Lee Macaulay

Reading bulletins to time

#radio, #newsreading,

One of the tricks of the trade in newsreading is having to read a bulletin to time.

Radio is obsessed with timings and making sure things are to the second.

The listeners who come back day after day bring you into their life routine - and they might even decide to go to work based on when something happens on air, at the same time, every day.

Here’s an example of when I had to read to time on Christmas Eve, because the next programme on BBC Radio Cumbria was pre-recorded.