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4 minutes | May 15, 2022
Radio and Podcasts Have an O.L.D. Problem
Brad Meltzer is celebrating his 25th year as a novelist and has just published his latest thriller, “The Lightning Rod”. Radio and podcast talent can learn a valuable lesson from Meltzer, who says readers no longer have the patience for the plot twist.Get our free show prep email.Leave a voice comment about this episode. We might use it in a future episode or blog post.
6 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
What I've Learned After Creating 50 Podcast Episodes
After my top-rated morning show was canceled during radio's "Pandemic Panic Downsizing," I decided to launch a hyper-local interview podcast. It's been a great way to stay in touch with former listeners and the many community leaders and friends who visited my studio over 24 years. Here's what I have learned during the creation of over 50 podcast episodes (including those for InterPrep.com).Leave a voice comment about this episode. We might use it in a future episode or blog post.My podcast host is Buzzsprout.Audio Hijack is what I use most often to record.I'm currently using Hindenburg for multi-track editing.
6 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
How Three Morning Shows Handled The Slap
The morning after the Academy Awards I tuned in to three morning shows in three different markets to hear how they were discussing The Slap — the most talked-about Oscars moment ever. That same day I wrote this blog post, which is what this podcast episode is based on.Get free radio show prep at http://interprep.com/free/
4 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
The right way to do celebrity birthdays or a quote of the day
If a consultant or programmer questions your use of celeb birthdays or a quote of the day it’s because the feature is not being properly executed.But that doesn’t mean it should be dropped.Get free radio show prep at http://interprep.com/free/
5 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Listeners have a story to tell — so let them
Yes, storytelling is important — but not at the expense of your listeners' stories.Get free radio show prep at http://interprep.com/free/
5 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Do the weather with Gary Berkowitz
Broadcast consultant says if you really want to be a local radio station, you need to be doing the weather and not pushing listeners to their phones to get it.Get free radio show prep at http://interprep.com/free/
2 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Why the First Break of Your Show is Important
Don't use your show's first break as a "how ya doing," or to do a laundry list of what's "coming up on the show..." Your radio show's first break sets the tone for the show and could turn out to be the most important! InterPrep publishes free and premium radio show prep for broadcasting professionals. Give us your email and we'll send you free prep 5 days a week: http://interprep.com/free/
3 minutes | Mar 1, 2020
The Not-So-Secret Ingredient Your Show Is Missing
We're in the audio business... so why do so few radio pros use audio elements on their shows? News clips, themes, and listener drops every hour will set your show apart from the competition. That's right -- every hour. InterPrep publishes free and premium radio show prep for broadcasting professionals. Give us your email and we'll send you free prep 5 days a week: http://interprep.com/free/ Is there a question or topic you'd like Steve to talk about? Record a voice memo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Ryan Patrick Merges His Radio Talents with His Love for M*A*S*H
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with Ryan Patrick, the cohost of M*A*S*H Matters, a podcast he does with one of the stars of the classic sitcom. Ryan shares how a radio interview from the past helped to launch a podcast with thousands of fans around the world. https://mashmatterspodcast.com/ Get free radio show prep in your email inbox every day: http://interprep.com/free/
24 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
The Brant Hansen Show and The Brant & Sherri Oddcast
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with The Brant Hansen Show's Brant and Sherri about what goes in to creating great content for 200+ radio affiliates and a successful podcast. Brant & Sherri Oddcast page: https://branthansen.com/category/podcast/
17 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Mike Cation Bounces to Tennis Broadcasting and Podcasting
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with former radio news director Mike Cation about transitioning to tennis broadcasting and launching a podcast. Get InterPrep's free show prep in your email inbox 5 days a week: http://interprep.com/free
16 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Talent Coach Tracy Johnson on Airchecking
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with talent coach and consultant Tracy Johnson about airchecking your on-air talent, and how to aircheck yourself. Learn more about Tracy Johnson Media's exciting new Air Check Coaching Sessions: http://bit.ly/2nbCyWb Get InterPrep's free show prep in your email inbox 5 days a week: http://interprep.com/free
18 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
WBNQ's Susan Saunders
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with WBNQ's Susan Saunders of "The Susan Show."
19 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
WQDR's Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers
InterPrep's Steve Holstein talks with WQDR's Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers about what goes into creating their award-winning show.
2 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
InterPrep Podcast - Coming Soon!
The show prep service InterPrep.com was started by radio pro Steve Holstein. Now you can tune in as this successful morning host interviews other radio pros to share how they get the job done.
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