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8 in 8 – 8 Things Learned In 8 Months
For a kid who never really had dreams of working outside of his hometown of Memphis, the ride has been full of experiences ever since I ventured away from home to try this ‘on the road’ broadcast management thing. One thing snowballed into the next and now with a few number one stations, a successful stint consulting major broadcast/satellite radio companies, and a few major markets on my wall of accomplishments – I’ve decided to share some things I’ve picked up in my first few months as Program Director of KJLH-FM in Los Angeles.Read the rest of this entry
Radio Programming Philosophy
Disclaimer: If you’re looking for the world’s greatest literary novel on radio programming, you’ve come to the wrong place — it’s not my style, however; if you’re looking for a personal collection of coachable concepts and strategic thoughts that shape my management approach and programming foundation, then look no further.
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Music Scheduling: Filter the Flow
By: Chris Malone
At times, programmers will ask how to enforce a specific sound attribute at a specific position within the clock. For example, an Urban AC programmer may want to start the hour with a R&B sound attribute to establish a smooth R&B flow, right out of the gate. You can create a clock filter at any given position within your clock. Your filter ideas can go far deeper than sound code attributes. Commonly, you can create filters for energy, tempo, artist keywords and beyond.Read the rest of this entry
Ear full of fresh NEW audio
Think back to the time you were most passionate, most fired up, most alive? What were you doing? It’s within those moments where you find your true purpose. People with great passion can make the impossible happen.
This website showcases all of my life passions which include: radio, television, inspiring others, photography, and writing. Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to lately.
Enjoy this ear full of fresh new audio!
Station Imaging: WKIM 98.9 The Vibe / 103.5 WRBO :
On-Air Personality: 103.5 WRBO (Urban AC):
Commercial Production: multi-format:
Engaging listeners: 97.1 WQMG (Urban AC):
On Hold Messaging: Memphis City Schools District:
A man’s gift makes room for him & brings him before great men. -Proverbs 18:16
Nielsen Audio Conference/ Urban PD Clinic Top 10
The Nielsen Audio Conference and Urban PD Clinic was held in National Harbor, Maryland overlooking the peaceful Potomac River just minutes away from downtown DC. Total Audio was the mindset from Nielsen, which enabled attendees to obtain statistics and insights from all aspects including radio, print, digital, and podcasting. Personally, this made my 3rd visit to the Urban PD Clinic in my career and every time I leave with so many rich connections, vital information on the current state of radio, and trends to watch out for in the years to come. Here are my top 10 takeaway from the 2 day mega conference.
- The average listener doesn’t come to you every day. There’s shocking research that exposed the reality that your ‘super listener’ may visit your station 3 out of 5 days and your casual listeners may only tune in 1-2 days a week. Read the rest of this entry
Oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams are so fascinating to me. Why? Read the rest of this entry
You’ve still got time!
Yes, it’s true you’ve still got time to be grateful for everything in your life at this very moment. It’s so easy to complain or subconsciously look at life through a negative lens, but as we approach the end of yet another year these final days present a perfect opportunity to reflect on the good things that happened to you this year. Trust me 2015 hasn’t been easy for me.
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