Performance Tips

Pick topics about which you really care Open show strong, or with a monologue Never be boring Only take calls if they make the show better, and don’t let calls go longer than they should. If a topic goes wrong, reframe it. You can change …

Look in my eyes, what do you see?

Talent isn’t absolute, but is contextual. Some on-air talent will be good for one timeslot, or one genre. If you have confidence in the talent, give ’em time and try different situations. Motivating talent seems to be a combination of corporate supervision, with some appeals …

Radio Is A Sound Salvation

Prerecorded media—interviews, podcasts, fill-in news breaks—are becoming increasingly popular. Presumably, this is negatively impacting personality-driven radio shows. I’m surprised. I appreciate a well-executed radio show. Most great radio shows have immediacy and audience interactivity, I feel like I listen to a podcast; I attend a …

The Start of Something Special

Copying this post from a post I made on Facebook: A few litmus tests for memes, before you post: If it says a law was made because someone or some people were “offended”, it’s nearly always, reliably wrong. “Offended” is what bigots use to defend …

I’m Looking At The Man In The Mirror

In 2013, NYMag published this excellent extract from 31 self-improvement books. I’m curious about the veracity of some, such as: “After greeting someone, immediately clap your hands, then raise your handshake hand toward their heart.” What’s the second part of this about? “When your creativity …

The Most Superlative Lies

Donald Trump frequently describes things as “like never seen before” and “the best” and “the worst”. He pairs it with fabrications—that he’s responsible for the best something in our nation’s history (when he’s neither responsible, nor is it the best). Recently, Senator Ron Johnson, who …