Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

April 30, 2013

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Stand-up comedienne Amy Schumer’s new show debuts tonight on Comedy Central and, amidst the hype, I came across an interview she did for Esquire where she, in a manner of speaking, talked about how to be an effective airtalent. She talks about how she feels that it is almost a responsibility to share whatever is […]

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The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

February 4, 2013

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The best spot in the Super Bowl by far goes to Dodge for the Ram Truck commercial that featured the voice of Paul Harvey. It was interesting to watch an entire party come to a halt as that spot progressed both because curiosity was building about who the commercial was for and because Harvey’s words were so powerful. […]

Make Your Content Lead to Action

August 8, 2012

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Kelly Decker of Decker Communications

“In any communication experience, the goal should be  to influence people to take action.” Kelly Decker, executive VP of Decker Communications I came across that quote in a recent edition of Business Insider’s Instant MBA and couldn’t get over how appropriate it is to not only the type of business presentation Decker was discussing but to what […]

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Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

August 7, 2012

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Name-Badge

The bells have rung. Times have changed. Listeners are smarter and more savvy about media than ever before. And therefore they are more skeptical too. Because of this, over and over again, the best hosts and programmers now say its important to connect with your audience in a real way. Have a conversation with them, be […]

Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

August 2, 2012

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Christopher Nolan says don't hold back, burn the money.

One of the best parts of working with hosts is exploring and refining their individual creative process. It’s interesting to discover what gets their creative juices flowing and find a way to maximize it so that it results in consistently compelling content for the listeners. So when I came across this article on Fandango where director Christopher Nolan talks about the process he […]

Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

July 31, 2012

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Nessa

For last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I was lucky enough to interview two women who are redefining the concept of hosting nights at Top 40 radio. Traditionally a boy’s club of sorts these two ladies – Silly Jilly of KKHH in Houston and Nessa of KYLD in San Francisco –  are proving that women can not only handle nights but score big […]

Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

July 30, 2012

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I watched an hour of Olympic archery and still have no idea what all the equipment hanging off this bow does.

I just watched the South Korea women’s archery team defeat China for the gold medal in team shooting. It was pretty dramatic. The two teams were separated by two points with six arrows left to go. For me the best part of the olympics is getting to see sports that are not usually on television […]

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