Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

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...

How to Use “Yes And” To Improve your Personality

“Why are you going to the radio station so early? Don’t you guys just get on there and improvise?” You've probably heard this in some form. Improvisation is no substitute for preparation, but improv...

Active Listening and 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...

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,...

How to Stop Being Boring

When is the last time someone asked, "What's going on with you?" and you replied, "Not much."? Then you think, "Wow. That was boring. Nobody wants to be boring. We want to be exciting,...

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...

Improv Teaches You To Be Specific and Descriptive

Whether writing a book, screenplay, a scene for a movie or a station promo, there's one rule of thumb that always work. It also applies to improvisational theater and radio performance. The first lesson...

How to Help a Cohost Tell a Story

Some personalities are better storytellers than others. But everyone becomes a better storyteller when they have help from an enthusiastic and supportive audience. That's why it's important to be a good partner and help...

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Feature: Narc on Your Neighbor

Narc on Your Neighbor is a good weekly or recurring feature that works best for adult-targeted stations. It can create a topic that extends...