Why do you need a radio script?
With radio, every second counts. Your radio script will determine whether your audience is hooked to your show or drives them away.
Writing a radio script helps you do thorough research. You will know what you are talking about, and in that sense, you will keep your audience tuned in. Although there is no format for writing a radio script, ensure your tone is appropriate to the content you are covering. Write a scrip to plan ahead and perfect it for your audience to not want to miss a second of your show. Researching and preparing for your show gives you great content that won`t move your audience away.
It may take you years to get listeners. However, it may take you a minute to lose them. Before you even start drafting your radio script, you should know what is not needed in your show. As a presenter, you don’t want to frustrate your audience or create a bad name for yourself.
Take the necessary steps into creating a “listen to me” radio script.
Write as you would speak.
Sounding natural is important. Consider that you are writing to speak not for your script to be read. Make your audience want to listen, and should not think of feel you are reading. Speak the content you want to write and use the words you would use when speaking.
Keep it clear
Use simple times. No one has the time to be searching for words they do not understand. People mostly listen to the radio doing something else, let it be driving, working, or doing chores. The more you accommodate them, the more they enjoy spending time with you.
Set the scene with your words
Your audience should see what you are saying. They should create a picture in their heads using your words. Proper wording and giving clear sentences come in handy in keeping your audience glued to your show.
You don’t always have to write for your own show. Write for other presenters too, or help out to keep an open mind. Make it a point that you learn the do`s and don’ts of your show because they will be different shows for different audiences.