By Guest Post / September 08, 2014
Editor's note: "From AIR's Archive" brings forward some of the lost (or long-buried) profiles and advice about audiocraft that we've collected over the years. This collection of interviewing tips came from one of AIR's founding producers, Jay Allison. Jay's advice was first published to AIR's website in June 2006.
by Jay Allison
Note: Although many of these notes apply to any interview situation, they focus on talking to people in their own environment, people who are not accustomed to being recorded.
One of the advantages to working in radio is that you are low-impact. When setting up interviews by phone, remind your interviewees that you are not a film/TV crew. It's just you and a recorder...non-intimidating. They'll still ask you what channel it'll be on.