Saturday, November 16, 2019

Why Shows Should Solicit Game & Contest Players Online

For decades, radio stations have followed a familiar pattern for promotions, contests and even playing interactive games on a radio show. Invite the 9th caller to play and win! And of course, the phone...

Quick Fix For Radio Programming

You're probably familiar with Gordon Ramsay, right? He's the celebrity chef with a personality that's built his empire on television shows include Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and MasterChef US. Ramsay's direct approach...

Features: What’s Your Carpool Karaoke?

James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke is a feature on his television talk show. You may not know the name of his show (The Late Late Show). In fact, you probably don't because most people don't....

How To Manage Secondary Features

Most radio shows need strong, attention-getting features to drive appointment tune in times. I call them One Thing features. The value is directly measurable in research as well as sustainable ratings over...

This Radio Station Increased Share By 70% With This Ratings Strategy

How would you like to implement a long-term ratings strategy and increase share by 70%? Sound good? Don't roll your eyes and dismiss this as if it were an infomercial. I'm serious. It could...

Methods To Test Features

We all love our babies. They're cute to us because they're ours. But if you step back, some of those kids are ugly. It's the same with features. Is the feature working for you? How...

Manage Radio Features Like Disneyland Manages Rides

Broadcasters agonize over on-air  features. They love adding new ones, but often fail to move out the old. To stay out of programming ruts, PD's must manage radio features with discipline to keep the station from becoming...

Features: Important Building Block For Your Show

You probably agree that having an audience fall in love with you as a personality is a good thing. If you don't agree with that, stop reading now. You're wasting your time. But you...

How Features Can Win The War For Attention

You intuitively know that radio is under attack from all forms of media for consumer attention. It’s not just other radio stations battling for those quarter hours. Anything that takes listeners away from your...

Branding a Feature: What’s In a Name?

Air personalities are a funny bunch. They love the idea of open breaks, free to create original content and tell stories that showcase character and personality. But they are often biased against features that...

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8 Lessons For More Effective Teases

Sometimes the best radio lessons are learned from other industries and businesses. When it comes to teases and short promos for content, television is...