Monday, November 29, 2021

Interview Fails From Great Interviewers Who Should Know Better

Conducting a good interview is hard. But great interviews can be a valuable tool for telling stories. You may not be a world-class interviewer like Howard Stern, but everyone can improve by following these...

Contest: Breakfast With Your Show

Breakfast With Your Show is a promotion that takes advantage of one of radio's strengths: Connecting with listeners personally by letting them interact with the stars! In this article, I share the details on how...

The Play Along Factor In Radio Contests

Interactivity is one of the most important aspects of any radio show. Even if the audience doesn't actively participate, they should be engaged with personalities. But many radio stations and shows make it hard...

6 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Rid of On-Air Crutches

Okay, so this is, like, an article about, ah, all those, um, bad, uh, habits or on-air crutches that Dj's pick up, you know. Know what I mean? Fix these things and, like, you can...

Storytelling Reveals Character Traits

The art of telling stories is a fundamental tool for communicators. Stories have the power to hold audiences, create viral spread and yield other positive benefits. But one of the most valuable products of...

4 Tips For News On a Music Station

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...

Promotion: Last Prize Standing

Last Prize Standing is a great promotion that sounds a lot bigger than it actually is. It has aspects of The Last Contest, the classic KCBQ/San Diego promotion from the late 70s, which remains...

Feature: The Big Thank You

The Big Thank You is a heart-tugging feature that works for any show that seeks a warm, sensitive personality. It's perfect for growing deeper roots and building a personal bond with the audience. This article...

The Winning Structure To Perform a Relationship Feature

Listeners love eavesdropping on other people's problems. It's an escape for them, and it's a great way to get stories on the air. That's why relationship features like War of the Roses and Second Date Update are...

Here’s How to Tell Stories with Emotion

Most personalities can identify the differences between a good storyteller and a great one. It's easy when you hear it. Great storytellers have the ability to tell stories with emotion, but not emotionally. In this...

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How To Use Mistakes As a Positive

In Improv, the primary rule is to always move the story forward. But it's not always perfect because people are imperfect. Great performers learn...
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