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Positive Coaching Leads To Positive Results (Usually)

Every broadcaster wants a positive relationship with the stars on the radio station. Of course! A good relationship is much more enjoyable than one filled with tension and distrust. But when problems arise, how...

Ask The Experts Question: Coaching Talent Through Mistakes

Question for Ask The Experts: My morning show drives me up the wall. They keep making the same mistakes over and over. I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Do you think I...

Air Check Bad Habits

Some airchecks are tedious and time-consuming. This is one of them, but a session to air-check bad habits is a powerful technique that every show could use on occasion because every show has crutches...

Air Check Transcript

Airchecks are usually tedious, and slightly more fun than dental surgery. But they don’t have to be. It takes time, commitment, and creativity to improve on-air performance through airchecks. And it is a grind....

Positive Feedback: The 9:1 Principle

It's not hard to hand out compliments. It's easier than being critical. After all, everyone loves hearing positive feedback. Yet, for some reason, many PDs feel it's their job to find problem areas and...

Aircheck Show Structure: The Drive Around Aircheck

Airchecks are usually tedious, often just a bit higher on the fun scale than dental surgery. Aircheck show structure on a regular basis to make sure the foundation is solid and the art and...

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...
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