Category: OnAirBlog

Radio | Podcast | Voiceover

Be Like James Brown.

Monday morning arrived and I opened up the laptop for the first time since Friday evening. There were emails and messages and links to deal with. No problem! Two days of unwinding meant I am in a great position to take on the new week. There was a time (up until mid-2020) when we worked …

Food Glorious Food!!

Listening to breakfast shows in London and Melbourne yesterday.  Want to know one thing that really worked? When the presenters spoke about food!! Food? You bet. One show ran a piece on how to eat chicken wings properly The other show debated doughnuts. Easy, right? Welllll…yes and no. It’s a simple topic but the simple ones …

ITALIAN RADIO – WOW!

Based in Malta, we have a great chance to listen to FM radio from here…and Italy. The FM signals from Sicily blast across the water and into our kitchen radio…and it’s really interesting to scan the dial.  This week we were tuned in for the most part to networked Radio 105 (Radio Cento Cinque) and it’s an …

YOUR PERCEPTION OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS

By Tracey Lee JUDGEMENT-  People will always judge. We judge ourselves.. we are our worst critics.   We automatically and unknowingly form impressions and conclusions of ever single person we meet, every day of our lives , based on minimal information, some people we haven’t even met, which can often lead to biased or stereotyped perceptions. …

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it, it just blooms.”

By Tracey Lee One thing I’ve been taught from an early age is to stay on your own path. It’s the best piece of advice I can give. Once you let go, it’s total freedom to be who you want to be. It’s ok to glance over and admire or be inspired by others paths, …

Bit/Format.

I love simple actions that mean a lot. Jack 96.9 in Calgary bringing hourly updates to its listeners is a great example. My mentor, Bill Cunningham, always said: “If the bit outweighs the format…then go for it”. I think, these days, the ‘bit’ most definitely outweighs the format!!

TRUST RADIO

13th March 2020 “YOU ARE TRUSTED” One strength you have, as a presenter on a radio station, is trust.More than TV and more than anything found on the internet. A survey commissioned by iHeart Media in the US showed that radio is 81% more trustworthy than cable TV and 27% more trustworthy than network TV. “Research …

Home-Work?

If you work from home or are being asked to due to Corona Virus…here are a few things to think about. 1. Don’t stay in bed. It’s tempting to lie-in but bad for your head-space. Get up at your usual time, eat breakfast, get washed and dressed as usual. The only bonus is – no …

Respect.

It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get up. You’ve probably heard that said before…and this week is showing us how true that is. Over the past 12 months, we have seen many great radio people ‘let go’ from their jobs. Full-time jobs that helped create a home, a career and friendships. Some of …

Camarderie

By Tracey Lee 4 March 2019 Last week’s news that the Global entourage are sweeping in, making changes and closing 10 radio studios out of 24, which would result in a lot of staff being let go came as a real shock for a large number of Radio Presenters in the UK. Who could be affected?  Another …