Running a radio quiz

| September 29, 2019

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A radio quiz can be very entertaining, and is a great way to encourage audience participation. Quizzes are also one way to evaluate the effectiveness of your radio program at clearly delivering key messages to your listeners.

This Broadcaster how-to (BH2) is a guide for running quizzes as part of a regular farmer or rural livelihoods program. Quizzes can be conducted during the phone-in or phone-out segment of the program or recorded in the field and edited in studio. Broadcasters could also invite farmers into the studio to compete live on air.

The BH2 covers a variety of topics, including:

Planning how to integrate a quiz into the program

Choosing a format for the quiz

Drafting the quiz questions

Practice running the quiz

Incorporating music and sound effects