The following are short audio examples from two stations doing news talk very successfully on FM, KXL in Portland and KIRO in Seattle.  

KXL Portland Full Newscast.  Lots of voices, only one reporter, nat sound, very good writing, conversational style…

KXL Newscast

 

KIRO Seattle Short Newscast.  This is after CBS and leading into the talk show.  Note the conversational style and how the stories actually mention talk show content as the anchor tries to make the news and talk integral…

KIRO News after CBS into show

 

KXL Portland Sports.  This is the best way to get into a morning news sportscast so as to avoid tune out from people who don’t like sports but always love a good sports story…

KXL 01 gidget into sports

 

KXL YouTube Scrape.  This is part of the daily workflow at many FM newstalk stations: look for great sound on youtube.  KXL usually finds one in AMD and one in PMD that have fantastic sound or nat sound.  The overall affect on the radio station’s sound is great…

KXL youtube scrape fat boy

 

KIRO Interview Example.  This is the best way to get into an interview: lead with the topic, not the guest, and either integrate the greeting into the first question or make the greeting very brief…

KIRO AM 02 Nice Q&A