Sunday, July 12, 2020

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...

6 Tips For Writing Better News Stories

Most stations have some form of information segments on the air. It may be a formal newscast, sports updates or entertainment news feature, but at some point  tips for writing better news stories will come in...

7 Best Practices to Use Audio Drops In Information Segments

Inserting audio into an information segment can be a tremendous tool to make content come alive. When news audio drops accent a story, it adds pace, momentum and interest to a story, as long...

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...

Contest: Weather Guarantee

The Weather Guarantee contest is perfect for news stations, television stations and full service stations where an image for weather information is important. Most news and talk stations don't do a lot of contesting, but this has...

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...

Game: 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...

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...

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. But one...

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. “It’s not us", they said. "It’s just PPM.” Well, it's time for stations in the news business to take notice. Radio's...

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Back To School Wake Up

The Back To School Wake Up promotion is an idea that can be used anytime, but it's best during back-to-school week. And after all: who...