PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN RADIO AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCING by Bob & Marquita McGonagle

PREPARE FOR A CAREER IN RADIO AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though the McGonagles warn that competition is keen they don't really offer any help in assessing one's chances of breaking into broadcasting, and instead of telling what an announcer's day-to-day work is really like they conduct a PR tour of the teleprompter, audio console, various microphones, and other devices he might be using. Their warning against advertised broadcasting schools is the soundest piece of advice; the rest is unexceptionable: go to college, work on college stations, take high school English, speech and typing (""in fact, all non-broadcasting courses could be of practical value""). . . . The list of desirable qualifications -- responsibility, adaptability, neatness, calm, diction, etc. -- seems to leave something out (luck? push? connections?) and the eight appendices -- including drawings of hand signals, practice tongue twisters, and current names that will be out of the news before the McGonagles' readers get in -- are mostly padding.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1974
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard