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How To Talk About Politics And Elections

Talking about politics and elections is tricky. Some stations have a strict "no politics ever" policy. Then there's the other extreme: Stations and shows that thrive on controversy and get deeply involved (talk radio)....

Dealing With Tragedy: Should You Talk About Tragic Events?

Common programming wisdom is that radio shows should reflect what is happening in the lives of the audience. This foundational principle is sound, but applying it is tricky. Many programmers instruct personalities to find...

Game: Name That TV Or Movie President

Name That TV Or Movie President is a fun game to play around election time. Ask trivia questions based on television and movie presidents. To start, follow the guidelines on how to play the trivia...

Game: How Well Do You Know Elections

It’s amazing how little the public knows or understands about politics and elections. This can make for an interesting and entertaining segment for team or solo shows. Play How Well Do You Know Elections...

Game: Elections Fact Or Fiction

Elections Fact Or Fiction is a fun game to play on the day before or the day of a presidential election. Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section...

Heartfelt Reactions to Tragedy Through Promotion

In difficult times, heartfelt reactions to tragedy can set personalities apart from anything else on the dial. In fact, it separates personality brands from any other medium. While everyone is talking about what happened,...

How To Be Vulnerable When Tragedy Strikes

It’s impossible to know when an opportunity to connect with listeners Emotionally will present itself. Being personal on the air by connecting through personal storytelling requires personalities to be both vulnerable and personal. And when...

Talking About Sensitive Topics

At a time when everyone is talking about tragic events, politics, and other polarizing topics, many personalities choose to simply avoid controversy. Maybe management ordered it off-limits. Or someone in the chain of command...

Dealing With Tragedy Seminar on Demand

It seems that every month, there’s a new crisis. Natural disasters, terror attacks, school shootings and local events capture the attention of listeners. But when tragedy strikes, how should you respond on air? This...

Guide To Dealing With Emergencies

It seems that a week rarely goes by without a tragedy in the world. Each affects audiences emotionally and personally. But we can prepare for how to deal with emergencies when they happen. In this...
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