What the hour has… -Good solid reading by Nick.  Probably the most error free and drama free news reading we’ve had in the morning in a while! -The show is no nonsense and credible.  It is informative. What the hour…
What’s working… Roger is on fire!  He is standing up to Michael like never before, and it really works.  He helps Michael focus more and we get to Michael’s real point more quickly and more clearly. The mix of music/production…
The opens are still a little convoluted… WIBW MN 01 open still oblique This is significantly better than before, but still too oblique. Roger’s indication that he has no idea where this is going does not help, and in fact…
Quick follow up from last aircheck… -Nothing is different, and in fact the specific things pointed out on February 18th are actually worse. -The most important thing for Michael to work on is “leading with the lead”, starting every segment…
What’s working… Roger’s contributions are short but magical.  He is a perfect balance for Michael’s intensity, and Michael’s response to him is respectful. The music now has its place, is not overpowering Michael and doesn’t sound too hip for the…
What’s working Starting to hear a difference in the writing and the crime stack! Example below. The reporters sound very good and add some much needed voices.    We should have them lockout their reports so we get the news team…
I listened in to what sounds like the first couple of shows of Michael’s new format.  So I will do a more complete review in the next couple of weeks.  Following up on the things we talked to Michael about…
01 Jake:  Strong, likable, authentic, entertaining, informative.  Needs to work on voice. Should not ask questions, just answer them.   The more emotional and more authentic, the better.  02 Alex: needs role. Maybe asks questions, pitches to Alex, reflects social media …
1) Michael has very insightful points both on his own and in reaction to Roger, but they are not always clear enough.  Sometimes he can’t get out of his head enough. 2) Really clear presentation of a current story, then…
1) Alex sounds comfortable and credible.  It’s a solid sound. The reading is better, managing the sounds is better  2) The writing is still long and stiff and clunky.  What’s the workflow to get better writing?  Alex does the best…
What’s working… The production values!  All the music sounds great, with one caveat mentioned below. I love how politically incorrect…and fearless about it…Michael is.  He is really finding his comfort zone and a confidence.  This is his biggest strength. Great…
What’s working… Both Michael and Roger are getting right into the topic in virtually every segment now.  It sounds great and is more welcoming to new listeners. There is less music for the sake of music, which makes the show…
What’s working… When Michael’s on, he’s really on.  Great story, great execution, great humor and excellent points.   TSA agent manipulating the system to be able to fondle attractive men… Kansas Live-07-Denver-TSA Screeners Another great one, about the super topical sheriff’s…
Follow up from March DGH visit… Crosstalk between John and Liz is getting much better.  It is usually shorter than before and no longer stops the flow cold.  In many cases John completes a story, Liz comments very briefly, and…
What’s working… -Great chemistry with the guys.  Down to earth, conversational. -Good topic selection, even when they venture away from sports. What needs more attention going forward… -More clear opinion from the guys, and right up front as they start…
What’s Working… -Michael is really starting to make some excellent points. -There is more insight more frequently.  More content that would cause a listener to say “Wow I had never thought of that before”.  That is the stuff that makes…
What’s working… -Fantastic forward-moving energy that John has brought! -More voices, more stories, less pure crime! -Credibility and authority. What needs more attention going forward… -The looney-Tunes intro may be too much.  The :30 intros without all the fanfare but…
What’s Working… There are FAR LESS crime and terribleness stories!  The mix of news is the best yet. John and Liz rythm continues to solidify.  And John’s forward momentum is great! There is more sound than ever.  Almost every story…
What’s Working… Michael’s production values make the show sound interesting, contemporary, and unique. Great topic selection.  Very good mix from SOTU to police home radar to taxes to a cop singing Taylor Swift.  Topics are not too serious, not too…
What’s Working… Chemistry between John and Liz is even better.  And Liz’s energy is completely different from a few months ago! Great stories on a Monday!  Less crime!  More sound! The self intro’s are working well. They make the team…