Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Methods To Test Features

We all love our babies. They're cute to us because they're ours. But if you step back, some of those kids are ugly. It's the same with features. Is the feature working for you? How...

How to Conduct a (Nearly) Free Research Project

A free research project? Seriously? That price point gets even the tightest manager’s attention. But you can do it, if you are willing to invest a little time and creativity into a project. First off,...

5 Hidden Research Mistakes That Could Tank Your Station

You're ready for that next big research project that will define your station brand. Maybe it's a perceptual study to measure the station's current position. Or a music test to find the right songs....

Music Research: How To Interpret Results

The results of the music research have come in. 600 songs have been tested, and you have reams of data. Now it's time to interpret results and get it on the air. The first thing you notice makes...

The Danger of Using Online Music Clubs For Music Research

Programmers who base music choices on research and data feel comfortable and confident in the decisions they make. They reason feedback from real listeners is more reliable than good old fashioned "gut". But there...

How To Get Free Audience Research

Radio stations have a tremendous advantage over most businesses. We have a large audience that is willing to respond with feedback if we ask for it properly. Mine that resource, can you can get...

Music Research: Asking About Burn Is Useless

Programmers want to know everything possible when making music decisions. That's understandable. The more detail and insight, the more we can fine-tune the playlist. It's part of the pursuit of a perfect radio station....

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...

Music Research: Get More Response-Ask For Less

Sometimes, to get more, it makes sense to ask for less. That sounds strange, but it's not a contradiction of terms. It's reality, and it certainly applies to the world of online surveys. How many times...

Improve Music Research: Eliminate The Middle

Radio station music research has been around for decades, but many stations are still testing songs the way they have for, well, decades. It's time to improve results by adjusting the traditional scale used to...

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How Shorter Attention Should Affect Song Selection

In the past, programmers generally accepted a music programming strategy that started with a code more suitable for physicians: Do no harm. That's still...