Who considers the repetitive advertising of Harvey Norman on TV & radio,to being brainwashed?
I consider the constant advertising on all channels of TV & Radio by Harvey Norman as little more than brainwashing.It has reached the point of using the mute button on the remote
every time their advert appears on sceen and turning off the radio when I hear it start. On principal due to this constant advertising I will not shop at their stores. I understand there has to be advertising but do not want to be told over and over
again during a programme of the many sales and
the offers of no payment for long periods of time. There are many others but I find this company the worst. At times the
same items are advertised within few minutes of each other.
If the watchdogs are contacted,the reply is pages of facts
and figures to prove the companies are within the guidelines.
Thank goodness for the ABC.Long may they remain advertising free.
Question answered by keulenae
Why is it with advertising that we tend to consider ourselves immune to it, while we are worried that everybody else is heavily influenced by it?
I've not seen the particular advertisement, but would find it hard to believe that advertisement can have a brainwashing effect.
How can the multiple tv radio cellphone and sattelite signals stay separate?
I am wondering: with all the many tv radio cellphone and sattelite signals moving through the air, how do they all stay separate and not interfere with one another. And how do all these signals not overwelm our communiccations systems. Thanks
Question answered by Frank N
To put it another way, electromagnetic fields obey linear superposition. The fields add. If you want to listen to a radio station, tune circuits to be sensitive to its frequency and to filter out all others. Then, detect the information encoded on that station's carrier wave. There's an unbelievable amount of bandwidth available in the RF spectrum. As they say, from DC to daylight.
If the signals are too strong, or the filters are too skimpy, then the signals do overwhelm communications systems.
Is any electronics company making a good quality digital tv radio?
All tv radio bands were rendered usless after the digital conversion. Has a company stepped forward to make a good tv radio that will pick up the digital tv signal?
Question answered by Stephen P
No. And don't expect any to anytime soon.
It was cheap to add VHF TV sound to a FM radio; It costs a lot more to add a digital TV tuner.
-Setting up the digital TV tuner would require a video display.
-A typical FM radio antenna would be poor at picking up DTV signals
-The current .DTV broadcast system doesn't work very well if the receiver is moving.
It wouldn't cost that much extra to add an FM radio tuner to a portable DTV, I haven't heard of any though.
You can buy a portable DTV for about $100, but battery life isn't that great.
How would I come about starting in the tv/radio business?
Hey. I'm just about to finish high school and I always wanted to be in the tv/radio kind of business. How would I go about getting involved with it. I mean, i would like to do stuff like entertainment news, hosting, and a dj for radio. Kind of like 99.7 DJX or 98.9 Kiss FM.
Question answered by DJ MPACT
The best way to become an on-air host of any kind is to start as an intern, which will not pay much, but you are at the right age to get started.
Big, popular stations are hard to break into on the ground level, but smaller stations in small markets often have difficulty finding interns. I have known people who walked in to a small market station and talked their way into internships, unsolicited.
As an intern, don't expect any air time. There are office interns, marketing interns, and production interns. In any of those positions, even as an office intern, you may have opportunities to meet on-air personalities and producers. Let them know your aspirations; they will have good advice for you, and maybe one will take you under his wing.
After breaking in at a smaller station and letting your intentions be known, you might eventually get a shot on-air at a really bad time slot. Maybe Sunday nights from 12-3 or up against the Super Bowl or on Christmas morning or something like that. Take any opportunity. If you turn down opportunities, someone else will take them and move ahead of you. Also, you could get unfairly branded as ungrateful.
Whether you do or do not get on-air opportunities at the small station, you will be in a much better position to apply as an intern at a larger station. If you have a natural talent, and the tapes to show it, you might get promoted to on-air talent at the small station, or maybe even a larger station.
Another thing to keep in mind is that there is a lot of lateral movement in the radio industry. I mean, a lot of people move from small station to another small station for most of their careers, and they are perfectly happy doing this. If you begin as an intern at one small station, there is a chance that you can bounce around to different small stations and slowly work your way up.
Finally, remember that there is very little job security in the radio industry, and there is even less security in today's economy. Do not take anything for granted, and always keep your eyes and ears open. This is a difficult industy to break in to. There just aren't too many positions. It's kind of like breaking in to pro sports, except it is based as much in politics as skill.
I wish you the best of luck!
What are some key skills required for a good tv/ radio producer?
I am doing a school project of my dream job. I am pursing a carer in TV/ radio. I want to know some of the more technical skill a good, well rounded producer would posses. Any suggestions or advice will be helpful.
Question answered by Co_25
I work in radio myself - as far as producing skills you have to be a quick learner because often times there isn't a long training process, it's best if you're very smart and observant and can pick up on things easily.
Being able to multi-task is also important. In radio you're running a board http://richmaddox.com/images/DSCN1864.JPG So you have to be able to learn the console and how different buttons match up with the program you're using from the computer, which is often a program called Profit or nexgen.
and you're usually also answering phones, timing out the hour of programming - like if you have a 50 minute radio show airing, and you do 5 minutes of news, then you have to add in another 5 minutes of commercials, etc, to time out the hour properly - of course that's just an example and all depends on the station... So basically - be good at multitasking. And somewhat basic math skills.
Being able to read a log or a clock as we call it. It's a paper log/clock that tells how the program is supposed to run...for example, the show is on for 8 minutes, then they take a 3 minute break - 2 mins of that break is network commercials, the other 1 minute is local (which is where you would put in a commercial) etc.
And be able to understand some technical things - in radio we have signals that are transmitted (which in some studios you have a seperate computer screen to see) and we often take note of those every few hours so we have a record of how far our signal broadcasted and if it is being transmitted properly.
Thats some of the technical stuff for radio producers...
How do I get a job at a TV, radio or news station?
Im interesting in pursing a job at a TV, radio or a news station.
I currently have a job as a warehouse worker and Im so sick of it. In the meantime, I studying to get my CCNA (in the IT field), but I also have an big interest in the TV/radio field.
I took a 1 year of media technology in school and 4 semesters of TV production at a local community college. And Ive been volunteering for the TV/audio department at my church (which is pretty large and well-known around the world) for almost two years now.
Im not trying to be a news reporter, radio personality or a executive-level employee but rather someone who works behind scenes. I wish I could go to a technical school or a get a Bachleors Degree in Communications, but I simply cant afford to because Im in so much debt right now. I would love to work in that type of environment though.
Question answered by Celebrate
Speak to the organization and see if you get your foot in the door as anything. I know 2 friends who worked as custodians and are not working in good positions on the stations.
This is a VERY competitive field. U have to have strong determination to pursue this. Talk to people in the business and really, if you have take out another loan to get the proper credentials, then do it. Good luck!
Does an object standing near a TV-Radio transmitter become radioactive?
I know that TV-Radio transmitters emit more radiation. One of my friends lives very close to a group of TV-Radio transmitters and he wants to give me an object from his house. I am worried because that object may be radioactive as it is exposed to radiation everyday there.
Can an object standing near a TV-Radio transmitter become radioactive?
Question answered by oldprof
The term "radio active" is a poor choice of words because, as you seem to think, it implies some sort of radio activity, like radio broadcasting. It does not involve radio or TV broadcasting whatsoever. In fact, the products of radioactivity are far removed from radio and TV waves.
Alpha, beta, gamma are the by products of nuclear radioactivity. These are the three possible forms of nuke radioactivity, and the "activity" is typically the spontaneous decay of the base atom that is radioactive. Alpha particles are just helium atoms stripped of their two electrons; so alpha particles have a plus two positive charge. Of the three types of radioactive product, the alpha particle is the most massive.
Beta particles are electrons, but free to move about; so they are not attached to atoms. And like all electrons, beta particles have a minus one charge. Beta particles are about 1/7200 the mass of alpha particles.
Finally gamma rays, which belong to the electro-magnetic spectrum that radio and TV waves belong to, are just very very high energy photons. They have no charge, just like light, which is also a member of the EM spectrum. And gamma photons, also like light, have no mass.
As a member of the EM spectrum, gamma waves are the closest in physical properties to radio and TV waves. They are all made up of photons. The only difference being is that radio and TV are very low energy photons, while gamma ray photons are about as energetic as photons get.
So, no, objects don't become radioactive when placed in front of radio or TV transmitters. They can be warmed up though. If the transmissions have enough energy, the atoms and molecules in the nearby objects may trap some of that energy, which will set the atoms and molecules to vibrate with more kinetic energy. And that will cause the temperatures of the close up objects to rise... very much like the temperatures of food cooked in a microwave rise. And for the same reason.
How is media, TV, radio, print, internet, financed in Germany?
How is media, TV, radio, print, internet, financed in Germany?
How do they run it over there and where can I read up on it? Is it commercially driven like it is here? Do they a government appropriation, license fees, donations and sponsorship?
Question answered by Robert K
TV: there are "state run TV Station", one is called "The First/ARD" (was simply the first starting in around 1954), they are formed by "local stations" (roughly every state has one with a local program called "the third") and there is also a "Second/Das Zweite". They are financed by a fee of appr. 20 Euro per month for every household. Every station has a governing board which has representatives of "social relevant groups" e.g. Unions/Catholic Church/Protetstant Church/Poilitical Parties/ Employers Associations. There is a law governing the content and the governing board has to make sure that the reporting has to be balanced (e.g. in a talk show regarding a political issue the participants should should represent all major views to the topic and the moderator should be neutral. They also run radio stations.
Then there is a range of "private/commercial" TV and radio stations financed through advertising. But they also have to journalistic standards (Germany has a history before Hitler came into power with Media run by right wing groups and the law wants to make sure that every political or social relevant group has a possibility to express there positions and not one group dominates the public information and discussion).
Print Media: there are several daily newspapers of different political leaning: conservative/center right/center left and left. You would need to read about four of them the get the whole spectrum of political views. They are financed through income by selling and advertising.
There are three weekly news magazines: Der Spiegel/Focus and "Die Zeit". They usually have one specific story over 15 - 20 pages with detailed and deep information (e.g. Elections in the US covering political parties/programs/main players/ main issues/positions/battle ground states a.s.o.) Financed by sales price and advertising (They are thick: 150 - 200 pages !)
Internet: same as in most other countries: all major newspapers and the weekly magazines have a website with the major daily news and usually the possibility to read the print version by paying a monthly fee (or buy single articles)
There is no donation system ! as Germans consider the possibility that a big donor could create a dependency by the medium sponsored and therefore have a political influence !
MSNBC or FOX: unthinkable !
(ARD and ZDF are similar to PBS/NPR but much larger and financed by the public directly through a fee and also controlled by governing bodies ).
THer is in fact no really good website in English which covers the German media landscape ....
Why does is seem like conservative TV/radio is so hateful?
Why does is seem like conservative TV/radio is so hateful and nothing but an hour long, depending on the length of the program, list of things to hate?
Anyone who insults me is a conservative.
Bob the Builder
Question answered by Patricia
considering that conservative TV/radio spends its time describing liberal speech, moves, and follies, you tell me what's hateful?
describing and decrying hatefulness is hateful?
Why do i hear something from TV/radio when I plug my speakers into the microphone jack of my laptop?
So it was dark and I was trying to plug my speakers into my laptop. Instead of the usual 3.5mm "hole" that it was supposed to go into, i plugged it into the microphone jack instead. I started hearing something that sounds like from the Democratic National Convention which i suspect is coming from TV/radio. Why?
Question answered by santosh
might be your system started to receive the signals.. where the cable you plugged in is acting as the antenna for the radio.. this is the similar situation with the mobile phone..
or it might be the distortion that you are mistaking to be a some kind of a radio signal....