Tuesday, September 25, 2018

37 Amazing Questions For Amazing Interviews

Great interviews start with amazing questions. Many programmers downplay the value of interviews and guests on the radio. But that's short sighted. True, many radio personalities aren't proficient in the art of the interview. They...

Should You Have Them On? The Radio Interview Guest Test

It's become an accepted programming "rule" that guest interviews are death on the air. Celebrate! Hearing fewer guests and C-list celebrities on the air is addition by subtraction. But the problem is, most programmers are...

Key Secrets to Great Radio Interviews

Most radio shows really aren’t very good at interviews. In fact, interviews are often ratings death. Even celebrity interviews. Choosing the right guests is a great start, of course. But even with the right...

Why Howard Stern Is King of All Interviewers

Like every great performance artist, interviewers are able to tell a story. Great personalities make interviews seem effortless. It seems so easy, everyone seems to think interviews are a good idea. But they’re not...

Interview Technique: Mirroring

Interviewing is a hard skill to master. Most personalities have never been trained in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The...

Keys to On Air Interview Success

First off, stop calling them interviews. Okay, they are interviews. But interview creates a sort of stigma that conjures all kinds of negative thoughts. When personalities think they're conducting an interview, they seem to...

Interview Fails From Great Interviewers Who Should Know Better

Conducting a good interview is hard. Ask anyone, especially programmers who claim they can pretty much watch meters leaving the station when a personality launches an interview. But great interviews are magnetic stories that...

Promoting Interviews On Social Media

Most celebrity interviews are weak and should either should not have been aired or severely edited. We can fix that by improving techniques. But once you have a strong interview, you can get more...

Use These 10 Can’t Miss Interview Questions

The #1 question I get about conducting interviews on the radio is about how to construct questions that open up the conversation to reveal more of the guest. There are many ways to conduct...

5 Fast, Easy Ways to Improve Interview Skills

Some personalities are naturally good interviewers. Others are horrible, and no matter how much they work at it, they just don't seem to get it right. After all, just like in a relationship, you...

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The Spoke Theory Of Music Programming

Every programmer know their strongest songs, or at least they should. They're those big hits that come on and you know listeners are turning...