Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Remember your first days in radio? You couldn't wait to get to the station, just like kids looking forward to the first day of summer vacation. Those were the days. Radio was magical. It...

Improv Games That Will Improve Your Performance

Anyone who has performed with a team of improvisational actors will appreciate the timing and skill required to respond spontaneously in the moment. The good groups work as a team to take advantage of...

Personalities: Got Game? Here’s How To Get it

You know the feeling. The break should be wrapping up, yet it's drifting aimlessly, desperate for closure. It's time to be over, but how to get out? So it keeps going. And going. Now...

Performance Basics: Trust Your Partner

Remember the creepy snake in “The Jungle Book”? The snake who sang “Trust in me” looked exactly like someone that should absolutely, under no circumstances, be trusted. You probably have worked with someone like...

Radio Personalities: How To Raise The Stakes

Turning back time, the one thing personalities should choose differently is building a background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with improv. One...

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 to use mistakes as a tool to entertain. In this article,...

What Improv Can Teach Radio Shows About Teamwork

There is an old saying about a chain being as strong as the weakest link. Each link is important, but only when working together to strengthen the chain. Performers on improv teams are like...

Improv Skill For Radio Shows: Free Association

Aside from being a genuinely likable person, the most important quality an air personality can master is the ability to respond spontaneously. Being truly in the moment as an active listener will help advance a...

Be a Better Personality: Always Say Yes

  Sometimes it feels like the solution to finding new, original talent will come from improv. Many improv skills apply directly to performing on-air. Especially the concept of Always Say Yes. This article explains the concept...

Listen and Respond: The Spirit Of Improv and Personality Radio

What is the most important trait of an air personality? The answer: It's being likable. Genuinely likable. A spirit of likability transcends everything else. Likable people are good-natured. That's also the spirit of improv....

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Programming: The Santa Claus Show

It's one thing to add Christmas music to holiday programming. And it's fine to launch a holiday-themed promotion. But everyone else is doing that....
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