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Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

August 2, 2012

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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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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 […]

You Are What You Read

July 26, 2012

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In last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I interviewed Roy Williams, the copy writing and advertising guru known to many people as The Wizard of Ads. When I asked him for suggestions on how to write better scripts for radio ads he had replied that behind every great writer was a great reader, “Most people […]

Tosh Point Oh-No!

July 17, 2012

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There are only a couple of hard and fast rules I believe in when it comes to working with talent  and Daniel Tosh, the stand-up comedian who hosts the Comedy Central Show “Tosh.0,” broke one of them recently: don’t make jokes about rape. Tosh was apparently talking about how rape jokes are actually quite hilarious and […]

Why Best-Selling Authors Keep Selling

June 27, 2012

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I’ve got approximately 800 pages to go in the fourth book of the series that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based on (George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”). That means I’ve already digested the approximately 2500 pages that make up the first three installments. I bring this up because I can’t believe I’ve gotten […]

Do a Show Springsteen Would Be Proud Of

May 29, 2012

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When I was a program director I used to try to read books about how to be a better manager. I always got suckered in by the ones that had pop culture references I thought I could relate to. I remember one about Tony Soprano’s management style and another that was based on The Matrix. Invariably I […]

A Lesson From Martha Stewart About Your Show

May 14, 2012

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Whether you love Martha Stewart or hate her, you have to give her credit, the woman has been very successful. So I was intrigued by a recent Future Buzz article on lessons marketers can learn from her. Out of seven lessons, one that stood out to me had the headline, “Tap the Innovation Crowd” which focuses on how Stewart […]