The jitters before a live transmission

I am new to this line of work. We were supposed to transmit live via TV1 a half an hour programme called Bersama KPM. It is a talk show that provides a platform for the Ministry to disseminate information to the public on the various projects and programmes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry.
I was nervous because anything could happen during live programme and we have not done this for quite a while now. The set was OK and the control gallery was abuzz with activities. I must say the experienced producer was a picture of calmness and he assured me that everything is OK. There is nothing to worry about.

the set - all ready for action
the set - all ready for action

At 11.08am, three minutes later than scheduled, due to live transmission from Bagan Pinang, we went live. The transition was smooth. I suppose to normal audience, they would not have noticed the switch between Angakasapuri and Bukit Kiara. It was a big relief when the suave face of the compere appeared on the TV screen without any glitches. Even with the cross over to Bagan Pinang, the half hour programme went smoothly. We even had to turn away a few callers due to shortage of time. At 11.30am we handed back the rein to RTM.
The control gallery - the nerve centre for the tranmission
The control gallery - the nerve centre for the tranmission

The set with the camera in the foreground
The set with the camera in the foreground

Kudos to the professionals in the control gallery, Studio 2, transmission, power man and those in RTM. Mind you, more than 20 people were working in the background to ensure the half hour live programme run without a hitch. I raise my hat to all you people. We have to do this again another 12 times for the rest of the year. Of course we can further improve certain aspects but the fundamentals were already in place.

2 thoughts on “The jitters before a live transmission

  1. Tahniah kepada Sdr Sam dan krew2 daripada sektor PP kerana telah berjaya melaksanakan rancangan secara langsung “Bersama KPM”.

    Saya boleh tolong promote rancangan tersebut melalui Portal BTP. Mohon dapatkan maklumat seperti tarikh, masa, nama tetamu dan tajuk perbincangan.

    Terima kasih

    Webmaster BTP
    http://umnolipis2020.blogspot.com

    1. Tq tuan.
      Rancangan bersama KPM ke udara setiap Sabtu pukul 11.05 – 11.30 pagi mulai 3 Oktober sehingga 26 Disember 2009. Setakat ini saya belum memperoleh jadual penuh tetamu daripada pihak BHEK, tetapi tetamu pada hari ini ialah Y. Bhg. Tan Sri KPPM yang akan membincangkan isu-isu semasa pendidikan. Saya amat berterima kasih sekiranya pihak tuan dapat mempromosikan rancangan ini di Portal BTP. Kami telah email maklumat ini kepada semua KPP BTPN dan PKG. R & R juga telah membantu kami menghantar email ke sekolah untuk memaklumkan hal ini. Setakat yang termampu saya telah weuar-uarkan perkara ini dalam setiap meeting yang saya hadiri dgn pihak luar. Kami telah memohon BHEK untuk mengeluarkan surat siaran tapi belum nampak lagi. Promo di RTM juga ada dibuat tetapi mungkin belum dikeluarkan lagi.

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