It’s the simplest idea. But it is an idea missing from every bad radio station.
No one reads yesterday’s news. No one watches yesterday’s game. No one talks about yesterday’s plans. (Even when we talk about what happened yesterday we talk about it from the 24 hours later perspective of today).
But here’s the catch; TODAY has to be designed in. TODAY doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, the generic – any time, any place – is precisely what happens by accident.
My talented friend Keith Stevens of KTIS recently said to me, “I can’t track today. The sun is out!” That perspective comes from Keith’s understanding of TODAY… that when the sun comes out during a frigid Minnesota winter it changes how people feel, and he wants his station to reflect that.
Today creates common ground. It is the neighborhood that allows us to be neighbors.