My Radio Bumper

I had no idea what a bumper was before starting this assignment. Little did I know, it was something I’ve been hearing since as long as I could remember. I don’t even know why I didn’t know that the name for those pauses within the radio stations are “radio bumpers”. I feel that’s super interesting to me!

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I honestly didn’t know what to do for the two days I was thinking about this assignment; I didn’t know what to say to be more specific. Then I literally came up with the best idea ever: Disney channel was in my life since forever… their version of a “radio bumper” has been ingrained in my head. I felt that would be really funny to use, and it fit right over 10 seconds. It was perfect. I don’t get why I didn’t think of it sooner! It fit me and my personality the best.

This didn’t take me that long to do. I recorded the audio clip real quick (of course multiple times because the 1st to the 100th are never good enough), and then I uploaded the file to Soundcloud. Two steps, and I was done.

Here is my radio bumper! Enjoy!

Now that we have a #ds106 radio up and running creating a 15 to 30 second bumper for the station. What is a bumper? It is a short recording that identifies the radio station with signature music or an expression that makes sure the listeners know what they are tuned into (see So for ds106 it should certainly include “DS106 Radio” and some sort of message about the station with voice over music.

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