Sunday, March 24, 2019

How to Be Part Of The Story

As the Powerball Lottery in the U.S. grew to record levels, most radio shows were talking about it in some fashion. Typical breaks on the air were phone topics asking what you'd do if...

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....

The Sticky Prep Show Prep Technique

A lot of shows...maybe even most shows...have a fundamentally hard time creating content that is truly “sticky”. They need the Sticky Prep technique. Most of these shows perform fine breaks. Execution is precise. And it...

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...

Are Parody Songs Right For Your Show?

You're not Bob Rivers (except for you, Bob Rivers). Bob is the dynamic, legendary morning personality in Seattle. Bob makes parody songs work for his show, and has built part of his franchise on...

Steal This Amazing Show Prep Hack

Here’s an amazing show prep hack that streamlines content curation for a show, or an entire staff of on-air personalities. Set it up once, fine tune it a bit and it will pay off...

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 front of you, you'll be able to "feel it" when...

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...

Use The Decision Tree To Decide If Content Is Worthy

There’s nothing like great radio talent telling personal stories from their own observations and real-life experiences. That’s unique content that nobody else can offer. It's really the key to great personality radio. It’s also...

A List of Reasons Not To Use Lists On The Air

A popular tool for online publishers to attract clicks is creating lists. You see them everywhere: The Top 7 Reasons to Dump Your Mate or 14 Ways to Organize Your Life. Lists work online because...

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How to Maintain Momentum On the Path To Pay Off

No matter how good your content is, if your story doesn’t move forward, listeners move on. It's amazing how quickly your audience gets bored...