Sunday, July 5, 2020

Setting Expectations for Radio Personalities

Have you ever thought you were doing a great job, and everyone was happy with you? Then you discover they were terribly disappointed. And it blows you away. You had no idea. The problem...

Coaching Talent: Catch Them Doing Something Good

Managing air talent isn't that complicated. Most are easy to get along with. Sure, some are difficult. But either way, the recipe is the same. Just Catch Them Doing Something Good, and reward them...

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...

Are You A Programming Fixer? Fix Yourself First

Programmers tend to be "fixers". I'm a programming fixer and many PD's I work with are, too. It's understandable. If only there were a magic wand to wave and have everything sounding just the way we...

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...

Coaching Talent: How To Inspire Personalities In a Rut

Ask any sports coach, teacher or parent about their biggest challenge, and it won't take long to hear something about working with people who aren't motivated. Add radio program director to that list, too....

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...

Coaching Talent: The Big But Syndrome

The Big But Syndrome is a real thing. No, it's not the trap guys get from women when they ask how they look in this outfit or these jeans. It's the same consideration dog...

Coaching Talent: How To Set Goals

Every radio show should constantly work toward a goal. And every programmer should build a radio station creatively and methodically to reach higher levels of performance. Successful programmers learn to set goals for radio...

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Programming Artist And Celebrity Deaths

Radio programmers are constantly looking for advantages. They tweak tactics to gain a quarter-hour in a constant game of cat-and-mouse to tilt The Ratings...