Local Christian Radio Is Responding to the Crisis of Disconnection

Local Christian Radio Is Responding to the Crisis of Disconnection

You don't have to look far to see our culture has a crisis of disconnection. We are faux-connected to thousands of other people via our computers and phones. The problem with this is it's not the same as real-life connection. And it's a soul-crushing addiction. "The opposite of addiction is...

Back To School

Back To School

No season is more clear cut than "back to school" season. Staying up late, sleeping in, and eating whenever you feel like it is over. Vacation mode is set to off as the alarm clocks are turned back on. Hopefully you got a vacation this summer. Vacations are important, not just for the fun you have...

Magic Words

Magic Words

As a child, you were taught the magic words. And if you're a parent, you've passed them on to your kids ... Saying "Please" when you ask for something communicates respect and "Thank You" expresses gratitude to the other person. What makes these words magical? It's because they transform us, if...

Stop Fundraising

Stop Fundraising

If you work in CCM radio, you are a fundraiser. The majority of stations are listener-supported and even if you work at a commercial station, you likely do third party fundraisers. Well, stop it. Fundraising is about you. Conversely, people's decisions to give are about them. Stop Fundraising and...

How Long Is The Perfect Break?

How Long Is The Perfect Break?

"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter," Blaise Pascal, 1657. I'll keep this short: The personalities on many music radio stations talk too much. It was hard enough for radio stations to compete when the competition was only a handful of other stations within range of your...

Prep School for Radio Personalities

Radio Air Talent Webinar: Giving Yourself Permission To Be You

https://youtu.be/nhnfF9APrlc Angela's Notes Giving Yourself Permission to Be You On-Air Personal Worksheet By Angela ‘the girl with many last names’ Stevens Lead with Values: Every break contains a value, spoken or unspoken.  Even “fun” is a value.  Values Important to My...

K-LOVE MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY

K-LOVE MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY

$103.5 Million. That is how much K-LOVE has paid to acquire six stations from Cumulus: WPLJ in NYC, WYAY in Atlanta, WRQX in Washington D.C., KFFG in San Jose, WZAT in Savannah, GA, and WXTL in Syracuse, NY. Cumulus needed the cash and K-LOVE has it. They're not sorry and neither should you...

Create Great Content

Create Great Content

The greats in any field make their craft look easy. Michael Jordan has even apologized for that fact. Radio is no different. I was asked to share what it takes to create great on-air content at Positive Alternative Radio’s Vision Week. In my observation, it starts with this: Schedule Daily...