This week was the first time I was introduced to DS106 Radio, and I was also given the opportunity to create a radio bumper for it. The instructions for the “Create A Ds106 Radio Bumper” assignment were “Now that we have a #ds106 radio up and running creating a 15 to 30 second bumper for the station. What is a bumper? It is a short recording that identifies the radio station with signature music or an expression that makes sure the listeners know what they are tuned into. So for ds106 it should certainly include “DS106 Radio” and some sort of message about the station with voice over music.”

First I recorded a clip of myself giving a message. I uploaded the clip to Audacity and trimmed it a bit. Then I went to freesound.org and decided to look for an audio clip that sounded like secret agent music. I uploaded that to Audacity as well. I aligned the clips so that the timing was right and the music changed right as I began to speak. I made sure that that music did not overpower my words, but instead complemented the message. I am happy with the final product, which you can listen to below!