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Local Talent Working Long Distance

The biggest obstacle in hiring good talent is often geography. Smart broadcasters know that the survival of AM/FM radio depends more on talent than music alone. But finding personalities has never been tougher. You might think that the obstacle is money. Even in top ten markets, some radio jobs offer the same pay as Wal-Mart. You […]

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Expanding Relationship Content

In a recent Kat Country Stockton-Modesto coaching session with The DJ Walker Morning Show, one of the topics we discussed was adding more relationship content to the show. Once we reminded ourselves that relationship content is more than couples and dating, we realized that several of the hosts had an abundance of this content in their own homes. DJ’s elderly mother, adult son, adult [...]

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Getting Listener Calls in 2022

I recently had a laugh-filled reunion lunch with Jonathon Rush, Gary David, and Gary “Thrills” Mills of iHeart Radio in Columbia, South Carolina. We reminisced about fun times at CHR WNOK in the 1980s. The request lines back then never stopped ringing. Listeners would call 24/7. Fast-forward to 2022 and people seem to hate talking on the phone. […]

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21 Habits of Successful People

2021 has been another catastrophic year with natural disasters, unnecessary violence, and the persistence of Covid variances. Yet we are grateful for our shows and clients that have served and connected with their communities as an inspiration through the discord. The holiday season is a time for reflecting on the passing year and crafting plans […]

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Creativity: Get Back (To Basics)

Social media has been on fire since Disney + released The Beatles: Get Back. For the first time, we are privileged to watch The Beatles create their last album in the studio. Director Peter Jackson has done a remarkable job editing over 150 intimate hours of previously unseen video and audio into an eight-hour documentary broken into three parts. Get […]

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10 Ways to Practice Daily Gratitude

Sitting in a cabin in the mountains staring at a roaring fire, I am grateful for the extraordinary splendor of our dear Mother Earth. I am grateful for all of our clients and shows that jumped on Zoom for coaching sessions and conference calls during these unprecedented times. ~ Randy Lane As Jon Kabat-Zinn says, “The […]

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Do You Practice the “V “Word?

“If you’ve created a work culture where vulnerability isn’t okay, you’ve also created a culture where innovation and creativity aren’t okay.” – Dr. Brené Brown. Right now, the hot buzzword in everything from relationships to business management Is vulnerability. Most morning shows tend to focus on fun, humor, and objective information. The upside to humor is that it’s the number one [...]

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Three Ways Successful Talents Focus

As the saying goes, what you focus on grows. How do you maintain focus amidst a hurricane of distractions? What do you focus on, and what do you filter out? Focus is like internet bandwidth. Imagine your overwhelmed Zoom connection at home when the whole family is working and schooling virtually. Your focus can become […]

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Coach Phil Jackson Coaching Principles

Last week’s blog highlighted legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden’s coaching success principles and how they relate to coaching air talent. My other coaching mentor, Phil Jackson, coached basketball players to be leaders on the court and in life. Jackson’s coaching philosophies not only apply to coaching talent, but they are also designed to get maximum performance to […]

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