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TRIL for July 2013 Gives Producers More Thrill

The Radio Imaging Library
The Radio Imaging Library

The latest delivery from The Radio Imaging Library for July of 2013.

The Radio Imaging Library (TRIL) is the first custom, online FX-library. A team of FX-producers from all over Europe have worked relentlessly to create this revolutionary new way to create radio imaging.

Founder of Capital of Media, Anthony Timmers: Continue reading TRIL for July 2013 Gives Producers More Thrill

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Magic 89.9 Pop 30 Countdown October 18, 2012

Magic 89.9 Pop 30 Countdown October 18, 2012

Here is the latest countdown results on Magic 89.9 Pop 30 Countdown October 18, 2012

On top this week is We Are Never Ever Gettong Back Together by Taylor Swift .

Number 2 is She’s So Mean by Matchbox Twenty.

At Number 3 is it’s Time by Imagine Dragons.

While Settle Down by No Doubt is at number 4.

And to complete the Top 5 is Blow Me One Last Kiss by Pink.

Check out the complete list below and check back this site for more of the latest chart results. Continue reading Magic 89.9 Pop 30 Countdown October 18, 2012

Radio, Music Industry Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

The news of the death of Apple ex-CEO stunned the world.

Innovator, visionary, and tough leader Steve Jobs passed away October 5, 2011 with cause still not revealed.

Fellow Apple workers were shocked but fans were kind of expecting after Steve himself announced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and liver transplant.

The cancer was miraculously cured though but report has it that his liver transplant, which Jobs kept secret to his co-board members at Apple, made him weaker.

Free Download 30+ Steve Jobs Sound Clips for Radio Production, Click Here

The music industry who are grateful to him for innovations such as the iPod and iTunes are remembering him through social media and possibly a musical tribute. Continue reading Radio, Music Industry Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

Where to Download Artist Drops for Radio Production

Artist Drops

Artist drops are not only great to use in radio production. It has been heard on sweepers, concert promos, and station IDs and they are effective.

The idea is that if you have the real artist speaking in a concert spot for example, the artist drop adds more convincing power to the spot and furthers its capacity to grab the listener’s attention.

Stations like Z100 in New York and KIIS FM Los Angeles use real celebrity sound bites in their radio spots. Not only does it make the production credible, it humanizes the audio.

But most radio stations don’t have that easy access to big stars as those big stations mentioned above. Continue reading Where to Download Artist Drops for Radio Production

Where to Find Free Radio Prep Websites

Radio Prepping

Radio prepping is one thing that radio DJs, should not left out. Whether you are a pro or a rookie, there is nothing more horrible than being in a situation where you don’t know what to say in front of the microphone.

Prepping is more than just getting something soyou can say something.

You need to consider that your content should be fresh, relevant, entertaining, funny and relatable. The way you present the content should also be right. Make it long and you bore your listeners.

The key to getting an exciting radio prep whether you are doing a morning show, afternoon drive or evening prime time, is mix it with live interaction with listeners and use audio clips to accentuate your content.

Also, it is great to pair your radio prep with online content, so you are also leading your listeners to your website, like announcing today’s most viewed viral video.

Click here to view the 6 Free Radio Prep Tools

Importance of High Production Value on Your Radio Station

High Production value: James Bond Movies

In Hollywood, the quality of a movie is mostly referred to as the “production value.”

Basically, those films with bigger budgets tend to have higher production value because huge amount of money is being put on resources like the setting and special effects.

Why Production Value?

It is the aim of a film maker (depending on the genre though) to make the movie appear epic, attractive, realistic, relevant, stylish and expensive looking. This is what makes movie goers “go” to see a movie.

A James Bond movie is an example of a high production value flick, not just because of the protagonist’s cool gadgets, but also because of its expensive cars and its remote and exotic locations.

What About In Radio? Continue reading Importance of High Production Value on Your Radio Station

DWTM’s Production Manager Carlo Jose Says Quit Radio School

DWTM FM Magic 89.9

If you want to be on the radio, stop learning radio in school. This was the advice of Carlo Jose, Production Manager at the famous Magic 89.9, DWTM FM of Quest Broadcasting Inc. during last month’s Kidlat Awards 2011.

I remember when I just 16, a budding DJ wannabe, who would do anything just to be heard on the radio. I did not know what was in radio, that I got hooked to it, sure it was about getting the hippest music and getting it first, the popularity and the chicks, but I did not realize that until I got IN radio.

Before my radio days, I was just a listener. I did not enjoy all the perks until my first boardwork.

So I believe being on radio is written in your DNA, you don’t go to school to be an announcer. And I remember this was also the very same thing that the late and former mentor of mine, Mr. Alex Sy of Times Broadcasting Network. Continue reading DWTM’s Production Manager Carlo Jose Says Quit Radio School