Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Science of Show Prep

None of you got into radio or come to this site for a science lesson. But like it or note, radio performers can learn a lot from behavioral scientists especially when it comes to...

Show Prep: Storyboard a break to Tell a Story in Two Minutes

In almost every workshop on storytelling someone claims there's no way they can practice the storytelling basics because their time is too limited. What? Are you kidding? You don't have enough time to tell...

How To Hijack the Topic

Many personalities talk about the right things, but don't get credit because they fail to insert their personality in topics to become part of the story. This is the only way to get credit for...

How To Organize Your Show Using Trello App

Radio shows sound better when there’s a plan. Everyone needs a daily road map to stay organized. It's important on every show, but especially if there are multiple personalities in the cast. And here's...

Why Your Show Sucks On Mondays-And 4 Steps To Fix It

Most everyone hates Mondays. There's even a Boomtown Rats song that made it an anthem in the 80s.  That day is tough for listeners and for radio personalities.  It's different than every other day....

Find Performance Inspiration In Almost Any Source

Personality radio is hard. It may be harder than any other form of entertainment. Every day, you're creating four hours of fresh, original material. That's 20 hours a week. About 1,000 hours a year....

Harvest Your Life To Feed Your Show

Usually, show prep is something air talent looks forward to just a little more than an air check meeting with the PD, GM, VP of Programming and one of the station's biggest clients. In...

Winning Formula For Radio Shows: TSP Equals TSL

Everybody loves shortcuts. Shortcuts are terrific. Shortcuts save time and energy. But in some areas, there's no cutting corners. Preparing a radio show is one of those areas that seems adaptable to shortcuts. But...

Steal These 40 Sitcom Plots For Your Radio Show

The art of creativity is often at the crossroads of stealing the right content and adapting it for your own personality brand. It's been said that there's nothing left to say that has not...

Forget Original Content: Focus on Unique Performance

Every time I work with an air personality that insists on creating original content that has never been done before, a shiver runs through me. They’re almost certainly going to fail. There are so few original...

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Putting Show Prep In Perspective

Are you one of those (many) personalities that take show prep for granted? You're convinced that if you have a list of topics in...