How to Make a microphone flag
For any of you aspiring to enter the league of Broadcast News, this unique instructional will make your newscast look totally professional. The mike flag (or mic flag) is that box that surrounds the microphone and has the call letters of your tv station or network. ABC, or Fox, or Ch 5 is the typical type of lettering. (Its origins seem to be from the early days of radio: call letters were not required for an audio-medium except for requisite publicity shots.) Occasionally a triangular shape is made. But this four sided flag is the tradition. Produced by our friends who happen to work also at Scripps Interactive (Nicholas Britsky), we dig this DIY. Foam, labels, epoxy, electric drill, and a ruler are the key elements. Nick promises that his next oevre will be: How to better absorb shots of Tequila during Chicago sales meetings.