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David Cook Wins American Idol Season 7 2008, Sings Time Of My Life

David Cook American Idol Season 7 2008

David Cook swept America off her feet, won by 12 million votes, and brought home the most coveted American Idol trophy, this season 7, 2008. It was a very unpredictable, close, yet eye and ear satisfying night they had on Tuesday’s performance night.

Simon Cowell, said it was the night for David Archueleta. Everybody thought, it is going to be Archie who’ll bring home the bacon, but in all fairness to David A., he did a great job in there!

David Cook sang the song Time of My Life performed by Regie Hamm

Time of My Life

by: Regie Hamm

Winning Song of David Cook, American Idol 2008

I’ve been waiting for my dreams
To turn into something
I could believe in
And looking for that
Magic rainbow
On the horizon
I couldn’t see it
Until I let go
Gave into love and watched all the bitterness burn
Now I’m coming alive
Body and soul
And feelin’ my world start to turn

And I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time
To be more than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

Holding onto things that vanished
Into the air
Left me in pieces
But now I’m rising from the ashes
Finding my wings
And all that I needed
Was there all along
Within my reach
As close as the beat of my heart

So I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life

And I’m out on the edge of forever
Ready to run
I’m keeping my feet on the ground
My arms open wide
My face to the sun

I’ll taste every moment
And live it out loud
I know this is the time,
This is the time to be
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
I know this is the time
This is the time of my life
Time of my life
More than a name
Or a face in the crowd
This is the time
This is the time of my life.
This is the time of my life.

One of DC’s most popular performance on AI was his cover of Mariah Carey’s classic Always Be My Baby. During that episode, MC said it’s going to be a hit for DC, “not only on a personal perspective”. Well, relive the Always Be My Baby performance below.

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The Difference Between Radio Station Promo and Station Promotion

Radio Station Promotion

For most PDs, a station promotion has always something to do with contests while station promo are nothing but spots that help further the growth of a radio station. These are two different aspects in radio production and programming, however, these two elements must go hand in hand and must be implemented in the right manner.

What you will learn from this report:

  • Contests should not sound dull and that there different ways and ideas to hold on air contests.
  • Radio contest isn’t really a station promotion but rather a treat, learn why.
  • Radio station promotion is about reaching to untapped people before, learn tips on how to do so.
  • A station promo should be placed second at the stop set, or should it?
  • Speedy and fast talking commercials are better than slow talking ones, find out why.

Continue reading this informative article here…

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Energy FM Perks Up Online and On Air

Energy FM 91.5 Metro Manila

There are, without a doubt, a lot of new things coming along on the airwaves of Metro Manila. Energy FM, a Manny Luzon-managed FM network just recently upgraded its technical aspects which means that their flagship station in Manila is getting stronger. After years, finally the Energyfm.fm website got revamped.

You will also notice an obvious transformation of Energy FM’s on air and graphical logo. The Hi-Pangga brand seems to work very effectively, competing side by side with rival stations’ Bestpren, Kabisyo, Kapuso and whatever.

Sad to say though that there is no online streaming link on the new Energyfm.fm website. Unfortunately too, the website is not geared towards their target audience. I should say that their website should have been in Filipino. I believe their website is kind of boring. But it’s better than nothing.

Have a look at Energy FM’s website at http://www.energyfm.fm but don’t expect too much.

Here in Metro Cebu, I’d like to commend Energy FM though for crafting good programming. From a listener’s point of view, I believe Energy FM 94.7 is able to live up to its name here. Way to go!

The Most Important Personal Characteristic of A Sales Person

Sales Tip from the RAB Training Academy:

By Mike Mahone, Executive VP, RAB Services

At a recent RAB Radio Sales Training Academy program for managers, one of the students asked me what I thought was the most important personal characteristic of a successful Radio salesperson.

At lot of ideas came to mind, including the desire to succeed, commitment to the job, willingness to work hard, ability to overcome obstacles, eagerness to have performance measured and rewarded, etc. But it occurred to me that one of the key traits of the best salespeople I know is having an insatiable curiosity.

Great Radio salespeople always want to know more! More about marketing and advertising; more about Radio; more about their competitors; more about the industries they’re calling on; and most importantly, more about the wants and needs of their clients and prospects.

Someone once said that “knowledge is power.” Actually, that’s not true. Knowledge is potential. Applied knowledge is power. But when applied properly, knowledge provides the momentum that drives success.

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D’Nakakalurkei Na Album Success

Chris Tsuper Nicole Hyala D'Nakakalurkei Na Album

All praises to Ivory Records and 90.7 Love Radio, especially to the unbeatable tambalan Chris Tsuper and Nicole-Hyala for a very successful release of the D’Nakakalurkei Na Album. No buzz yet on the sales status, but based on online feedback the album really was able to pull it off.

As Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper always reminds, piracy is a big no-no. But for those who want to preview the album, there is a sample playlist here.