Friday, November 27, 2020

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...

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....

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....

Programming a Radio Station Requires Art And Science

Personality radio is both art and science. And it should be performed in relatively equal parts. Often, programmers place so much emphasis on science, they miss the art. Or vice-versa. Personalities tend to disregard...

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...

Action Plan: What To Do Now to Excite Millennials

It seems that the radio industry has awakened to the reality that the generation called millennials is large, valuable and mysterious. It's true. Nobody will argue that they'll fade away or lose influence. They're...

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...

Win The Most Music Battle By Playing 2 More Songs Each Hour

The battle over most music rages on, though today's competition comes from new technology as much (or more) than from other radio stations. If programmers could find room to play 2 more songs every...

It’s Time To Rethink Your Clocks

At any hour of any day, tune in any station in any market. What is on the radio? Sameness. Commercials happen at the same time on most stations. Promos are the first element in...

How Learning Theory Affects Programming

You may not have heard of the term learning theory, but understanding how the audience becomes familiar with and loyal to, brands will change how you program radio stations. Seriously. This is game-changing. In this...

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Christmas Promotion Stunt: The Talking Snowman

The Talking Snowman is a great Christmas stunt on the air and makes for terrific videos that get shared on social media. In this article,...