Frost Advisory #636 – What Radio Has Lost

It’s something we rarely consider. And because we rarely consider it we rarely consider its importance. (How’s THAT for a Tweet!)

We rarely consider it when planning our shows. Based upon listening I’m certain that no voice-tracker considers it before recording their next 20 tracks.

One of the things radio has lost in the last generation is the power of NOW, that magical connection between performance and experience. We’ve felt it at the concert, at the ballpark, at the movie theatre, and maybe even in church.

“Your career is not happening yesterday or tomorrow. But right now. The more time you spend in the past or the future, the less you’ll have to spend in the present, which is your career.”

Livingstone Taylor

NOW is where we live. NOW is when we’re stuck in traffic, NOW is when we’re concerned about our kids, NOW is when we feel love. Or don’t.

NOW is where our weather is, NOW is when the game is on. NOW is where our faith is.

NOW is how we get to the shared experience, which is the real goal in connecting.

“Don’t voluntarily give up an opportunity to give the impression that you’re right here, in this moment,
listening to the song with me.”

Tommy Kramer

NOW is what radio does best. Or used to.

John Frost

John has been a successful major market DJ and Program Director for such companies as CBS, Gannett, Cap Cities, Westinghouse, Multimedia, and Sandusky and publishes the Frost Advisory.

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