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 …