Once in a Lifetime Radio Broadcasting Experience

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On February 11-15, 2013, UP Baguio held its annual college week, and as part of the activities in line, our Broadcasting 101 class presented DZUP Baguio: KinigKilig! for a week live radio broadcasting in the school cafeteria. Our production team which must not be named aired for 2 hours at 3-5 pm on the last day. Several students liked the idea of having DZUP, because it’s something new, they said. The three sections (A,E,F) simultaneously had its own scheduled programs for the week. We also aired our different radio commercials we did for our graded boardwork for four different clients. We got a 1.5 grade for the script and 1.25 for our material! 

Here’s my groupmates while doing the live boardwork:

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DJ Louie, DJ Cass, and DJ Alex, with Jasper, who is not our groupmate

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This time with Keisha

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Our tarpaulin, BC 101 Represent!!!

 

Even if I didn’t have the chance to be on air, because almost all of us wanted to be the DJ, I’m proud I was able to try broadcasting, and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy the other BC classes I’m required to take. Minus the stress, I guess I’d like to work in a broadcast industry someday, or maybe not. Hahaha!

We were also featured at the UPB site! Click here: http://www.upb.edu.ph/index.php/can-you

I’m currently talking up two broadcasting subjects (BC 100: Intro to Broadcasting) and (BC 101: Broadcast Operations and Performance), I’m glad I’m enjoying both. Til the next (stressful) courses!

Journalistic Tendencies

I remember in our Humanities class, our instructor asked if there were bloggers in the class. I raised my hand, and he asked what blogging platform do I use. He was surprised that I’ve tried almost everything — from Friendster to Multiply, to Livejournal, to WordPress, to Tumblr, and back to WordPress again. The main blog I use is Tumblr, but that’s just full of personal shits and I want to recreate something new, without having to be too formal, and without having to be too informal too. I chose WordPress over all those platforms because of its minimalist aspects and I just have different feels over different platforms. I want to improve my writing skills, because I’m a Journalism major after all. I need to practice so that I would not make a fool out of myself  during news and feature writing exercises.

I’d also like to practice photojournalism and online journalism because they would help me so much in my future career. I admit I’m no good when it comes to writing. When I was in highschool, I’ve always thought of being able to write just depends on your emotional feels, but when I entered the terrifying collegiate world, I learned that there are many factors to consider when writing. I’m actually taking up Journalism 101 and I think I’m doing okay except for the fact that sometimes my brain only functions at lunch so the quiz scores I get are pretty much unacceptable. Haha! But I think I’m doing fine with my writing exercises for news as of this moment. 🙂

I admit I’m not good with accepting compliments and constructive criticisms. But I’ll appreciate if you take the time to read my posts and comment on some aspects (grammar, style of writing, punctuation misuse, wtf-are-you-writing-about kind of topics, irrelevant sentences, newly invented phrases, are-you-an-alien kind of writing, and other whatnots).

If that’s the case, I’m going to thank you for making me improve in writing by doing so. You are all much appreciated.