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Tips From A Fellow Host

It was a pleasure to catch up with Bob Andelman, aka Mr. Media on some tips he has for his fellow hosts. Bob has one of the most successful shows on BlogTalkRadio and he’s been on the network since 2007 so his advice is invaluable for a new host. Here’s what he had to say:

I never turn on the microphone unless I’m over-prepared. That’s a lesson I learned from being under-prepared. Which leads to the question: What do I need to do to prepare for my show?

1. Plan, Plan, Plan

I always work from a script and remember, it doesn’t have to lay out every word you’re going to say.  I write mine like an outline. Many elements of your show will repeat from one show to the next, so here’s an example of a show structure that I use often:

  1. “Today on Mr. Media, I’ll be talking to Alan Levy, founder of BlogTalkRadio. Stick around!”
  2. Play a little podcast-safe music — no more than 10 seconds or listeners
    will tune out.
  3. A few sentences of introduction, whether I’m setting up a guest or just the topics of the day.
  4. I write out either half a dozen actual questions or talking points beforehand – just something to which I can refer if the conversation comes to a halt.
  5. I’ll remind listeners about whatever my guest is promoting and where they can friend him or her online.

2. Be Prepared
A good lawyer never goes to court without already knowing the answers to most questions he or she will ask. I try to take the same approach by knowing enough about my guest or topic to guide conversation in directions in which I feel comfortable. There can always be surprises – that makes it more fun, but being prepared will keep you in the game.

3. Be a Good Listener
I have coached girls soccer for the last ten years. My kids are always talking, talking and talking even more. I always tell them, “God gave you twice as many ears as mouths for a reason. Listen twice as much as you talk.” It’s good advice for a radio host, especially one with guests.

Thanks so much for all of these great tips Mr. Media! We hope you remember these tips when you are hosting your first show (or even your 10th:)

The Shield’s Michael Chiklis Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio: Nov. 8, 2010

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Michael Chiklis, The Shield star talks about his return to serial TV, in ABC’s No Ordinary Family, which tells the story an American clan who gain supernatural powers after a plane crash in Brazil. Chatting with host Bob Andelman, Michael delineates his particular abilities.

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Micky Dolenz:  In 1991, the pop icon recalled auditioning for NBC’s The Monkees. “I don’t consider myself a drummer, but I do consider myself a guitar player,” he told host Robin Milling. “I had to quickly learn to play drums—and certainly played adequately for what I had to do for the band’s light pop rhythms.”

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Cynthia Bailey, the newest castmember of The Real Housewives of Atlanta—a former model who has also done guest turns on New York Undercover and The Cosby Show—fills Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone in on how her romance with beau Peter Thomas is unfolding.
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Ryan Sutter, Trista Rehn’s pick on ABC’s The Bachelorette—whom she wed in 2003—joins The Stupid Cancer Show’s Matthew Zachary to discuss his work as a young-adult cancer advocate. Plus: First Descents founder Brad Ludden and the Outdoor Program’s Lisa Goldstein.

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Delfeayo Marsalis, the jazz trombonist, who has also produced Grammy-winning works for such A-listers as Harry Connick Jr. and Spike Lee—as well as for brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis—drops in to chat with Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal about his upcoming CD, Sweet Thunder.
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Daily Highlights: Thursday October 21, 2010

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Lady Charmaine Live host Charmaine Bassett gets up close and personal with CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, who’ll fill us in the latest in her “Black In America” documentary series, “Almighty Debt,” which premieres tonight at 9pm ET.
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Keeping It Reel’s Tim Gordon sits down with producer Doug Liman, who has brought such flicks as The Bourne Identity and Kissing Jessica Stein to the silver screen. Doug will chat about his new film, Fair Game, a CIA thriller starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman gets busy with Canadian Playmate Lana Tailor, who’ll chat about Season 2 of her Cinemax cable series Lingerie, which features a full cast of pros working in the Big Apple’s intimate-apparel industry.
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FaithWords welcomes Jill Kelly, the wife of former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly. In 1997, the couple’s son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe’s disease, though survived 8 years. Jill will discuss he new book, Without a Word: How a Boy’s Unspoken Love Changed Everything.
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E2 Radio sits down with Gary Marshall, CIO of Taconic Farms, Inc., about the challenges of melding business technology with his life-sciences solutions firm’s cutting-edge work in genetics, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical research.
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If your smile isn’t dazzling, the rest of your appearance can seem off. Paula Begoun and her Cosmetics Cop Team offer tips for teeth-whitening, smile-flattering lipsticks, eliminating chapped lips, and more. Call in for a chance to win free Paula’s Choice products.

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Daily Highlights: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

bernard-williamsGet Up Show’s Chris LaMonica whoops it up with Bernard Williams, who snagged a gold medal in the 4×100 relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. The sprinter—who, when not training, performs standup comedy—will chat about his appearance on VH1’s What Chilli Wants.
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The Bottom Line Sports Show’s Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy kick it with New Orleans Saints safety Usama Young—who help drive the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV. While in high school, Usama worked as a vendor at FedEx Field during the Redskins’ home games.
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WYMS Radio Cha-Boogie asks, Who Murdered Hip-Hop? Was it the artists? The A&R guys? The media? Joining her to explore this issue will be one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock. Plus: Riggs Moralez, director of A&R for Eminem’s Shady Records.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman gets his chat on with famed radio talk-show host Barry Farber, who began career at NYC’s WINS in 1960, before moving up the street to WOR 2 years later. Barry—who once ran for mayor of the Big Apple—can today be heard on the CRN Digital network.
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Hachette Book Group Features welcomes editor John Schoenfelder and marketing director Miriam Parker to discuss Little Brown’s new imprint Mulholland Books, which launches this spring, and will be devoted to suspense fiction—including a novel by famed prosecutor Marcia Clark.

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Weekly Best: October 11, 2010

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Harry Hamlin—whose new reality series, Harry Loves Lisa, bowed last week—reveals what went wrong during the Oct. 4 robbery at his L.A. clothing store. “There were no police there,” he tells Robin Milling, “because the alarm company called the wrong police department!”

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Conversations of a Spirited Actor’s Tracey Moore gives it up for Daphne Reid who played Will Smith’s mom, Vivian Banks, on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The actress will chat about her acting career, which has included guest turns on series ranging from The A Team to Sister, Sister.

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Laurent Bouzereau, the most prolific “making-of” documentary filmmaker on the planet—who has produced more than 150 companion features for the VHS and DVD releases of flicks ranging from Rope to A.I.—chats with Mr. Media about his new book Hitchcock, Piece by Piece.

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Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone cuts loose with the outrageous Judah Friedlander, who plays Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, and has graced the big screen in hits like Zoolander and The Wrestler Plus: Scott Hallock and Kevin Healey, creators of the Syfy reality series Scare Tactics.

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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman mixes it up with Ryan McPartlin, who previously starred as the much younger beau of Fran Drescher on the short-lived sitcom Living with Fran and now plays Devon “Captain Awesome” Woodcomb on the hit NBC action-comedy series Chuck.

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The Stupid Cancer Show hosts Matthew Zachary and Lisa Bernhard welcome Seventh Generation blogger Beth Arky, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Environmental Health Trust founder Devra Davis, and Happiest Baby on the Block author Dr. Harvey Karp.

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Daily Highlights: Thursday; October 7, 2010

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon peeks into the ego of Edward Norton. “There’s no chase scenes, no weapons,” he says of his new film, Stone. “The drama comes from this corkscrewing tension that evolves only in conversation. So if you’re an actor, it’s like, At last I matter!”
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AACONS’s Marie Stroughter once again welcomes To Save America author Newt Gingrich. The former House Speaker will discuss his Strategy Memo to GOP candidates—outlining what he calls the “closing argument” they can use 30 days out to win votes in the midterm elections.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman cuts loose with Keith Powell, who plays the straight-laced writer Toofer on NBC’s 30 Rock. The NYU Tisch School grad —who’s also founder of the Contemporary Stage Company—will dish about what’s coming up on his Emmy-winning comedy.
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Positivley Incorrect’s Scott Cluthe sits down with MP (that’s Member of Parliament to you Yanks) Michael Meacher, one of the longest serving ministers in Tony Blair’s Labour party. A longtime environmental advocate, too, Michael will discuss the global threat of climate change.
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Paula Begoun and her Cosmetics Cop team dedicate an entire show to taking care of all skin-care, hair-care and makeup questions. Call in with your most pressing beauty concerns and get expert advice, plus free Paula’s Choice products selected by our host to meet your needs.

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Romance Radio’s Cathy Maxwell welcomes best-selling author Elizabeth Boyle, whose new book is titled Mad About Duke. The Widows of Standon historical romance tells the story of a young woman who employs an incognito duke to help her land a titled second husband.

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Daily Highlights: Friday; September 30, 2010

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Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis roll out the blood-red carpet for Halloween star Danielle Harris, who takes on swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley in Hatchet II, opening today. Plus: Hatchet series writer-director Adam Green.
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Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum welcomes Anthony E. Zuiker, creator and executive producer of CBS’ CSI franchise. Anthony will fill us in on the third spin-off he’s developing. Plus: Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeon’s The FairlyOdd Parents.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman cuts loose with John Caparulo of E!’s Chelsea Lately. The funnyman, who has toured with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show and Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, will tell us where he’s appearing next (and maybe slip in a few new jokes).
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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams pays tribute to Dick Griffey, founder of Solar Records—which launched such acts as Whispers, Shalamar and Lakeside—who passed away Sept. 24. Former Solar artist Wardell Potts Jr. drops in to share his memories of the R&B pioneer.
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123 Film!’s Sam Heer goes one-on-one with Ben Gluck, who worked as a storyboard artist on such Disney films as Dinosaur and Emperor’s New Groove, before going on to direct Brother Bear 2 and the new 3D spectacle Alpha and Omega.
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E2 Radio sits down with MXenergy CIO Wayne Sadin, who discusses the trials, tribulations of dealing with massive amounts of data in a wide variety of incompatible formats. But don’t fret: He’s got a host of best practices that can help alleviate your data headaches.

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Daily Highlights: Friday; September 24, 2010

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The wOw Effect’s Christine Hohlbaum mozies up to country music star Rosanne Cash, who first charted in 1981 with Seven Year Ache, before snagging a Grammy in 1985 for I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me. Rosanne chats about her new memoir, Composed.
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Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when Karen Mills-Francis—whose syndicated TV show, Judge Karen’s Court, is back by popular demand—stops by. Her Honor will chat about her new book, Stay in Your Lane.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman goes one-on-one with Zeljko Ivanek, who snagged an Emmy for playing Ray Fiske opposite Glenn Close on Damages. The Slovanian-born actor will fill us in on his role as CIA Director Blake Sterling on NBC’s The Event, which bowed Monday.
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Jazzin Em Up’s Cres O’Neal swings with saxophonist Walter Beasley, who has collaborated with such R&B stars as Brian McKnight, Stephanie Mills, while gigging with jazz legends like Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey. Walter will sample his new live CD, In the Groove.
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Icon Fetch host Tony Peter sits down with Hollywood music supervisor Gary Calamar, who oversees the scores of True Blood, House and Dexter. Gary will chat about his new book Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again.
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Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum cranks up the AC for sitcom writer-producer Suzanne Martin, who won 2 Emmys for her work on Frasier before creating the hit TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, starring Valerie Bertinelli.

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