Saturday, November 17, 2018

Coach, Don’t Correct: How To Get Better Performance From Air Checks

The program director was frustrated with his morning show. And for good reason. It was under-performing and there were a lot of things that needed to be fixed. And in one meeting we fixed...

6 Reasons Air Check Sessions Suck, and How to Fix It

How many times have you been in an air check session and spent most of the time trying to figure out how to create an emergency so you can escape? That's because, usually, air...

Coaching Talent: Treat Talent Like Dogs

Here's some unexpected advice for programmers and managers when coaching volatile air personalities. You should treat talent like dogs. What? Seriously? Thats sounds strange coming from a radio talent coach, and I've had a lot of...

Coaching Talent: Creating a For The Show Mentality

Team chemistry is important for a radio show. But what happens when that chemistry  is shaken? That's a special situation that requires unique talent coaching skills. A For The Show (FTS) mentality can get you...

4 Coaching Tips to Help Talent Tell Better Personal Stories

A priority for air personalities should be an intense focus to create unique, original content from their personal lives through observation and storytelling. The problem is most talent doesn't have the experience, training or expertise to pull it...

Coaching Talent: Keep Them Leashed Until Learned

When training a puppy, it’s really exciting to watch them learn a new skill. When that pup learns a new trick, all that repetition and hard work is paying off. What a celebration when they...

Air Check Freshness

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 like a great radio show. Every day should be comfortable,...

How Long Talk Breaks Should Be

Finding the right combination of music and talk is a non-scientific task. Break length and music count are issues nearly every programmer wrestles with. How long talk breaks should be is one of the...

How To Air Check News Segments

One of the most overlooked areas of radio programming is reviewing and critiquing information elements on the station. News and information segments often stand apart, outside what's considered normal jurisdiction for a programmer, and it's easy...

Coaching Talent: How To Avoid Familiarity Bias

If you’re like most people, you’re a human being. How’s that for an opening line that is inarguable? And being human means you’re biased. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It just mean's...

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Feature: News Quiz

News and information shouldn't be boring, especially on a personality-oriented station. News Quiz is an easy way to make it fun and interactive by adding...