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International Aircheck: Lessons from Kyle & Jackie O

Kyle & Jackie O are legendary (and notorious) radio presenters. They have worked together in Australian radio for almost 20 years. Their success has helped raise the profile of Australian radio with an international audience. They joined brand new Sydney radio station KIIS 1065 in 2014, to host the breakfast show, and went straight to…

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International Aircheck: Lessons from Elvis Duran

Elvis Duran is a legendary radio guy, and morning show host, but what makes him so special? In this International Air Check: Lessons from Elvis, I review an hour of his show, chosen at random, and surface some of his secrets.

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5 Star Show Prep: How To Create Killer Content

It was an honour to join Ken Benson and Andreas Sannemann for the first 2021 episode of their excellent webinar series, ‘Global Radio Ideas’, presented by P1 Media Group and Benztown. The session was all about 5 Star Show Prep. As a partner in two prep services for radio presenters: Smash Prep and Show Prep,…

Key Dynamics Shaping Radio’s Future

I was recently invited to speak at the Association of European Radios Conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference theme was ‘Audio Revolution: Radio’s future in an age of tech giants’. What follows is a lightly edited version of that presentation…

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Radio Moments – Conversations

I was very flattered when David Lloyd recently invited me to be part of his podcast series, ‘Radio Moments – Conversations‘. The show is a walk-through of my radio career from 1980 as a radio presenter to today, as an International Radio Consultant…

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Why Hire A Radio Consultant?

When you hire a good radio consultant, you are hiring an expert. Someone who has spent their career developing in-depth insight and experience that can save your radio business both time and money…

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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

Emma Coates was a Pixar storyboard artist when she wrote a series of 22 tweets about storytelling. They were insights she learned from working there between 2006 and 2012. She has more recently described them as “notes to my younger self”.

Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling are simple, clear actionable rules that will help improve your storytelling.

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Creativity on Demand

We all know creativity is the ‘killer app’ for great content. We also know how hard it can be to be consistently creative under pressure. So what can you do, to make sure your creativity is on full power?

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The Write Way To Go About Things

Great writers make it look easy. They write to articulate ideas, conjure up images and make connections. They engage and inspire the reader or listener. On the other hand, poor writers can make the simplest principle opaque and make reading or listening a chore.

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Ultimate Air Check Presentation

At the excellent Next Radio Conference, my research partner Niklas Nordén and I presented our content testing tool, Ultimate Air Check. It shows how radio station listeners respond dynamically to radio content such as benchmarks, features, interviews & bulletins as they are listening to them.