Taking things “On the Air”

Inside scoop of what goes on behind the scenes of Radio T.V


Photo by: Amariah smith

The equitment above is used when filiming the “On the Air” annoucments. The materials are cameras, microphones, or anything else they would need.

EVERYTHING you see is the end of a long process which becomes an art piece at the end. There is always long steps behind the scenes. Whether it’s reading a book, watching a T.V show, or looking at a website. All of these things take time and aren’t as easy as they may seem. There are steps in every process of something such as the book, the T.V show, or the website. RHS has many unique classes to offer such as Radio T.V. This class has drawn attention to many students and has allowed students to work with certain materials needed to help make the art pieces at the end of every project.

“At the high school it was hands on and it’s the kind of thing I’m interested in but my interest in Radio T.V actually tracks back to ICarly,” senior Madison Sweet said.

In this class there are announcements and these announcements have a process to get them to where the class wants them.

“The process varies obviously from what you’re doing. If you’re doing the typical Tuesday, Thursday, Friday show they’re always taken the day before and a lot of people don’t realize that we can’t record, we can’t produce, we can’t publish it in the matter of 2 or 3 hours,” junior Brendan Evans said.

Other students aren’t drawn to this class as much.

“I don’t really like the class as much as I thought I would but I’m only in the Intro to Radio T.V class which is to get me prepared,” sophomore JaKaia Lotz said.

Many people don’t want to join the class because they’re nervous or shy.

“When I’m in front of the camera for me it’s almost like an adrenaline rush and you get this feeling knowing that someone is going to see that and for that day you’re the face of the announcement,” Sweet said.

There are many different roles in this class and some are more difficult than others.

“Directing is probably the most difficult thing in that class that you’ll learn the entire time except for video production with graphics and stuff like that,” Evans said. “You’ve got to focus, you’ve got to have the attention span, and you’ve got to want to learn how to do it.”

Even if the class isn’t what you thought it would be it still a good learning experience.

“Even though I don’t like the class as much as I thought I would I’m still glad I took it because I learned new stuff and I’m having fun,” Lotz said.

You can still be successful even when missing out on things.

“I skipped the entire semester of the intro class and missed the entire radio portion which threw me off a bit,” Evans said.

Trying new things and meeting new people is helpful in high school even when you think you won’t like it.

“Join the class even if you think you might not be good at it or you might not get along with the people in there,” Sweet said.