Review of a radio programme [from Print source using APA 6th ed.]


A review of a radio programme is very much like a journal article, except that a description of form and content is given in the reference in square brackets. For differences in style of a newspaper, magazine or journal article reference, see the appropriate pages for articles appearing in these types of source.

Standard Form

Reviewer, Initials. (year, month date - if weekly publication). Title of the review [Review of the radio broadcast Title of the radio broadcast]. Title of the magazine in which the review was published, Volume number (Issue number) - if there are any, start and end page numbers of review.


Mahoney, E. (2007, July 25). Radio review [Review of the radio broadcast Beverley's gospel nights). The Guardian G2 , p. 22.

Citation in Text

... the style of the presenter (Mahoney, 2007, p. 22) was curiously emphatic ...


  • The example from the Guardian was found in a supplement. APA guidance on dealing with pagination in newspapers is unclear, but may be more appropriate for American newspapers. Reviews in newspapers are often in supplements. Where this is a regular supplement as is the G2 supplement in the Guardian, it may be clearer to incorporate the supplemement title with the main title of the newspaper.
  • If there is no identifiable author, begin your reference with the title of the review. Cite the first few words of the review title in the text of your work and use double quotation marks around the title.