Beyond Powerful Radio: A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age : News, Talk, Information & Personality for Broadcasting, Podcasting, Internet, Radio

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Performing Arts - 512 pages
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Beyond Powerful Radio is a complete guide to becoming a powerful broadcast communicator on radio or internet! This how-to cookbook is for broadcasters who want to learn the craft and improve. This practical and easy-to-read book, filled with bullet lists, offers techniques to learn everything from how to produce and host a show, to news gathering, coverage of investigative and breaking stories, writing and delivering the commercial copy and selling the air time. With contributions from over 100 top experts across all broadcast fields, Beyond Powerful Radio offers techniques, advice and lessons to build original programming, for news, programming, talk shows, producers, citizen journalism, copyrighting, sales, commercials, promotions, production, research, fundraising, and more.

Plus: Tips to assemble a winning team; to develop, build, and market your brand; get your next job in broadcasting, effectively promote your product; increase sales; write and produce commercials; raise money with your station; deal with creative burnout and manage high ego talent; and to research and grow your audience.

Never be boring! Get, keep, and grow audiences through powerful personality, storytelling, and focus across any format. Tried-and-true broadcast techniques apply to the myriad forms of audio broadcast available today, including Web radio and podcasting. While the technology and delivery systems change, the one constant is content! Listeners, viewers, and surfers want to be entertained, informed, inspired, persuaded, and connected with powerful personalities, and storytellers.

A full Instructor Manual is available with complete lesson plans for broadcast instructors - course includes Audio Production/Radio Programming/Management/Broadcast Journalism. For ordering purposes, Instructor Manual ISBN is 9780240522678.

  • Identify and develop strong personalities - Are you a generator or reactor?
  • How to do a radio show and to create exciting content; to write and present compelling news

  • What to do in case of emergency

  • Work effectively across multiple platforms

  • Show prep and aircheck techniques

  • Strengthen interviews

  • Learn powerful storytelling techniques


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If you had to pay one dollar for each helpful tip in Creating Powerful Radio, this book would cost ten grand. if you are in the radio business...or in any communication business, this book is a ... Read full review


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Beyond Powerful Radio Understanding the Audience
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Internationally acclaimed broadcast consultant Valerie Geller works with top stations and broadcast groups throughout the world, leading "Creating Powerful Radio” workshops and coaching programmers, on-air personalities, journalists and managers learn techniques to strengthen the programming and grow audiences. Since 1991, she has worked with more than 500 stations in 34 countries to enhance programming in radio, television, podcasting, streaming and new media. Named by Radio Ink magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Radio, Valerie's contribution to the industry was also recognized by the Conclave's 2010 Rockwell Award. A broadcast veteran with more than 30 years experience, Geller programmed WABC in New York, served as news director at K101 in San Francisco, helped set up the talk programming at KFI in Los Angeles and has held various management, news and on-air positions at several major market U.S. stations and served on the broadcast board of the Associated Press and the Radio & TV News Directors Association. Geller has also guest lectured at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and New York University in New York City. As a seminar leader, keynoter or conference speaker, Valerie Geller has presented at the (NAB) National Association of Broadcasters, (RTNDA) Radio & TV News Directors Association, The Conclave Learning Conference, (PRPD) the Public Radio Program Directors Association, The (RAB) Radio Advertising Bureau, Radio & Records Talk Radio Seminar, and (APTRA) The Associated Press TV and Radio Association, (BEA) Broadcast Educator's Association, (IBS) Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference and (NBS) National Broadcasting Society Conference USA state broadcast association presentations and workshops include: Arkansas, New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, South Carolina and Vermont. Geller has also presented at the 37th Annual (CRS) Country Radio Broadcasters Seminar, (NRBA) National Religious Broadcasters Association, (GMA) The Gospel Music Association conference, (CAB) The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, (CMW) Canadian Music Week, and RTNDA Canada. In Europe, she has keynoted conferences, or presented workshops for the Swedish Radio Academy, the British Radio Academy, (RCS) Radio Conference of Poland, Norway's Radio Days, Danmark's Radio Days, The (EBU) European Broadcasters Union, The EGTA, The Median Forum in Cologne, The European NAB (Prague, Paris, Athens), at various universities and the International Radio Symposium in Montreux and more.

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