Sunday, July 5, 2020

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...

Your Morning Show Should Start Earlier Than It Is

Traditionally, radio morning shows start at 6 and end at 10. Why? Because that's what time the rating services have chosen to define a "morning" show. But consumer behavior changes. And as it does,...

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...

Why Radio Programming Is Tricky: The Two Switch Theory

While watching some old home videos (yeah, we have a life), I learned a valuable radio programming lesson from my two year old son. Specifically, it reminded me of the two switch theory of...

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...

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...

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...

Analyze and Fine Tune Your Station With Zero-Based Programming

It happens to every radio station. Clutter Creep happens, little by little. Over time, the station becomes full of stuff that doesn't need to be there. That's why I recommend program directors step back...

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...

Getting The Most From Listener Advisory Panels

Listeners usually love to tell you what they think. Asking their opinion gets them involved, which can also lead to increased loyalty. That's why Listener Advisory Panels are invaluable sources of information and insight into...

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Casting a Radio Show: Perform The Role

In my seminar on demand, Casting a Radio Show, I show managers and programmers how to put together a team of performers that become...