Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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...

Your Personality Brand And the 3 Legged Stool

Every brand represents values, whether they deliberately target those values or just fall into them. The same is true for radio personality brands. As you work on your character brand profile, try to identify...

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...

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...

How to Stop Being Boring

When is the last time someone asked you, "What's going on with you?" and you replied, "Not much."? Then you think, "Wow. That was really boring. Nobody wants to be boring. We want to...

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...

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...

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...

Prepare Deep To Be Spontaneous With Relaxed Readiness

Here's a term that could unlock the next level of your performance: Relaxed readiness. Air personalities struggle finding the balance between being highly prepared to perform and "winging it". I've actually had personalities tell me...

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...

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Feature: Rumor of the Week

The Rumor of the Week is a feature that can get viral buzz, and cause listeners to start talking about you and your show....