Radio transcription services and radio translation services are an invaluable tool when it comes to keeping content accessible to all. As a long-standing and increasingly popular form of media, radio broadcasting continues to go from strength to strength. There is a wide variety of radio stations on the airwaves, ranging from small, local community hospital radio to the more prominent national radio and international radio stations. The programmes these stations transmit provide an ideal opportunity for advertisers and music promotion, alongside being the ideal way to provide up to the minute news and to spark debate over current issues.
At Transcription City we provide transcription services for many of the large national radio shows, but we can also cater for the smaller, less-known stations too. Let’s look at the typical process involved in radio transcription:
Radio Transcription Services – From Broadcast to Recording
Whilst the radio show goes out live to audiences, the station will make a recording of it in its entirety. Many stations like to have transcripts of their shows in order to make the content available online on their website, and they like to make this available as soon as possible so that the content is relevant. Once the recording is complete, it will often be edited down, removing the music and advertisements so that is contains mainly the narrative of the radio show host plus any of their guests. This can also include members of the public calling in on phone-ins.
Radio Transcription Services – Turning Interviews into Transcripts
Having liaised with our clients at the radio station, we will already have agreed a specified turnaround time and format of transcription; some clients wish to have their audio files timecoded but on the whole they are generally intelligent verbatim where timings are omitted, as is any unnecessary repetition.
The assigned typist will listen to the audio recording using specialist audio equipment, transcribing the audio into typed content as accurately as possible. It is always worthwhile for our clients to forward over relevant notes on any technical or specialist language contained within the recording. Doing so enables the typist to complete the transcription over a shorter duration as there is little need for time to be spent on research.
Next, the transcription file is proofread, not only by the typist but also by another member of the team, prior to being returned to the client. We strive to ensure work is always returned within the agreed timeframe â€“ often we exceed expectation and our clients receive their transcriptions ahead of time!
Radio Transcription Services – Transcript Uses
Once transcripts are returned to the radio stations, they can be used for a variety of purposes. Firstly, uploading the finished transcription to the station website means making interview content available to the world (especially if it has also been translated) via internet search engines. Increasing web presence potentially allows the station to reach a global audience and this is an invaluable resource to utilise. Secondly, adding the transcript to the website or RSS feed enables regular listeners to catch up on any radio shows they might have missed. Thirdly, adding in links to follow special guests or particular causes makes the transcript an important marketing tool.
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