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...

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...

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...

WHAT’S THAT SOUND?

WHAT’S THAT SOUND?

Have you ever had a hard time hearing what a radio personality was saying? How about listening to the radio and knowing the jock was voice-tracked? Maybe the levels were off, or the DJ sounded too muddy. In radio, audio is your medium. There are no visuals. All content is sound-based, making the...

It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business

It’s Not Show Friends, It’s Show Business

"It's not show friends, it's show business" - Bob Sugar (Jay Mohr) in 'Jerry Maguire' Have you ever noticed how many of your friends are not hosting radio shows? They aren't cut out for it. Your real-life friends probably think it's easy to do radio ... a few of them may even start a podcast but...