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Maybe You Should Be So Dramatic

April 24, 2012


The next time someone tells you not to be so dramatic let them in on this little statistic; according to a new Nielsen report TV dramas account for 41% of all prime time viewing while reality TV accounts for just 16%. Sports is actually the second most viewed type of programming with 22%, sit-coms get 11% and […]

Emotional Cage Match: Rage vs. Joy

April 19, 2012


Here’s a great observation from a recent edition of the Monday Morning Memo from Roy William’s, who’s known to his followers as The Wizard of Ads, “Rage is a stronger motivator than joy. Not a stronger emotion; a stronger motivator. Rage demands action. Joy does not.” When it comes to hosting a radio show that is […]

Be a Curator for Your Audience

April 13, 2012


If you think of a curator as being an old librarian telling you to hush or socially awkward museum worker talking about the unique forms of ink used in the 1700’s to paint pictures of trees you need to think again. With so much information being posted online everyday, curating is being redefined by people who  filter […]

Pinned: What Your Audience Really Cares About

March 19, 2012


Here’s something worth considering before you start your show prep today. According to a article, the business intelligence firm RJ Metrics has compiled the top ten categories people are creating boards for on the hottest new social media site going; Pinterest. These are topics people are interested enough in to compile articles, photos and other materials in an organized […]

The Way of the Pelican

February 29, 2012


As you may know if you read any of last week’s posts I just spent a week laying on the beach in the Dominican Republic. One of the most fascinating things I saw, aside from a proliferation of really bad swim suit choices, were a number of pelicans who hung out on the beach. These guys […]

Paul McCartney? Nope, Never Heard of Him

February 23, 2012


Apparently last weekend during the Grammy Awards, while I was enjoying the “Golden Slumbers Medley” which turned into a great guitar jam, one of the trending topics on Twitter was how many young people had no idea who Paul McCartney is. Blasphemous. Unbelievable. You damn kids! Get off my lawn! However, this is not simply a generation gap. I remember […]

Your Show Should be Trendy

February 14, 2012


Being “trendy” used to be a somewhat derogatory term. It meant you got involved with whatever was hot at that moment and then abandoned it whenever something newer, flashier or more interesting came along. Not a very consistent approach to life and an even worse idea when it comes to hosting a show and building an audience. Today, being “trendy” has […]

Love or Hate It: New Madonna Record is an Event

February 6, 2012


The words most tweeted to describe Madonna’s halftime show are: “amazing”, “great”, “good”, “best”, “bad” and “hating”. Out of the six terms five are very polarizing with only “good” being a middle of the road type opinion. According to a Digital Spy article the love and hate ran wild during the half-time show which averaged 8,000 tweets per […]

A Look at How Stephen Colbert Raised $1 Million

February 2, 2012


After a little bit of digging I found out that “The Colbert Report” averages 1.5 million total viewers per episode and the Web site averages 1.2 million unique monthly visitors. That number makes the fact that host Steven Colbert’s Super PAC, known as Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised over $1 million dollars in contributions […]

A Suggestion from My Sibling: Consider All Your Listeners

January 20, 2012


My sister Judy and I While catching up on the phone recently my sister Judy and I started discussing my blog — yes I know, we both need more exciting lives — and I asked if she would be interested in writing a guest post. Check out what she wrote below and a thought from […]