Monday, January 21, 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...

3 Reasons Listeners Have Stopped Paying Attention

Short attention spans demand clear, simple, worthwhile, short messages. Or, a longer, compelling story that unfolds with miniature payoffs leading toward a suspenseful end. Either way, the key is efficient, focused presentation. The problem...

Why You need a Programming Strategy That Targets Mood

Why do listeners choose your station? Do you know the most important reason listeners choose your station or show brand over others? If you know the answer to that question, you're equipped to develop...

The Real Competition Is Not Other Stations

Programmers and managers spend sleepless nights tossing and turning, plotting programming enhancements to counteract moves made by other radio stations to capture listener attention. And you know what? Most of that energy is wasted....

How To Create an Audience Persona For More Effective Targeting

What do you think of when you see the words audience persona? Is it scary? Vague? Not even on your radar? Maybe it's boring or one of those things that seems important, but easy...

How To Tell A Good Complaint From a Bad One

It seemed like a never-ending battle with the audience. Our morning show was the legendary Jeff & Jer, who were pretty good at what they did as evidenced by their induction into the Radio...

Is Your Target Audience Too Narrow?

Most stations have a target audience. It is a common step in the marketing process for all brands, including radio stations. But have you identified the right target audience to get the best results...

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...

Quick Fix For Radio Programming

You're probably familiar with Gordon Ramsay, right? He's the celebrity chef with a personality that's built his empire on television shows include Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell and MasterChef US. Ramsay's direct approach...

How Long Talk Breaks Should Be

Finding the right combination of music and talk is a non-scientific task. Break length and music count are issues nearly every programmer wrestles with. How long talk breaks should be is one of the...

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Feature: Your Show On The Street

You've probably seen (or heard of) YouTube star Billy On the Street. The concept is simple: Billy's an interesting, fun personality who talks to people...