February 10, 2019

I just had a conversation with some radio pros about what we as an industry need to do to be more memorable in the age of smart speakers that rely on listener recall to find the right station and the right app.  Some of our old techniques from the diary days just might...

January 3, 2019

I had a radio dream last night.  But it wasn’t the typical “stress dream".  You know the one.  You’re alone, in the studio, the song is running out and you have no idea what to play next.  It takes various forms.  Perhaps you’re locked out of the studio or you can’t sp...

December 4, 2018

When I began Drake Donovan Productions in 2004, I was working out of the corner of my living room in a rented townhouse with just a Dell PC and a dream.  Since then Drake Donovan Creative Services has grown beyond that simple workstation into a fully operational record...

November 5, 2018

Authenticity.  I heard this word thrown around at last year’s Conclave 43 conference.  Advice from programmers to air talent was to “be authentic” in their breaks and at remote broadcasts.  The social media folks encouraged authenticity in engaging with listeners onlin...

August 14, 2018

I have two passions outside of my home life: radio & car shows.  Most of my time is spent voicing, writing and/or producing radio imaging. But in my spare time, while still thinking about ideas for radio imaging, I’m showing my Camaro at a car show.

Most car shows are f...

May 16, 2018

I’ve owned an Android Auto equipped vehicle for over 18 months now and I love it!  The ability to have Google Maps and Waze projected on the touch screen is so much better than trying to mount my phone to windshield, dash, or HVAC vent.  However, when it comes to the a...

April 25, 2018

Last July, I purchased an Amazon Echo device for my home. It was one of those “Prime Day” deals where it was 50% off so I thought I’d take a chance.  One of the things that I discovered is asking Alexa to "open the magic door".  Making this request of your Echo sends y...

November 3, 2017

With all of the tragic events that have occurred recently, I’ve witnessed many folks, including radio accounts, change their social media profile & banner pics to reflect their sadness.  Obviously, radio does a good job at acknowledging topical events thru special audi...

August 13, 2017

If you know me, you know that I’m very passionate about video.  It started about two years after the launch of YouTube as a way of helping to make myself more indispensable to my radio station.  That instinct about the value of video for radio helped me stave off being...

April 18, 2017

Do you eat your own dog food?

Odd question, but I ask it for good reason.  In the tech world “dogfooding” is slang for “eating one’s own dog food” or using your own product the way that a consumer would to ensure that it works as designed.  So, when was the last time to...

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