Today I talk about a Podcast that originates on the radio where they need to fill their time slot. It's called Dr. Fitness and the Fat guy. The one episode I listened to took 13 minutes for them to get to the point. Instead of talking about fitness or anything health related, they were talking about the Bob Segar concert. While radio has time to fill, Podcasters should get to the point. This takes the “fluff” and filler out of the presentation and makes it more valuable (as you are not wasting your listener's time.

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Think of the water hose on your house. The gain knob sets how much total pressure is sent to the nozzle (the level knob/slider). So the more your turn up the gain of your channel, the most sensitive the slider is. Always make sure the channel volume is less than the master volume or you will “over drive” the mixer and cause distortion.

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About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
1 comment on “Hey DJ – Get To The Point!
  1. Jeremy says:


    Long-time listener…love the podcast tips.

    I must say, though, that I found this episode somewhat amusing. In an episode where you rail against podcasters taking too long to get to the point, it took you 5:27 to start talking about this, the main subject of your podcast.

    Excellent point, though. Just because the internet gives podcasters unlimited time for their shows does not mean they should use it!

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