Interviews and Guests

Should You Have Them On? Use This Interview Guest Test

It's become an accepted programming "rule" that guest interviews are death with listeners. Celebrate! Hearing fewer guests and C-list celebrities is addition by subtraction because most interviews don't command attention. But that's generalizing. There's...

Use This Checklist For Great In-Studio Guests

Interviews can be terrific, or a nightmare. The difference is often simply being prepared in advance. This is especially true for in-studio guests. In this article, I share how to get more value from in-studio...

How To Get More Value From Local Interviews

Local interviews can be a great way to make deeper connections with listeners and fans. But it can also be a major tune-out. A great guest can add entertainment value and endear the show to...

Add Will They Or Won’t They To Interviews

Interviewing guests is hard. Really hard. Unless you're really good with guests, interviews can be deadly. But Will They Or Won't They is a technique that can add interest to interview segments by involving...

Feature: 2 Lies and a Truth

s theHere's 2 Lies and a Truth is a feature known by several other names, but this treatment is best because it says exactly what it is. It can be played on a solo...

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...

Keys to Interview Success

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

How To Ask Great Interview Questions

I once had a mentor that told me there was no such thing as a bad interview, only bad interviewers. There's truth in this statement. Once a good interview guest is identified, hosts should...

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. This article explains how to write amazing questions for interviews, and includes 37 sample...

10 Can’t-Miss Interview Questions

The #1 question about conducting interviews is how to construct questions that open conversations to get more from the guest. Here's a head start. Use these 10 can't miss interview questions. In this article, I...

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