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Writing for Radio

Well, I just moved, and I think we can all agree, moving is a giant pain in the ass. There was a small, nostalgic silver lining in this move, as I found a bunch of CDs with commercials I’ve written over the last 20 years or so. I’ve got stuff from everywhere I’ve done radio creative, save for the CBC, though you’ll definitely find some CBC creative in the form of interstitials on... read more

Vanilla Radio

Every once in awhile a radio article comes out that is bang-on about personality radio. This is one of them. Mark Ramsey, a radio guru, shares his thoughts on why your morning show might not be working. I’d argue, his thoughts on personality apply to all dayparts. Some highlights for me: Because they’re just not that good It’s true! Radio managers are not famous for spotting and nurturing talent.... read more

New and Noteworthy on iTunes

With the recent passing of my father, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from the podcast. I’ll be back soon. Meantime, iTunes put the program in its New and Notable... read more

The Bad Guys are the Fun Guys

Radio is definitely a business, but the best radio hosts are true artists, not unlike actors, bands, or comedians. Often the most talented, and popular artists in those fields are a “bit quirky.” Radio isn’t that different, and some of the best in the biz are a little different.  This is a great piece on radio talent from Fred Jacobs over at the Jacobs Media blog, and echoes similar... read more