Great interviews start with amazing questions. Many programmers downplay the value of interviews and guests on the radio. But that’s short sighted.
True, many radio personalities aren’t proficient in the art of the interview. They hide behind the excuse that “the guest was boring”. But boring guests are usually the result of boring questions.
Amazing questions result in great responses. Finding those questions, and asking the right way is an art. Master it, and you could be the next Howard Stern or Dan Patrick. They’re radio’s best interviewers.
But sometimes it’s hard coming up with the right questions to ask that will bring out the best in the guest.
Here are some tips that can help find the story in each interview.