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By: Kevin Robinson
“Quality, relevant content can’t be spotted by an algorithm. You can’t subscribe to it. You need people – actual human beings – to create or curate it.”
― Kristina Halvorson, Content Strategy for the Web
When you make a move – a big cross-country move – you’re certain to stumble over irrelevancy.
That’s exactly what happened to us here this year.
During our move – Back Home Again In Indiana – THIS TV …
… could not be given away. Who wants low-def?
And who needs FREE hours…
… with super-fast dial up?
Media friends can count the number of lost relevancy here …
… and ONE of these jammed more often than the other …
… BOTH, at one time, vitally relevant to journalistic reporting.
It’s not things that create relevancy.
So, the shiny NEW toy “podcasting” was met here with a cynical eye.
Because most of them, MOST of them, suck.
The content and assembly is pedestrian at best.
The sonics are foul.
Most are TOO long.
Anticipation certainly rose with the dawn of the Podcast Movement.
Brilliancy induced to this growing on-line and downloadable wave.
Radio Royalty like Buzz Knight, Dave Beasing and Caroline Beasley.
Talent that have guided great brands.
But now two different chapters are upon us.
The BIGS, those who build platforms and national formats, are buying in.
The same who homogenized radio with plug and play solutions.
And there’s a sea of what Fred Jacobs names PodFade
Both of which might taint the whole movement.
If you’re considering a Podcast, find a niche.
Shoot an email or call this way for a :45 second coaching template for newbie Podcast creators.
A 10-point ‘test’ to see if you’re fit for a robust and lasting offering.
Cobbled from the best practices from the best Podcasters.
There is no shelf life for Podcasts, only bad ones.
People, not pyrotechnics, will raise its relevancy.
Kevin Robinson is a record-setting and award-winning programmer. His brands consistently perform in the Top Three of the target – often times as the list leader. In his 35 years of radio, he’s successfully programmed or consulted nearly every English language radio brand. Known largely as a trusted talent coach, he’s the only personality mentor who’s coached three different morning shows on three different stations in the same major market to the #1 position. His efforts have been recognized by Radio & Records, NAB’s Marconi, Radio Ink and he has coached CMA, ACM and Marconi winning talent. He lives in Indiana with his wife of 32 years, Monica. Reach Kevin at (314) 882-2148 or [email protected].