Picking up from where we left off…
Over spring break, Diana and I interviewed our parents who were around in the 80’s to talk about what was popular. I chose to interview my mom, who was about age 8-18 during the decade so she really got to experience it as a teenager.
My mom spoke a lot of music and how influential it was with MTV, Walkman’s, etc. She also emphasized that there was an increase in individuality that affected things such as fashion and music. Besides music, she really remembers the fashion trends and the movies about being a teenager. I think she was a good candidate to interview.
We couldn’t record our radio show until later in the week because of everyone’s schedule. We planned to meet on Thursday and were still luckily able to meet despite the school starting to close over COVID-19.
When we met up, we listened to Diana and I’s interviews where both of our parents talked about music. I had done a chunk of research beforehand on music from the 80’s beforehand since that’s what my mom talked about the most, so we had a lot to talk about in our show.
We wanted the show to not be very scripted and more free, so we just kinda went with it. To make it more organized though, we did work together on an outline where we planned to do introductions, playing the interview, and then talking about our impressions of the music and current day.
To record the show, we simply used voice memos on the iPhone. It actually has pretty decent quality. We recorded some parts in bits and then the middle/end part in a larger segment.
When putting the show together, we used 3 commercials and 3 bumpers and made sure to not “overlap” voices in between segments.
The show went well! Sam volunteered to do the editing since she has a lot of experience and had nothing else to do for the day.
The project wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. The most difficult thing was finding a time to meet up.
Hope you like it!