Radio Show Prep

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In our ongoing effort to help BlogTalkRadio’s many talented online radio hosts better produce and promote their shows, we’ve developed a new Quick Tips series.

Tip #1: Before scheduling your show, choose the right title, description, and keywords.

The first thing you’ll need to do when getting ready for your show is schedule an episode. Scheduling your episode will create a page that includes all the important details for your upcoming episode: date, time, topic and so on. An effective title, description and keyword tags can help you attract listeners.

Here are some quick Dos and Don’ts when creating your title, description and keywords:

Do

  • Try to limit the number of words in your title to six words or less.
  • Keep your titles and descriptions focused and interesting.
  • Have a great guest? Use their name in the episode title (i.e. Michael Jordan interviewed by John Smith).
  • Make sure all the essential information is covered in the description.
  • Use keywords that aptly describe what you’re broadcasting about and that your listeners are likely to use to search for your content. In addition to including these keywords in the tags fields, you should include them in your title and description.
  • Use spell check.

Don’t

  • Use the same title, description and keywords for every episode.
  • Use all caps.
  • Use the same keywords for every tag.
  • Use profanity.

Examples

Title

Good:
Gardening Tips: Keeping Indoor Plants Alive

Bad:
WATERING PLANTS

Descriptions

Bad:
We talk about watering your plants.

Good:
Have trouble keeping your house plants alive? Tune in to learn how to turn your brown thumb into a green thumb. Our guest, Mildred Greenhouse, will provide helpful indoor gardening tips about soil, feeding your plants, and ideal watering schedules for orchids, flowers, and trees.

Keywords

Good:
Mildred Greenhouse, indoor plants, watering plants, soil nutrients, feeding plants

Bad:
plants, plants, plants, more plants, trees

Tip #2: Consistency counts when deciding on an episode date and time.

When building a listener base, it’s important to establish a consistent schedule for your show. Try to keep it on the same day of the week (or days, if you have episodes more than once a week) and at the same time each week so your audience knows when to expect it and can build it into their
routine.

Need more tips on show scheduling? View our screencast on how to schedule your show for more help.

Tip #3: Create an intro for your show

If you don’t have one already, recording a great introduction can help you create a more professional and engaging show right from the start. A fun intro can pull your listeners in and keep them tuned in longer.

So how do you create an introduction? There are a few different ways. You can engage a professional announcer to create one for you. Or if you’re looking to save money, you can easily make your own intro using BlogTalkRadio. Here’s how to make your own: First, write a script and select and upload your background music. Set your background music at 25%-50% and do a test run speaking over it. You may need to experiment a bit to find out which level works best with your voice. Next, schedule a episode to record your intro. When you are done recording, download the file to your computer and re-upload it as a start-up audio file. (Here’s a screencast on how to upload audio files.)


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2010-05-24 05:43:31 by HigherVibration

UFO Radio Show

Calling all UFO enthusiasts.
Over the past two years Higher Vibrations has been broadcasting the second Thursday of each month at 9 PM on KLAV 1230 AM. It is our intentions to bring this show fulltime, weekly with a two-hour format. However, we need your help!!!!
First, we need e-mailers and callers during the shows live broadcast. Each month and continuing into the future, on our weekly shows, we will have intriguing guess. Presently, during our hour show, we are limited to the number of calls and questions we can take, but try to accommodate depending on the interviewer

2011-09-23 06:54:19 by uncle_pervy

Johnston 2 dogs joke - plagiarized from Limbaugh

Once a parrot - always a parrot - I have the same thing happen with my material right here in PoWo
Rush Limbaugh On Gary Johnson Joke: 'Guess I've Become Show Prep For The GOP Debates'
Just today, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh delivered a similar joke on air.
"My dogs have created more shovel-ready work than Obama has just this week alone," Limbaugh said. "The new puppy. Honest to God. More shovel-ready work for me this week than Obama has created all two and a half years."
So what does Limbaugh think of the similarity?
"I guess I've become show prep for the GOP debates now, too," Limbaugh told The Huffington Post in an email

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