The radio these days is more accessible than gas for your car or food for your belly. With thousands of radio and satellite radio stations broadcasting around the clock all one has to do is turn on the car and push the button. The radio ranges from heavy metal to how to sell your metal spoons.
While some enjoy listening to music on the way to and from work, others listen to talk radio or the radio news. It’s important to designate the two because both are very different. Talk radio is opinions and radio news is information coming through the interpretation of the radio personality. Sounds the same huh?
Today talk radio and radio news is the same thing with a different name. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of talk/news radio.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Talk/News Radio
1. Most interactive- the radio allows listeners to call in and talk to a radio personality immediately about a subject they are discussing. This makes the situation more interactive where a variety of listeners can interject their opinion and create a dialogue between the listening community.
2. Up to date and Accessible- radio is free and can be heard from a portable transmitter like a walkman, or in the car. This allows for the listener to receive up to date information as events are unfolding from virtually anywhere.
1. Bias- Often the news is heard through the voice of someone who is interjecting their opinion into whatever the news may be about. This can subject the information to bias and promote possibly one, and not all sides of the story.
2. Fleeting- With other programing conflicts and obligations, often news on the radio is fleeting, which means information is subject to change with each news update.
With the access of information today it’s important to remember where you are getting your news from.