Production (Long Course)

  • by WABMA
  • Course level: All Levels
  • Total Enrolled 5
  • Last Update December 25, 2021

About Course

Production involves the creation and recording of content for broadcasts on radio, TV, online and/or as podcasts. These production courses are designed both for the beginner and practicing programme or content producer.


Production involves the creation and recording of content for broadcasts on radio, TV, online, and/or as podcasts. These production courses are designed both for the beginner and practicing program or content producer.

The courses are designed to provide participants with insight into the skills, tools, practices, and language of program or content production for various platforms.

While the emphasis is on the production of radio programs, the courses will also deal with other platforms such as TV and online. Participants will have hands-on experience with the theory, techniques, and practices of program production, audio recording, editing, mixing, and oral storytelling techniques.

It will include basic knowledge and understanding of radio business and production, branding a station or person/institution through programming, best production formats, development programming, environment programing, political programming, etc.


Production courses are about 6 short and long courses.

Theory and practical sessions … Direct experience is gained through internships with WABMA® partner radio/TV stations.

What will you learn? Participants will learn:

 Production formats and techniques

 Program production basics – including conceptualization, content sourcing, treatment, arranging, packaging, and studio production.

 Production Research methodology

 Creative writing and creating content

  • For different platforms

 Scriptwriting and formatting for

  • Music programmes
  • Commercials
  • Phone-in/interactive programme
  • Magazine programme
  • Development programme
  • News & current affairs programme
  • Gender & children programme
  • Health programme

 Documentary and Features writing

 Programme Planning & Scheduling

 New media: convergence principles and practice

 Programming and scheduling in the ICT age

 The place of music and effects in production

 Media law and ethics

 Commentary and Outside broadcast

Short Production Courses (1, 2 or 3 Days):

 Documentary/Storytelling Productions

 Development Programmes

 Investigative Programmes

 Environment Programmes

 Gender and Diversity Programmes

Special Production Courses:

 Re-branding a station through Programmes

 Modern management of Programmes dept.

 Improving revenues through Programmes

 Developing in-house style

Customized Production training – available on demand.


  1. Basic – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
  2. Intermediate – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
  3. Advanced – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)

DATE: Jan 25 – Feb 26, 2022

Weekend Track: Fridays and Saturdays (10 AM-4 PM)

Weekday Track: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday(11 AM-3 PM)


Topics for this course

24 Lessons

Introduction to WABMA

Module 1. Conceptualization

Module 2. Content Sourcing

Module 3. Phone in & Interactive Programme

Module 4. Magazine Programme

Module 5. Music & Effects

Module 6. News & Current Affairs Programme

Module 7. Docummentary Feature

Module 8. Radio Drama

Module 9. Outside Broadcast

Module 10. Investigative Feature

Module 11. Program Planning

Module 12. Radio Interview

About the instructors

Richard Asiegbu

Former D.G., Imo Broadcasting

          Former Director General Imo Broadcasting Corporation; Former Deputy Director and Head, Network Sports, FRCN Headquarters, Abuja.

          A graduate of the Institute of Journalism, Berkshire, England, he has had extensive professional training in News, Production, Presentation and Management. Was Africa Regional Correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) from 1989 to 1999.

          Won numerous awards, including, Enugu/Anambra Sports Writer of the year, 1991. Nigeria's sports Writer of the year 1992; Rotary club of New Haven Vocational Service Award, 1998 and Nigeria’s National Sports Merit Award, 2003.

          An accomplished sports and ceremonial commentator, he has led Radio Nigeria's coverage team to numerous continental and global events, including, the USA’94 FIFA World Cup; France ‘98 FIFA World Cup; 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in England; 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup; Tunisia 2004, Africa Nations Cup; Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China, to mention just a few.

          Mr. Asiegbu is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration and an Alumnus of the International Media Training Centre, Washington DC, USA.

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Aro Leonard

Formerly Of BBC Media Action

He is a development communications and broadcast expert. He was Head of External Relations at BBC Media Action Nigeria, managing a team to maintain the organisation’s unique selling point.

As Head of Media Development for BBC Media Action, Aro was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and acted as Project Lead where he interfaced with donors and development partners on Governance, Health and resilience projects.

Aro produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava’ and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa, among several other impactful programmes.

He is a well-known media trainer in Nigeria.

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Uchenna Obaseki Head of Department: Production Author: Radio Production in Nigeria: A practitioner's Handbook. Award Winner 2017: 'Programme of the Year' Nigeria Media Merit Award. Award Winner 2014: 'Producer of the Year' Radio Nigeria. H.O.D Production Department: National Broadcast Academy Lagos. Former Manager Programmes Radio One 103.5FM  
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