NEW MORNING SHOW TIPS
Up til this point the Station has had a solo morning host who
is now moving on, and I'm being asked to put replace him with
a team. I have no problem with this, but not having had any experience in the dynamics
of a team, I wonder if there is any advice you can offer - or indeed
anywhere that you can direct me to help make sure I don't through
the obvious mine-field there is in setting up such a show.
I don't usually reply to questions by plugging one of our products,
but we do have a 90-minute seminar on both audio & video entitled
BUILDING A WINNING MORNING SHOW. I suspect it would answer
a lot of your questions and give you a lot of new ideas.
A few brief things to keep in mind:
Cast your show with contrasting personalities.
Make sure each cast member knows from the outset what his or
her role is to be.
Decide who the one on-air leader is to be.
Make sure each team member understands his or her on-air character.
Make sure they always share one goal when cracking the mic.
Again, there's really no way to give a more in-depth reply than
to reproduce my entire seminar for you here. (You can hear a sample
of it in RealAudio on our web site.)
Hope this is of some modest help.