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TJ has been voted one of the "Top Programmers in America" multiple times. He brings passion to mentoring team members and developing engaging brands. He publishes TJ's Take.

Take 6: Where Testing Meets Tempo

You may have noticed a lot of passionate talk in CCM regarding the music lately. In some circles, it seems “Worship” music is now the bane of programmers and armchair programmers’ existence.

Well… that sound code is dominating playlists and music testing, and our listeners for one… aren’t sick of it. It’s also the sound code that typically has the most emotional connection for our listeners.

The role of Worship music in CCM is a great debate starter. Let’s just talk about addressing tempo issues that can come along with slower Worship hits.

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Take 4 – Momentum

It was either Sir Isaac Newton or Isaac Hayes who presented the “3 Laws of Motion” in this “Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis.”  The other Isaac sang the theme to “Shaft.”  His second law deals with momentum, the force gained by a moving object.

I’m not going to pretend to know what this means, but it is the scientific formula of momentum:  p = mv

Many of us will be attending the Christian Music Broadcasters “Momentum” in Orlando this week.  My hope is there won’t be a lot of physics involved, but it always presents a fantastic opportunity to become a driving force from what we learned.

Momentum plays a role in all phases of successful stations.
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Take 3 – The Great Nemesis

“Good is the enemy of great.  And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.”
~James C. Collins, “Good to Great:  Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

You may be coming off a good fundraiser, a good monthly, or a good station event that makes you feel pretty good about your station.  Well, you now have the challenge of making those good things great.

While listening to the radio recently, I heard how an NHL coach doesn’t consider good to be… well… good enough.

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