Lessons from a Hall of Famer

Millions of us grew up listening to John “Records” Landecker on the radio. He’s incredibly talented, for sure. But what separates Landecker from other, less accomplished, talented people is hard work and perseverance. In introducing Landecker to his...

Find Your Farm Report

What’s the One Thing you’re working to improve this week? If you need some inspiration for your show or station, just pick a recurring feature, like say, a “farm report”. There’s a #showhack I first heard from Randy Lane that might help...

Rube Goldberg Radio Contesting

Rube Goldberg was an illustrator famous for depicting complicated gadgets that performed simple tasks in convoluted ways. A Rube Goldberg radio contest is similarly complicated. “Most Christian radio station contests are WAY too complicated. People aren’t going...

Words Count

This viral video demonstrates the power of changing just a few words to create an emotional response. When communicating to an audience, take as much time as you need to tell the story, and no more. Then EDIT EDIT EDIT. Make the words count. This applies to talking on...

How Do I Be Good?

Steve Martin on the first question you should ask if you want to be a successful comedian: I was talking to some students and they were saying things like, ‘How do I get an agent?’, ‘Where do I get my headshots?’ and I just thought …...