, the worse it gets.
- Make sure you wear headphones so you can hear yourself - might sound a bit weird (not every station insists on their guests wearing
them). You also pick up breaths, scratching, scraping the desk with your nails,
brushing your clothes etc. It highlights all other little sounds around you.
- Just like you would as a stage presenter, just think of it as having a casual cuppa with someone
- If the radio presenter doesn't ask you open-ended questions (some don't...), feel free to add to
'yes' and 'no' answers and provide a little more content (don't worry... if they think you're
talking too much they'll soon jump in).
- If you're selling anything at the end of it think about where you can plant seeds along the way
- Don't forget to laugh
- Definitely smile! Big time. It changes your tonality and pace automatically - without having to think
about it and makes for far more entertaining dialogue.
What people say...
It was an absolute joy to speak with Deanna Roberts of Eastern FM 98.1 when she interviewed me for her radio program. It was apparent to me that
Deanna, being the media professional she is, had thoroughly researched our company but, more importantly, her skill as an interviewer is such that
she was able to draw out my personal history, prior to the founding of Pro-Ma Systems. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the
trip down memory lane and I hope her audience did also. Deanna not only knows how to ask a question but has the talent to know the right questions to ask and I would be more than happy to be interviewed by her at anytime. Val Fittler - Founder & CEO, Pro-Ma Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd.
Thinking about advertising on radio?
Commercial radio advertising is a costly and expensive exercise. Given over 57% of the Australian adult
population listen to community radio, wouldn’t that be the best place to advertise your business, to a target
audience of 600,000?
Get in touch and we can discuss your options. Inexpensive and incredibly effective... radio advertising/sponsorship is the way to go.
Contact us for more info.
You’re the Voice workshops - register your interest
So, reckon you’ve got what it takes to get your business on radio? Want to interview people or be
interviewed? Join Deanna Roberts who has over 10 years experience in interviewing, sound editing,
voiceovers and community radio presentations and voiceovers in a You’re the Voice workshop -
register your interest today!