Monday, October 22, 2018

Win The Most Music Battle By Playing 2 More Songs Each Hour

The battle over most music rages, though today's competition comes from new technology as much (or more) than from other radio stations. If programmers could find room to play 2 more songs every hour,...

When To Break For Commercials

Radio stations need to re-evaluate their programming clocks. But more than that, programmers and personalitie need to learn how to earn extra quarter hours by learning new tactics of when to break for commercials. I'm...

You’ll Be Surprised That This Commercial Free Stop Set Strategy Works

Many radio stations enjoy ratings success by manipulating their stop set strategy to allow for longer commercial free periods in the market's most listened-to quarter hours. I can tell you from experience that it works....

Program Jingles: Don’t Just Play Them

There are many different ways to identify your radio station, but many first time programmers (and even some experienced PDs) fall into ruts. They fall in love with programming tactics, then set it and...

Radio Theories on Stop Set Placement

The best way to program commercials is to go commercial free. Okay, that's not probable. So what is the best way to schedule those pesky spots? What is programming's best practice on stop set placement?...

3 Reasons Listeners Have Stopped Paying Attention

Short attention spans demand clear, simple, worthwhile, short messages. Or, a longer, compelling story that unfolds with miniature payoffs leading toward a suspenseful end. Either way, the key is efficient, focused presentation. The problem...

Imaging Is a Secret Weapon If Managed Properly

Production is a powerful tool, and used effectively, can be an important part of your message and communication. This applies to the station in general, but to air talent in particular. It's perhaps most...

To Achieve Music Variety You must Understand Music Variety

Perhaps the most misunderstood programming concept for music-based formats is defining what  music variety really is. We think we understand it, but our definition of the term often has as many applications as there...

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Air Check Relatable

Air checks are usually tedious, only a bit more fun than dental surgery. But they don’t have to be. It takes time, commitment and creativity-just...