Looking To Start Syndicating Radio Show
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Looking To Start Syndicating Radio Show

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    474

    Looking To Start Syndicating Radio Show

    Hi! I am looking to start syndicating my radio show.
    Can anyone here help me on how to get started (create digital package, EPK, etc) before I start contacting radio stations?
    I want to put my best foot forward & have the best chance of getting picked up.

    The format of "DJ Mo Radio" is branded "The Hypest Jams Of The 80's, 90's, & Beyond".
    It is a hybrid of Rhythmic Adult Contemporary & can be a perfect fit for AC, Hot AC, Rhythmic Top-40, College, any Gold-based format, & the new "Classic Hip-Hop" radio stations across the nation.

    Download / Listen to the 1st hour of my show here:
    https://app.box.com/s/m1gkmmmzdvlpmpczcz43kzuh5r2uwogt

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    - DJ Mo
    Mix Show DJ / On-Air Personality
    "DJ Mo Radio" Thursdays 10am-Noon EST
    91.5FM WPRK: Winter Park-Orlando, FL
    -----------------------------------------
    Website: http://www.djmoradio.com
    Email: djmoradio@gmail.com
    Booking: (407) 501-6345
    - DJ Mo
    Syndicated Radio Show Producer / Mix DJ
    "DJ Mo Radio" - Fresh New Music & The Hypest Throwbacks!

    91.5 WPRK (Winter Park-Orlando, FL): Fri 5-7p
    99.9 WYPW Power 100 (Brandon-Tampa, FL): Sun 7-10p
    91.5 /101.7 WRSG (Middlebourne-Sistersville, WV) Fri 7-8p
    104.5 WASP / WFGH 90.7HD2 (Huntington-Ashland-Fort Gay, WV) Weekdays 9-11p

    Website: http://www.djmoradio.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djmoradio
    Podcast: http://djmoradio.podomatic.com
    Email: djmoradio@gmail.com

  2. #2
    I ordered this guy's book at least 2-3 years ago. It has some good tips from someone who actually did it.

    http://www.rdub.com/
    Red State Talk Radio "America's Premiere Grassroots, Conservative, Talk Radio Network" www.redstatetalkradio.com

  3. #3
    Unfortunately, recent events have made this book obsolete. Cumulus absorbed Jones, Waitt, WestwoodOne, Citadel, ABC, etc and have now fired all their network jocks, using Cumulus jocks to do double-duty as network syndicated jocks.
    KSWW (AC) "Sunny" 102.1-101.1 -- KJET (Hot AC) "The Jet" 105.7-93.1 -- KANY (Hot Country) "Bigfoot" 107.3 -- KBKW (NewsTalk) "The Talk of Grays Harbor" 1450-100.5 -- KSWW HD-2 (Classic Rock) "The Quake" 103.9 -- KSWW HD-3 "Timber Country" 94.7<br />Keeping radio locally-owned on the Washington Coast.<br />Still using a microphone - 6:10-7:00 am - www.kbkw.com

  4. #4
    Would you be willing to pay stations to carry it? That might be your best bet.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Thornhill, Ontario
    Posts
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Would you be willing to pay stations to carry it? That might be your best bet.
    Sad that it's not even considered to be worth paying for if the show possesses quality. You'd have to wonder how AT 40 survives in this day and age.
    Even just making available for free, while promising to air included spots makes sense. The advantage to the station should be that they don't have to pay for local talent during those hours. It should only be a profit centre for the provider, not the client.
    Cheers,
    Jody Thornton
    (Thornhill, Ontario)

    Q: How do us Canadians spell Canada?
    A: C-eh-N-eh-D-eh

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Jody-Thornton View Post

    You'd have to wonder how AT 40 survives in this day and age.

    I think there's a big difference between AT40 and a home brew show from Florida. DJ Mo is competing against Ryan Seacrest and 8 million other guys.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by RedStateTalkRadio View Post
    I ordered this guy's book at least 2-3 years ago. It has some good tips from someone who actually did it.

    http://www.rdub.com/
    How many stations are you on?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Would you be willing to pay stations to carry it? That might be your best bet.
    By "best" you mean "only".

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    474
    I'm going to continue to go against the grain here, because I know the music I play on my show is a unique mix that you cannot find anywhere else.
    I also produce the imaging myself & have my own VO talent.

    I'm not going to pay a station to play my show until I find some sponsors who will help offset the cost.

    I have R-Dub's book.
    It doesn't go into much of the detail that I really wanted to read about as to how to syndicate my show INDEPENDENTLY.
    I know that I am the most reliable person & very passionate about my radio show.
    I don't need a big name company to create the illusion of show security to their affiliates.
    Basically, R-Dub made it sound impossible to get syndicated if my show isn't as well-known as a Ryan Seacrest.
    To me, ANYTHING is possible!

    I perform a live version locally for Orlando on WPRK 91.5 (voluntarily), & then produce a separate syndicated show formatted to reflect the specific station that airs me.
    I am currently producing shows for WRSG 91.5 in West Virginia, & doing it as a freebie (& for practice) until I get more stations to sign on.

    I am currently looking to air on a radio station who subscribes to Nielsen ratings, so I can barter my show for the numbers.
    That way, I can sell my show more effectively to those who are more interested in ratings than content.

    For those of you who are Program Directors or know some, & are reading this, I have officially launched my website & podcast for you & them to check out.

    Website:
    http://www.djmoradio.com

    Podcast:
    http://djmoradio.podomatic.com

    Thank you all for your support!
    - DJ Mo
    Syndicated Radio Show Producer / Mix DJ
    "DJ Mo Radio" - Fresh New Music & The Hypest Throwbacks!

    91.5 WPRK (Winter Park-Orlando, FL): Fri 5-7p
    99.9 WYPW Power 100 (Brandon-Tampa, FL): Sun 7-10p
    91.5 /101.7 WRSG (Middlebourne-Sistersville, WV) Fri 7-8p
    104.5 WASP / WFGH 90.7HD2 (Huntington-Ashland-Fort Gay, WV) Weekdays 9-11p

    Website: http://www.djmoradio.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djmoradio
    Podcast: http://djmoradio.podomatic.com
    Email: djmoradio@gmail.com

  9. #9
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Market #2
    Posts
    2,437
    I think you're dreaming, but that's your right.

    Here's where I see pitfalls for you:

    1. Your program is not terribly unique. There are a whole lot of mixers and club DJs who hope to make it to the radio. Very few do, and some of them turn out not to be suited for it.

    2. You have no "name brand recognition" outside of any work you may be doing locally, so naming this after yourself is going to look to programmers and station managers as just a vanity project that could disappear any minute.

    3. Even if a station you air on subscribes to the ratings, you will be legally prohibited from using those numbers in your promotion unless you pay them a usage fee. If you go ahead and do so anyway, the lawsuit will put you out of business.

    4. That's another thing: You appear to be very undercapitalized. While consultants can operate on a shoestring if they have to, they can because they have little overhead. You're going to have production and distribution costs, because no station is going to want a MP3-quality program on their air. And you're talking about customized versions for each affiliate?

    5. All your experience is at non-commercial stations. That's not going to impress the owners and managers of commercial stations; to them, you know nothing about the needs of advertising-based radio.

    But do let us know when (and if) you get your first station. It's the only way you will prove us wrong.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Mo View Post
    I'm not going to pay a station to play my show until I find some sponsors who will help offset the cost.
    Then you'd better start working on getting some sponsors.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




     
Our Conferences
Useful Contacts
Community


Contact Us