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Radio Show Reflections

This past week, the ds106 class presented our radio shows live on the ds106 radio! I had the opportunity to listen on Wednesday night, and I heard and live-tweeted three shows: A Day in a Pandemic, Walking Memory Ave (my group’s show), and Messy March.

Here’s my thoughts.

The first thing I noticed when I tuned into the ds106 radio to listen to “A Day in a Pandemic” was the conversational style. “Walking Memory Ave” was recorded in segments, so each of us talked for about five minutes, with commercials and bumpers interspersed throughout.

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The students’ conversation kept my attention, and I listened as they discussed life as a student during the COVID-19 pandemic. I found myself nodding along, and I liked their use of sound effects to highlight different aspects of the pandemic. For example, the sounds of a grocery store checkout played over the discussion of the panic over toilet paper.

Next, my group’s show “Walking Memory Ave” aired. I was prepared to cringe at myself, not only because it’s weird hearing my own voice, but also because I felt like my segment was the most different than everyone else’s (although overall we had the same theme, and it worked well). I actually enjoyed listening to it, and it was fun seeing others’ reactions to our show in real time. I knew which parts were coming up when, and I anticipated the responses from people on Twitter.

Finally, “Messy March” was the last show I live-tweeted. I didn’t really expect it to be about drama in pop culture during the month of March (either the present or past). I’m aware of some things in pop culture; I’d characterize my position as “distantly curious”. It’s not something I regularly check up on or am involved in, but every once in a while, my curiosity will drive me to do a quick Google search. So, it was interesting hearing details about either events or people I vaguely knew of.

You can read all my live tweets from the shows on my Twitter account!

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