Monday, March 25, 2019

Fix Radio Traffic Reports In 4 Easy Steps

There's no doubt that many (most?) of us get traffic information from a smartphone or navigation screen in our vehicles, rendering radio traffic reports far less valuable than in the past. In fact, an argument...

Is There A Rule That Every Station Must Have Entertainment Reports

Every week, I try to monitor a couple of shows I haven't heard before. It's fun to hear new ideas and sometimes discover new talent. Over and over, week after week, one thing stands...

It’s Time To Rethink Your Clocks

At any hour of any day, tune in any station in any market. What will you hear? Sameness. Commercials happen at the same times. Promos air going into stop sets. News is on at...

The Incredible Power of Super-Listeners

Most radio stations already have enough listeners. We would, of course, always like more. More is better. But I'm guessing you have enough to be #1 with the target audience at least. And probably...

How To Double Your Ratings

Yeah, a headline like Double Your Ratings immediately makes you think it will be followed with some flippant comment like, "Get twice as many listeners." I'm not selling a magic, "get rich quick" plan. But...

Feature: Entertainment Fact or Fiction

This is a fun game to play each day, or you could bring it out as a once-in-awhile stand alone feature. Entertainment Fact or Fiction can be part of an existing Entertainment Report, or...

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...

Radio Theories on Stop Set Placement

The best way to program commercials is to go commercial free. Okay, that's not probable. So what is the best way to schedule those pesky spots? What is programming's best practice on stop set placement?...

Music Scheduling: To Recycle Gold Or Not?

There are a tremendous amount of decisions to make in music scheduling. And one of the most discussed and debated is whether or not to recycle gold titles. If you are new to the concept...

Air Check Imaging

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. As station resources fall victim...

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