The KoPoint Soundboard and Clock

The KoPoint News Hot Clock

The KoPoint Soundboard and Clock

Each week KoPoint works to iterate and improve our audio product.

First we built the infrastructure (January, Febuary), then we built the studio (March). Next we produced and released shows (April, May). In late-May and early-June we bagan recording live-to-tape. This means that we included all audio elements live, during the recording process, and added very few elements in post-production. Shows were a bit buggy, but also a lot more exciting.

We’re now streaming some shows live via the KoPoint Google+ page, and we’ve started working on KoPoint Live, our dedicated live audio and video page.

This week’s KoPoint News program will be recorded and streamed live. Additionally, we’re tightening the program by adding production elements designed around specific show segments. We’re also curating the conversation by integrating the KoPoint Reddit page as well as an episode-specific Urtak question.

Below is an example of the KoPoint News hot clock (culled from our backchannel Docs). I hope we can learn a bit from this format and apply elements of tonight’s show to other KoPoint programs in the near future.

KoPoint News – EP 11 – Clock
Keeping it tight this week – check the Format doc and keep an eye on the KoPoint subreddit for story fodder. We’ll be running a live soundboard including both pre-scheduled elements some ‘random’ effects when necessary (and probably when not).

  • Intro Tritone.
  • SumAll and SoundCloud Underwriting Announcements.
  • KoPoint Imaging Sweeper (Police Quicksweep).
  • Show Intro (Wolff copy).
  • Show Intro Bed (TBD – in production).
  • Show live intro (Dan live over bed) .
    • Quickly outline show format.
      • Headlines/Kofight, Talking Point – big topic, Moyo – shape of KoPoint.
  • Play quick imaging item (sweeper TBD).
  • Kofight! Headlines from the KoPoint subreddit.
    • Run through top five stories, most controversial, quick and fun…
  • Play quick imaging item (sweeper TBD).
  • Talking Point – the KoPoint story of the week.
    • This week, soccer.
    • Conclude with Urtak question provided by Marc.
  • Play quick imaging item (sweeper TBD).
  • Moyo – the shape of KoPoint – what’s going on with other shows.
    • Quickly run through topics and links from other KoPoint shows.
      • Minecraft show summer break, periodic updates, new season in the fall.
      • BAAG at WWDC.
      • Launching new Apps show in a week or two.
      • Working with Gina Smith to relaunch AND.
  • Outro Bed.
  • Outro Imaging Sweeper (Still Riding Quicksweep.
  • SumAll and SoundCloud Underwriting Announcements.
  • Outro Tritone.
    • Fin.


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