Radio Wraps and Reads

As well as PACKAGES and VOICERS, there are two other ways of telling a story for a radio bulletin. One is the most simple — a read. A read is just the presenter reading the story for around 15-20 seconds (like a LINK AND CLIP without a CLIP).

Trump Read

And then there is the WRAP, which has a LINK from the presenter, followed by the reporter reading a script which includes one CLIP. The script wraps around the clip. The duration of a WRAP is normally around 45 seconds to one minute plus a twenty second LINK.

Bridge Wrap

Here’s the script for Rebecca’s Bridge wrap:

Try turning your LINK and CLIP into a WRAP.

Here’s another Wrap from Radio 4.

Biden Wrap