Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Value of Fans To a Radio Station

Radio stations spend a lot of time and money chasing cume. And cume is important, for sure. The more customers, the better the chance to build a loyal fan base. But many stations put...

The Truth About Radio P1s and Fans

The ratings report is in. The ratings service says the station's cume is strong but P1's are down. Oh no! There's a problem with the radio station, because everyone knows that P1s are the lifeblood...

Don’t Let PPM Kill Your Brand Imaging

Has PPM changed how your station sounds? Probably, if only in small ways. But many stations have allowed PPM measurement to affect brand imaging on their stations. They're convinced that since the meters are...

6 Ways to Win a Programming Battle With A Direct Competitor

It’s normal to freak out a little when a new station, personality or radio show comes on the air. After all, the radio pie is already sliced pretty thin. Head-to-head competition is more common...

The One Thing That Can Make You #1

Most clients know how much value I place on focus and simplicity.  When you get to the heart of what works on the air, the power of the one thing is the key. In fact, there's one...

Should You Program For PPM Methodology?

I had an interesting email dialogue with an air personality in a major U.S. market about PPM methodology. Specifically, the question is whether it's possible to connect with the audience in a radio ratings world...

3 Ways To Lose a Programming Battle With A Direct Competitor

You have a new competitor in town. They've challenged your position and are attacking your brand. Uh oh. Now what? Hopefully, you'll follow these 6 ways to win the battle. But even if you...

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...

Ultimate Show Makeover Seminar on Demand

Every radio show should undergo a makeover once or twice a year. That’s how you stay fresh and relevant. This is my proven technique of using zero-based programming to keep your show fresh and exciting....

4 Ways to Impact Ratings By Thinking Outside In

Radio is one of those peculiar industries that touches all aspects of a programmer’s life. Radio station(s) require so much time and attention, it is hard to keep perspective. It's easy to think "inside...

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The Only 4 Reasons for a Station Promotion

When planning and preparing a promotion campaign, stop and think: What is the goal? What are we really trying to achieve? There are only 4...