There’s a lot of debate about the role of news on a music station. There are conflicting opinions on whether news in the traditional sense should be on any station at all. But one thing is for sure: If the news is on a music station, it’s much different than news on a talk station.

In this article, I’ll share key principles for programming news on a music station. Including:

  • Should news be on the station at all?
  • How to make sure news is delivering listener expectations.
  • How storytelling applies to newscasts.
  • The importance of promoting news.
  • The role of cast discussion of stories during the newscast.
  • A great aircheck for what news can sound like!

The Role of News On A Music Station?


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