Monday, January 21, 2019

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are horribly frustrating things on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. When traveling, two unforeseen things...

Feature: The Topic Train

Climb on board, but be careful and be forewarned—The Topic Train is not for everyone! Elvis Duran does a great job wit hit, but It takes unique skills to make it work. The Topic Train deliberately...

Feature: Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes is a campaign that delivers great stories on the air. And, if you promote it properly, you'll add to your profile in the community. This is a great promotion and works on several levels: The...

The Sneaky Power Of The Horizontal Tease

Most personalities don’t think about promoting tomorrow’s show that much. Most of their attention is spent trying to get listeners to stay tuned in now, or to convince them to come back in the...

Feature: Your Show On The Street

You've probably seen (or heard of) YouTube star Billy On the Street. The concept is simple: Billy's an interesting, fun personality who talks to people on the street, asking them questions and offering $1 for...

Stunt: Great Christmas Idea For Your Show

Austrian radio host Joe Kohlhofer began his 8am morning drive-time show on Antennae Carinthia station by locking door to the studio and taking over his station's format. It is a great Christmas stunt that can be...

Audio Teases Drive Listening to Audio!

Before buying a car, you take it for a test drive. At the grocery store, they hand out samples of the latest taste-tempting sale item. And at the theater, they show highlights of an...

Entertainment News All Day? Yes, Please!

How often should Entertainment News be on a radio station? Once a day? Once an hour? Three times an hour? Just in morning? Or in both drive times? Or how about not at all?...

How Improv Skills Make Personal Stories More Interesting

Improv skills are one of the most important things air talent can learn to improve their ability to perform spontaneously on the air. Personal stories infused with these skills make stories come alive on the air. But...

Feature: The Phone Jibba

If a radio show can be known for just one thing, what would you choose? It's a pretty easy answer. Research proves making listeners laugh is the most valuable attribute of all characteristics on...

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Why Resetting Content Is A Key Personality Skill

Fighting boredom is one of the most challenging things radio personalities face. In a way, it’s understandable. The only folks who hear 100% of...