Schoellhorn-AP Art History
NPRR: National Public Roman Radio
Welcome to R.O.M.E Radio, the hottest station in the Mediterranean! This week, our
broadcast will be featuring the hottest new art and architecture styles that are sweeping
through the empire, as well as the main men responsible for patronizing some of the
greatest works since the Parthenon! As the newest members to our staff, you and two of
your co-workers will have the incredible opportunity to research and develop this week’s
How to Get Started:
Putting together a radio broadcast requires multiple people working together to perform
specific tasks. All three members will be responsible for researching and putting on a
successful broadcast, but there are certain jobs that can be assigned in the process.
The Producer: This person is responsible for laying out how the show will take place
on the air. For example, when will commercials/advertisements be put into the
show? Who should be interviewed and when?
The Marketing Director: This person is responsible for developing marketing and
advertising strategies for the show.
The Writer: This person is responsible for laying out the script of the show. Even
though most talk radio broadcasts contain spontaneous comments, it is a good idea
to have a script to follow as a guideline during your broadcast.
Researching Your Broadcast:
For your broadcast, you will be researching the newest developments in Roman art and
architecture to feature on your show. You have the freedom to format the information into
your show however you like, but you will need to include:
New Architectural Sites: Who built it? Why was it built? What was new/innovative
about this new site or style? Hint: Could be good for commercials, advertisements.
o You must include at least 3 architectural sites/innovations in your broadcast,
including their new innovations.
Patrons: Who were the men/women patronizing new monuments, sculptures,
buildings, etc. Hint: Could be good for interviews
o At least 3 people must be included that influenced/patronized art.
News Events: What was going on in Ancient Rome throughout the expansion of the
empire? Who was making headlines? Hint: Could be good for news broadcasts,
gossip sections, etc.
o At least 5 major events must be covered.
New innovations in art, sculpture: Where could these be found? Where would a
person go to see them? Hint: Could be good for advertising, marketing, or on-air
discussions (For example, will this style become popular or not?)
o At least 4 pieces of art/sculpture must be included in your project
How to Create Your Project:
1. Assign tasks to group members.
2. Begin your research. Some websites to get you started are on the class website.
3. Write your script and layout your broadcast.
4. Record your broadcast (See Mrs. Schoellhorn, your executive producer, when
you are ready to do this)
5. Convert your broadcast to an Mp3 and place on the class website (Mrs.
Schoellhorn will show you how to do this as well.)
How will you be graded?
Informative quality of broadcast