Interesting English vocabulary used by Radio Jockeys – Free English lessons by Rima

Interesting English vocabulary used by Radio Jockeys – Free English lessons by Rima


Hey, hello, hello welcome to this show today,
you’re listening to Rima FM and here it’s all about the English. Well, welcome to the
lesson for today and like you figured it out already, it’s all about words related to
radio. Now radios a fun medium, it’s an interesting medium, it’s a live medium and
people have enjoyed it for decades. Now there are certain words, which are used only in
radio. What I’m gonna do is, I’m gonna take you through these words, so the next
time you are tuned in to your favorite radio show, you can actually use these terms and
impress someone else and say, You know what I know so much about radio. So the first one on my list is, Radio Jockey.
Now if you’re visualizing somebody whose riding a horse and, you now probably carrying
a radio set and trying to lean in on the horse and trying to listen to radio, you are very
far from the truth. Come back. So a radio jockey is actually a person, who speaks on
radio. A radio announcer or a presenter is called radio jockey. Now in many countries,
people who host radio shows are also called DJ’S and some countries they are referred
to as RJ’S meaning radio jockey. Radio Jockey means a presenter or a radio show host or
a radio announcer. Now these people are actually celebrities in their own right, because you
know you’re listening to them daily. Their opinion actually makes a difference and they
have a huge fan following. So radio jockey almost the most important term on radio. Moving
on I have for you Frequency. Now does this reminds you of Science class? I’m sure it
does, so we’ve all learnt about frequency and amplitude in your science text book. So
when it comes to the radio, the meaning is quite simple. Now each radio station is available
at a certain number, a certain frequency. You know it could be 100, it could be 100.1,
it could be 104 or 104.8 and so on and so forth. So the number at which you can tune
the frequency and listen to this particular station. Which means the frequency at which,
the radio station broadcast is available is called the radio station frequency. So frequency
actually for the number, where the station is available, so there’s lots of stations,
you know wherein the radio jockey comes on air and says something like, Hey welcome you’re
listening to 104 fm, which means the frequency of that station is 104 and moving on I have
for you, Cans. What are cans? What can they do? What cant they do? Just trying to confuse
you. Cans are very simple. Actually cans are the slang word for headphones. Now every radio
jockey or RJ, actually puts on headphones before going live on the radio station. So
in radio terms, it’s a slang word, cans actually mean headphones. So we’re actually
told something like you know, check your cans. Can you hear yourself? Yes I can, okay you’re
good to go live. So that’s what cans means, it means headphones. Moving on Cume, now this
is actually Cumulative Audience. Now cume is a very very important term in radio, because
it is a method to measure how many people are listening to the radio show. So it actually
helps you measure the cumulative audience, so it basically just means that when you know,
you’re posting your radio show. How many unique people are tuned into yours show? And
for how long? All of this is given to you by the cume, which is cumulative audience.
Now this is very important, because if there is no audience, if no one’s listening to
you, there’s really no point in hosting a show. So if you’re a very good RJ, your
cumes are very high. Up next, this is something every RJ is actually scared off. It’s called
Dead Air. How can air be dead? Air is actually what we breathe in and we’re alive, but
how can air be dead? Well dead air actually means a gap or a pause on radio. So imagine
you’re listening to your favourite song on radio and suddenly, you can’t hear anything.
There’s just a slight buzzing sound, which is almost silent, but not quite silent and
then suddenly the song comes back right on, so that gap, that pause, which is dreaded
by everybody o radio is called dead air. So if I’m hosting a radio show, I have to be
careful that I don’t cause any dead air. Which means when I’m talking, I seamlessly
put in a song after I finish talking and I don’t waste precious radio seconds in dead
air. So this is something to be careful on radio. Dead air which means a gap or a pause.
Up next there is White Noise. Now white noise is actually a very technical term and it has
a very loaded and difficult meaning in your science text book. But on radio it just means
rubbish. So if you have an RJ or a radio show host, whose just talking nonsense for a long
period of time and his or her voice is screechy, high pitched and unpleasant to the ear . Most
people just say, Oh I hate the way, she just host her show. It’s just white noise or
if you play a very unfamiliar boring song, which is just draining the energy of the radio
show, then you just call that song white noise and make sure that you never play it again,
so white noise on radio just means rubbish. You know stuff that you don’t wanna listen
to or stuff that will make you tune out and tune into another radio station. Now you don’t
want your listeners going to the competition, right? So make sure, if you’re an RJ, white
noise is a no no. Moving on, Voice Track. Now voice track is a great way of fooling
your audience, which means you’re really not present in the radio studio. Your show
is recorded, but with the method of voice track, you can make it appear, like you’re
hosting your show live. So to voice track your radio show means to record the voice
bits on your show. So it’s like, you know imagine there is no RJ in the studio, but
as an audience you get to hear, Hello welcome to my show, it’s a brand new day and a great
morning. You’re listening to me Rima and yes up next I have fantabulous song for you.
What it actually means is that, I’m actually giving you the impression that I’m there
in the studio, but I may or may not be there, so when you record your show in a particular
format and you voice track it and you align the songs after it. It appears like a live
show, but it may not be a live show. Moving on there is a Live. So live is really simple,
it’s just real time, so the complete opposite of voice tracking is going live. Which means
I wear my cans, headphones and I switch on my mike and i start speaking in real time.
Which means I’m live on radio. Now imagine if I sneeze or if I cough or if I decide to
breathe really loudly like, now all of these things will go right to your listener’s
ear, that’s right. That’s what being live means all real time. If I make a mistake,
if I fumble, if I say the wrong word. It’s all going right there, because it’s live.
There are no retakes and trust me, when you’re an RJ going live is the biggest privilege
that you’ll ever have, it’s a lot of fun and it has some great energy. Moving on I
have for you, Playlist. Now playlist is the list of songs that you’re going to play
on your show. Now sometimes radio shows actually use a software, you know like a programme,
where you can programme the songs that you’re going to play. In the olden days the songs
had to be manually arranged, which means you took a paper and you wrote down a list of
songs that you’re going to play on your show and manually played each one on yours
show. It happens at some places nowadays, but most places they actually use a software,
wherein the list of songs can be programmed, so that once the RJ has finish talking, he
just needs to hit play and the songs play. So playlist is a list of songs that you’re
going to play in your show today. So most RJ’S you’ll see actually promote their
show by saying, you know what I have a great playlist for you, don’t go anywhere stay
with me. So that’s what playlist means. A list of songs. And the last one on my list
is again related to music. Music on radio to be precise,Cue track. It means to line
up the next song. So if I’m an RJ and if I’m talking on my show and I’m saying
things like, up next I have a fabulous song for you. This ones the biggest hit of the
year and here it comes. Now moment I finish talking, there can’t be dead air. There
can’t be that five second or two second of gap, wherein the song is taking its time
to come on. The song needs to play instantly; there can’t be even one second in the middle.
So for that reason, what the RJ does? Is the RJ queues the track, which means the RJ lines
up the next track that has to be played and while he or she is talking. Like you know,
up next a fabulous song for you coming right up and before I finish talking or he or she,
whoever the RJ is finishes talking, the song starts playing in the background and then
suddenly the volume goes up and you get to enjoy the biggest hit of the year. The song
is referred to as a track, so when your track is queued as in lined up, then you can’t
go wrong. Well, that’s my list of terms related to radio. I hope you were able to
learn new words today? New meanings related to the medium of radio, so the next time you’re
listening to radio. I hope all of these terms come to your mind. I really hope you enjoyed
the lesson for today and in case, you have something to say to me, make sure you type
in the comment box below. For more such interesting lessons do subscribe to our channel. This
is me Rima saying bye bye, take care and have a great time.

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