• Business & Features

    Real Estate: The Career Move for You

    When thinking about a new career, perhaps the world of real estate has entered your mind. If the idea of making your own schedule, meeting new and interesting people and helping them find their dream home sounds appealing, then becoming a real estate agent may be your calling. Like many other professions, there are a few steps required before you can begin work. Here are some tips on how to get a real estate license and start your new journey. The Starting Steps To become a real estate agent in any state, there are three minimum requirements to start the process. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Have a high school diploma or…

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    Servicio Filipino and ACT Partnership to Boost Work Readiness in Philippines

    The problem with human resources development in the Philippines is real and there something that must be done. Today. The Servicio Filipino, Inc. (SFI) has signed a partnership with ACT, Inc. which will help address the assessment needs of the Filipino labor force in terms of building the human capital in line with the current skills. Luis “Lloyd” Alberto Anastacio II, President and Chief Executive Officer, SFI Group of Companies, said that the partnership will use ACT System as a tool for the upgrading the skills of students and trainees entering the work force. “We will implement the full-scale Work Ready Communities (WRC) framework in the Philippines. The main purpose…

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    eBooks Provide a Cost-Effective Option for Education

    Education costs never seem to go down, do they? While there may be many reasons for this, parents and educators have expressed growing concerns that financial burden may make it difficult for everyone to receive a quality education. Schools might cut back on extracurricular activities, hire less qualified teachers, or end up with overcrowding because larger school systems are difficult to maintain. One surprising way that schools are saving money for themselves and for students is by turning to eBooks instead of printouts and classic textbooks. How eBooks Work Most schools are able to provide students with their own iPad or other e-readers. Once a student has an e-reader, it’s simple…

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    5 Things You Should Know About Reverse Mortgages

    Reverse mortgages are often touted as an excellent option for older homeowners who need access to extra funds. However, like anything else in life, there are both benefits and drawbacks associated with taking a reverse mortgage out. In order to make a choice that is financially sound and viable for you, you will need to do careful research before making your decision. Here are five things that you should know about reverse mortgages to get you started. Are You Eligible? The first thing you should do is figure out whether or not you’re eligible for a reverse mortgage. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, reverse mortgages are…

  • Society

    Lingo Used in Radio Broadcasting

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Two-way digital Radio Lingo When you’re communicating over a two-way radio or you encountered other people communicating over a two-way radio, saying words or codes you are not familiar with. Say you finished saying something important and the person you were speaking to responded “10-4”, or “Roger that.” These phrases are examples of short-hand radio lingo that’s been around for decades, all to create succinct and crystal clear communications for radio users. “Roger that” – A quick way to say that you understand what the other person is saying. “Mayday” – It essentially means “Life-threatening emergency” and…

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    Defining the Sound of the Station

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). The first decision you have to make is deciding what kind of station you want to be. If you don’t come to a clear and firm agreement on this, every other subsequent decision you attempt to make will lead to endless disagreements and conflict, because you’ll all be pulling in different directions. Are you going to adopt a public service broadcasting or a commercial radio approach? They are fundamentally different because their purposes are different, driven by differences in source of income. Public service broadcasting (PSB) exists to serve the listeners: whereas the primary function of a…

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    Why Enter Broadcasting?

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Do You Want the Job? They made it clear that while you may not become rich doing the work, your life would be exciting. That is how a school student summed it up for every hopeful broadcast journalist when she wrote about what her tutors told her. The adrenalin rush keeps me going. No two days have ever been the same. . . . and that is what a veteran learned. Ask yourself these questions. Am I a curious person? Do I ask about people, processes, events and how things happen? Am I skeptical sometimes? Do I…

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    Types of Radio Programs

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). A Radio format can be split into three parts, they are: Spoken Word or Human Voice Music Sound Effects SPOKEN WORD Announcements: These are specifically written clear messages to inform. They can be of different types. For example station/program identification. These mention the station you are tuned into, the frequency, the time and the program/song you are going to listen to. As mentioned already you find in today’s commercial radio channels, these announcements have become informal and resemble ordinary conversation. There can be more than one presenter in some programs like magazines. Radio talk: The radio talk…

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    Elements of a Radio Program

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). The main elements of a radio program are the presenter, the radio script, the producer, the audio technician, the advertisers and the sales team. Presenter The ever present voice that guides the programming. In talk shows he acts as an interviewer, moderator in cases of debates with several guests or as narrator. Depending on the type of program, the presenter can be the guide of the current programming, as in the case of radio stations, give voice to the news script in the case of news programs or be the one to indicate the songs that have…