Saturday, November 17, 2018

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...

4 Tips For News On a Music Station

There's a lot of debate about the role of news on a music station. There are conflicting opinions on whether news in the traditional sense should be on any station at all....

How To Write News Stories With Perspective

There's a huge difference in simply presenting a news, sports or entertainment news segment and creating a feature that attracts and holds an audience. There are many factors, but in the end, it comes...

The Breaking News Syndrome: How to Get Attention for On-Air Segments

One of the key concepts I teach air personalities is how to turn up the volume. This applies to building more interesting stories, creating features that take on more importance with the audience, being more...

Ditch the Facts: Tell Me a Story

One of the strongest recommendations for virtually all radio stations with personalities is to drop the news. At least, news as it's typically presented. Reading a story that's more likely to be read in print...

Uh Oh: Research Says Radio’s News Problem Has Reached The Danger Zone

Radio stations that depend on news and information have trended down, down, down over the past decade or so. “It’s not us", they said. "It’s just PPM.” Well, if you’re in the news business,...

Guide To Programming News Stories

Programming information elements is not difficult, but it does takes time and attention. This article contains guidelines on how to make each update exciting, fresh and different, while still covering the biggest stories of the...

What Has Happened to News Credibility?

In the past, radio stations worked hard to be the station listeners turned to for information. They worked and worked to break stories and become the trusted source. A reputation for news credibility was...

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 game elements, and inform the audience at the same time. This...

News Programming Dilemma: What Listeners Want Or What They Need?

Consumer behavior patterns have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. You already know that. It's a world where anyone can get what they want when they want it, at the tap of a...

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Promotion: Give Back

What do you do to offset an image for being an outrageous, edgy morning show? With a heartfelt, sensitive and emotional promotional campaign. Give...