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Make Your Own Radio Commercial!

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When you are driving in the car and a radio commercial comes on you might start to tune the radio out. But, if you were the person selling what the commercial was offering would you want people tuning it out or listening intently? Well, I would want people paying attention to my commercial! So, for this audio assignment pick a product or business you would like to promote and sell! Use a audio recording software such as soundcloud to record your commercial. Add in background music, edits, and provide full information of the business/product/services you are advertising. Try to create a radio commercial that grabs and maintains the audiences’ attention. On the side, write why you chose the object or business you are promoting and the process you used to create your commercial. 

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Submissions So Far

Make your own radio commercial: Kan Jam

The product I am selling is the game of Kan Jam. It is a game that has recently become the addiction of all my friends and I, so why not promote something I love. I made a script for it and rather than trying to do too much to the …

Spymate Commercial

This was a fun assignment. I enjoyed making this commercial and I think it will go well with our radio show that has a sexspionage theme. So I decided to create a commercial about a spy dating website where you can find fellow spies that are looking for a …

“Malicious StopGate” Malware Commercial

For this 3.5 point audio assignment, I was instructed to create a commercial, preferably for my group’s DS106 Radio show on Sexspionage. Since my own secret agent character, Wren Wilder/003, is a fan of technological security, I decided it would be fitting for our station to promote malware and ransomware …

Aqua Living Ad

I took on the Make Your Own Commercial! assignment worth 3 1/2 stars. I was flipping through at random and found this one and since I had just completed the radio bumper assignment I thought it would be fun to stay on a trend.

For my radio commercial I decided …

“It’s the logical thing to do”

As I was reading “A Logic Named Joe,” I thought there should a marketing campaign to promote this product. I thought of a commercial jingle:

For anything you need to know
You can ask Joe!

and I can hear it in my head, with the canned music and …

I can hear the beats….

For todays audio assignment (4 stars)I created a commercial for the radio. I created this for my final assignment. So far created 5 (4 star) assignments is pretty rough, but I have managed to weave a better story because of it.

To start this project  by going to  Freesound and …

Audio Assignment – Make Your Own Radio Commercial!

Our radio show needs commercials as part of the requirement. Problem is, with the advent of Netflix and Adblock, I can’t really recall the last ad I watched or listened to. I went back to those classic infomercials, and tried to emulate that style. The music isn’t exactly fitting, but …

Quality Cards

For this assignment, I decided to make use of the fact that since I need a commercial for the radio show, I might as well get some stars for the week making one. I have mixed feelings about the final product. Probably some of that is due to the …

Rodeo Radio Commercial

This post was not too difficult.  I was able to also embed the song pretty well into this post.  It was the song “Traveller” by Chris Stapleton.  I also had my script all written out.

Where I struggled was the editing of the sound its self. I was having trouble …

Buy saddles today! Radio commercial

Used Audacity alongside a script to make a radio commercial themed for the old west for saddles. I took Aerosmith’s “Back In The Saddle” and using Audacity looped the intro until the very end of the commercial at which point I added the fitting vocals from the song.…

Piano Lessons

This radio commercial came out of an assignment that requested the creation of a commercial advertising a product we would like others to know about. In order to work this into my group’s radio show, I made a commercial for my character, Danny Keys, whose only real goods and …

The Lassoing Lady Commercial

I chose to create a radio commercial in honor of my character, Mrs. Dean, who is a hardworking homesteader’s wife. She not only works out in the fields with her husband, but she cooks, cleans, and knits and washes clothing in the home, because being a homesteader is an extremely …

Beer & Burger Mondays!

For this assignment, we had to create a commercial for a business or product. I decided to create one for the saloon that is in our radio show and promote burger night on Monday’s! In order to complete the assignment, I used Audacity and youtube. I downloaded the background …


For this assignment I had my character Sally voice a commercial for a cleaning product she uses. It was once her clean, pristine saloon’s well kept cleaning secret that is now out for sale at her saloon, Tumbleweed. Made with her secret cleaning ingredients, Sally claims that it cleans anything …

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Make Your Own Radio Commercial!

Warning: NSFW.

This one was a little more tricky because I wanted to add more voices and play with more off the features Audacity has to offer. I’m very sorry this Commercial was highly inappropriate but in the moment it seemed like a really good (but bad) idea.…

How to make a radio announcement or advertisement with Audacity

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Assignment Stars: 4

I had to record two pieces of audios in my own voice. The first piece of the audio was about the letting the audience know which radio they were listening to and the second piece was about the advertisement announcement.

I …

So if “Screw On” Toupees Were a Thing…

So this is just silly. Put some decent work into it but had a lot of fun. Played with the pitch of my voice just to see if I could sound more showman like… it worked I think. Listen to what I’ve down already and listen to this and …