Thursday, February 20, 2020

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...

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...

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 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...

You’ll Be Surprised That This Commercial Free Stop Set Strategy Works

Many radio stations enjoy ratings success by manipulating their stop set strategy to allow for longer commercial free periods in the market's most listened-to quarter hours. I can tell you from experience that it works....

Increase Ratings? Simple. Reduce Tune Out

If a radio station could reduce listener erosion, that station could sustain ratings without marketing, promotion or increased costs. Without tune out, listeners would become fans, and you would reach ratings nirvana. Why worry...

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...

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 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....

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...

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Game: The 5-Headed Beast

This can be played as a weekly feature as well: The 5 Headed Beast is a play-along game that challenges the listener to answer...