Stump Mr. Video

Stump Mr. Video

Nearly 40 years ago, I created a listener-participation game called Stump Mr. Video for my morning radio show. Too bad it could never work today. Here’s the story.

Bye Bye Broadcasts

Bye Bye Broadcasts

Brian Stelter was fired by CNN, but at least got to do a goodbye show, a courtesy that’s rarely offered to radio broadcasters. As I write in this piece, I speak from experience.

You’re Not On The Air

You’re Not On The Air

Taking regular phone calls from lonely listeners who just want to talk to someone is a recipe for bad radio. Here’s how I handled them during my years as a talk radio host.

DJ Lessons

DJ Lessons

Occasionally, during my years in music radio, I would get asked to speak to a high school class to explain what it’s like being in the business. This is what I told them.

Another Blown Promotion Opportunity

Another Blown Promotion Opportunity

I recently attended two screenings where radio DJs got up before the movie to promote the station and give stuff away. In both cases, the jocks blew the opportunity by failing to read the room.

This Is A No Ad Zone

This Is A No Ad Zone

Some radio (and podcast) personalities have gotten rich by having great relationships with advertisers. I was never one of them, but I do have a few stories to share.

Bad Radio Promotion

Bad Radio Promotion

Yesterday, I heard a promo for a radio station giveaway that had me shaking my head because it went against everything on-air contests should be about.

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