Browsing All posts tagged under »Twitter«

Clean Up on Aisle 2011: Someone Spilled Your Social Media

December 27, 2011


It’s been a busy year. And let’s be honest, 2012 isn’t going to slow down any. So while you catch your breath this week it’s a good time to do some cleaning up and organizing so you can get off to a good start in 2012. Here’s a few suggestions that might help you get ready for a more productive year: […]

You Want Me to Blog? Tweet You Pal!

December 19, 2011


My last post featured some great thoughts from Cumulus Senior VP of Programming Jan Jeffries about what hosts need to do to be effective. He was kind enough to forward the post to a large number of Cumulus PD’s which resulted in a nice traffic spike for my blog. Today, in hopes of there being […]

My Tacos Got Stolen a.k.a Remember to K.I.S.S. Facebook

November 17, 2011


It’s easy to go cross-eyed looking at the web of social media options and trying to understand how to use each one of them. Twitter just looks like a sea of @ symbols and # signs while every time you think you have a handle on Facebook the layout changes again. Don’t over think it. When in […]

Jim Gaffigan, Craig Ferguson and other Comics Who Get Twitter

November 14, 2011


While I was watching Michigan State beat Iowa this weekend I put together a Twitter list of comedians I like thinking it would be good to check out periodically when I need a laugh. You can see the list here. Once I had it assembled I looked at the feed and found something very interesting. […]

The Tweetest Taboo

October 26, 2011


With apologies to Sade (@sadeofficial) for the headline, this post is about how not to use Twitter and has nothing to do with her other than that pun. Recently I was streaming a station that prominently features what appears to be a “from the studio” Twitter feed on the front page of their Web site. I listened […]

Why Social Radio is Easier Than Social TV

October 14, 2011


In a short interview with iMedia Connection, NBC’s EVP of digital sales Peter Naylor describes the future of watching television as, “the marriage of old school television combined with tablets, mobile phones and social media.” He sees a day when television viewing is no longer a passive activity, “It’s voting, it’s polling, it’s Tweeting, it’s sharing, […]

Theater of the Tweet

August 17, 2011


Here are a few recent tweets from the Cobra at the Bronx Zoo (@BronxZoosCobra) who has over 228,000 followers: When will I learn not to plan an escape with unreliable peacocks? RT @eyewitnessnyc Wild bird escapes Central Park Zoo Ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the surface of the sun? […]

Facebook or Twitter? Feedback or Attention?

July 28, 2011


Here’s a nugget I picked up from an article about effective blogging, “blog posts that are shared on Twitter have more page views, while blog posts shared on Facebook have more comments.” Assuming this logic holds true for more than just blogs it’s worth keeping in mind when you post content for your show. If you want […]

How to be a Stand-Up Guy (Or Woman) in Radio

July 13, 2011


In some ways working in radio is like being in the mob. Once you’re in it can be really hard to get out. There are also certain responsibilities that come with being a member of the family. Such as reaching out when someone you know loses their gig like my friends at Q101 are this week. Don’t […]

Paying Homage to Steve Dahl – or – Why is Radio So Lame?

July 12, 2011


Apparently its been 30 years since anything exciting happened in Chicago radio and I can prove it. Just read the first line of a recent Chicago Tribune article about the impending changes in the market stemming from Emmis Communication’s sale of WKQX and WLUP to Randy Michael’s new company Merlin Media: “More than three decades removed from Disco Demolition Night at […]