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Unsolicited Advice for Alternative Radio

Unsolicited Advice for Alternative Radio

Hey Alternative Radio, can we talk? Because there’s something that’s been on my mind for a while now, and, well, I think I need to say it, and it might be helpful. If you’re into getting some feedback…maybe?

Mixcloud Offers a Solution for Streaming Long-Form Music Shows

Mixcloud Offers a Solution for Streaming Long-Form Music Shows

Producers of long-form radio shows have long wanted to post their shows for catch-up streaming, but copyright law has made that difficult. Here’s a possible solution…

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour - Use the BCG Growth-Share Matrix

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour – Use the BCG Growth-Share Matrix

In order to do something new, we need to create capacity. One of the best ways to do that is by killing something off. The BCG Growth-Share Matrix will help you do that — and more…

Thought Starter: Jeff DeGraff on Innovation

Thought Starter: Jeff DeGraff on Innovation

The “Dean of Innovation,” Jeff DeGraff breaks down the four parts of innovation — a good thought starter as we head into NON-COMM…

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour - Clean up Your Recurrents

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour – Clean up Your Recurrents

After a new song has had its run in Current Rotation – what to do? Unfortunately, many of us make mistakes at decision time…

New Toys To Help Stations Up Their Video Game

New Toys To Help Stations Up Their Video Game

At this week’s NAB Show New York, we saw a bunch of new technical solutions focused on video. The good news is the price continues to drop while the toys pack more punch…

Improve Your Station in Less Than An Hour - The Art of the Aircheck

Improve Your Station in Less Than An Hour – The Art of the Aircheck

Want to positively impact the sound of your radio station — and impact it immediately? Start airchecking your talent — here are six tips to make it painless…

By 2020, 82% of All Internet Traffic Will Be Video -- What That Means for You

By 2020, 82% of All Internet Traffic Will Be Video — What That Means for You

No, this isn’t a doom and gloom statistic supporting the idea that video killed the radio star, it’s a wake-up call that there is an effective, inexpensive marketing opportunity sitting right in front of you…

Fixing the New Music Mistakes That Triple A Stations Keep Making

Fixing the New Music Mistakes That Triple A Stations Keep Making

Easy to execute tips that will get you more credit for playing new music – from both your audience and label counterparts…

The New Music Mistakes That Triple A Stations Can't Stop Making

The New Music Mistakes That Triple A Stations Can’t Stop Making

Triple A Radio talks a good game about breaking artists, but poor execution actually damages artist development and leaves the audience wanting…

NON-COMM Triple A Radio Stations - On Average

NON-COMM Triple A Radio Stations – On Average

At this year’s NON-COMMvention, the RRC’s Dave Sullivan presented stats on that gave insight on the state of the format. See how you stack up…

What NON-COMM Triple A Thinks of Itself

What NON-COMM Triple A Thinks of Itself

At last week’s NON-COMMVention, WXPN’s Bruce Warren presented the “state of the union,” highlighting not only the diversity of Triple A NON-COMMs, but what they have in common…

Worth Watching - KCRW's Below the Ten

Worth Watching – KCRW’s Below the Ten

As part of KCRW’s “Below the Ten” project, a photojournalism piece on one of the last LA juke joints is turned into a short film. Worth a look…

22 Things You Can Do Instead of Arguing With Record Reps

22 Things You Can Do Instead of Arguing With Record Reps

A lesson from a recovering record label abuser: Beating up reps over concert co-promotes is a waste of time and valuable resources. Here’s what you should do instead…

Oakland Roots Artist Wins NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest

Oakland Roots Artist Wins NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest

Oakland, California’s Fantastic Negrito has been named the winner of NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. Hear why, and check out a few runners up…

Triple A: Your Library Might Be Killing You (Part 2)

Triple A: Your Library Might Be Killing You (Part 2)

In this second part of our post examining Triple A music libraries, we cite more common mistakes Triple A stations make that end up hurting their ratings performance…

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