Thursday, February 2, 2023

Download: News Programming Template

Use this template to program news stories most effectively.

7 Important Talent Coaching Skills

The best PDs invest time in coaching talent in relatively short, frequent, non-confrontational meetings. Coaching sessions should combine praise for positive behavior with advice to strengthen skills. It shouldn't be like going into combat....

The Competitive Aircheck

The competitive aircheck is a relatively under-used technique but it is highly useful when a show becomes sloppy or starts to lose a sharp edge. Not only does it make shows think about their...

Managing When Personalities Talk Over One Another

Talking on top of one another is a major problem with personality shows. It drives listeners crazy, often (and quickly) to the point of having to tune out. It's a common problem, even with...

Programming Rules that Make No Sense

Program Directors are notorious for establishing rules for their air staff. Programmers love to make programming rules. It makes things easier to manage, but programming rules suck the life out of the sound of...

Play the Christmas Hits: And Here’s What Those Hits Are

Whether flipping to an All-Christmas format or just adding songs to an existing format, radio programmers should follow a longstanding programming guideline: Play the hits. But what are the Christmas hits? There are so...

Download: Christmas Songs Safe List

Here is a list of highly-researched Christmas songs that are safe for most stations to program, courtesy of P1 Research. https://tjohnsonmediagroup.com/shop/christmas-programming-guide-ebook/

Perfect Music Categories: Step By Step

Most programmers know how important it is to get the math right in music rotations. And few would argue against playing the right songs as judged and expected by the target audience. Right? Right....

Music Programming: Tips to Get Sound Coding Right

Many programmers and music directors spend hours and hours coding songs. The effort is time well spent because it takes time to really analyze the songs but let's simplify it by taking steps to...

Should You Play All Christmas Music?

Every year, more and more stations flip to all Christmas music. And they do it earlier and earlier. In many markets, multiple stations battle to win the position as the All-Christmas station. It seems...

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Be a Politician. Win The Vote!

You may hate government, politics, and the whole political machine, not to mention election campaigns. But, at the end of the day, each radio...
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