This post is only late because of the shoddy internet BUT
2 sessions down, 1 more to go, and overall it’s been a pretty interesting day
The first conference Kyle, Scotty and myself attended was directed at radio managers and how we can better run our station. For the most part, there were things we’ve been doing right that alot of other people haven’t been incorporating at all. The biggest thing I got from this was a more productive way to keep members happy, but also being able to dish out punishment effectively. Complimenting members on doing something well or correctly just makes them do that much of a better job later on.
The next thing we went to was a session that REALLY helped us. The whole topic was about trying to support our online stream. The real speaker actually wasn’t able to show up, but two women at least tired. It was more the other members of the group that helped us out. Just doing things like recording live shows for later, or more band interviews can really help garner listeners. One of the women actually said to record funerals. I stopped listening at that point.
Finally, I went to a production round table and talked to other people from their radio station and the issues they had. Overall…our station has it pretty well. We may have low wattage, but apparently we’re pretty well off money wise. But I learned that we need more. Much more. PSA re-recordings, live music, and more news production are going to help us so much