Radio Sales Café

Networking for radio sales professionals from Grace Broadcast Sales.

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Welcome to Radio Sales Café!

An overview of Radio Sales Café: tips for navigating the site, answers to FAQ's, and policies for posting content. Please read this first!

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New to Radio Sales?

Just getting started in Radio sales and wondering where to begin? This section of the RSC forum is for you. Ask any questions you like, and get great answers from our radio sales veterans. You'll find lots of helpful information here!

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The Round Table: Brainstorming & Problem-solving

Have a question about sales and advertising? Dealing with a difficult client? Need some input on an ad campaign? Looking for ideas for a promotion? Post your questions -- and your answers to others' questions -- here!

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Friday Polls

Every Friday we send a poll question to RSC members; please share your answers -- to the current week's question and any of the previous weeks' questions -- in this forum. And if you have requests for poll questions, please let us know!

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Copywriting Tips, Commercial Examples

Articles for ad writers by ad writers, commercials for illustration and inspiration.

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Killer Promotions & Ad Campaigns

If you or someone at your station has created a successful ad campaign, sold a tough client, or put together a brilliant promotion, we'd love to hear about it - post here!

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Sales & Marketing Resources

Tell us about your favorite sales and marketing resources -- books, magazines, newsletters, websites, sales consultants, etc. Where do YOU go for ideas and advice? If you come across a good sales article, please post the link here.

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RSC Sales & Advertising Library

Welcome to RSC's archive of audio recordings and book recommendations designed to add to your knowledge and sharpen your skills.

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Radio Sales Employment Opportunities

What opportunities are available in your market for radio advertising sales professionals? What about sales-support positions, copywriters, etc? If you're offering or seeking employment in radio sales, post here!

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RSC Classifieds, aka "Radio Stuff for Sale"

Have studio equipment or parts you'd like to sell or are looking to buy? Sales training courses? Other radio- or sales-related items? Here's your chance to connect with like-minded members. Please note: this section is for private party classifieds only, NOT business ads.

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Latest Activity

Joe Lyons replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"I use a Marantz PMD 660. It's not quite studio quality but it's close. Maybe 90%. I have also had good results with the Roland R-09. Smaller, lighter and just a tad less quality but convenient for quick hand held work."
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Rebecca Schwartz replied to J.R. Crowell's discussion 'Jewelry store promotion ideas?'
"Just read this in the November newsletter from Dakota Broadcasting, and received permission to share from GM Joel Swanson: “DIAMOND DAY” IS BACKRiddles Jewelry and Dakota Broadcasting are pleased to announce the return of the…"
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Roger Burke replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"We use Roland's Edirol R-09. It's a good device. Records in stereo. FIles: Mp3, or WAV. WIthout an external mic it needs to be held a certain way to prevent pops. Quality is excellent."
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Daryl Johnson replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"Like you, and probably most of us, I like the client to come in to the studio.  However with the quality of recording on smartphones now I have found that is a great second.  No investing in another device, I can send the audio to the…"
17 hours ago
Phil Mueller replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"We use the Zoom H2 and also the Tascam DR-07. They work very well. We also use them for news coverage."
17 hours ago
howard johnson replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Enter a Drawing for a Copy of "Shut Up: Stop Talking & Start Making Money"'
"howard johnson BOB-FM Ramsey MN  realhojo@realhojo.com Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks. hj"
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Jim Murphy replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Enter a Drawing for a Copy of "Shut Up: Stop Talking & Start Making Money"'
"I'm In"
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Blaine Parker replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"Good stuff, Paul. Going to have to look into using my S4 accordingly. That AT mic looks interesting. And best possible light for the client voice? Indeed. Back when I was still working in a station, it's astonishing how many times we were…"
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Joel A. Swanson replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"Keep it simple.  We have an HD Sony Digital for the Sports Department and an Olympus for the News Department. Sports Director tells me he prefers the "Recording App" on his cell phone. Sales Team use Cell Phone or laptop with plug in…"
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Blaine Parker replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"I record a ton of client actualities on location, not to mention a lot of VO on the go. Accordingly, I have two mobile recording rigs. Rig One: - Core i7 ThinkPad running Vegas Pro - CEntrance MicPort Pro - Audio Technica AT8035 shotgun OR - Neumann…"
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Christian McDaniel replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Enter a Drawing for a Copy of "Shut Up: Stop Talking & Start Making Money"'
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Paul Kaminski replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"Some tricks I've learned in my years of covering news for CBS News, Radio, in my job as a Radio World columnist, and as an SBE Certified Broadcast Technologist: For a standalone recorder that goes in the pocket:  Olympus LS-10.  With…"
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Tom Burns replied to Rebecca Schwartz's discussion 'Friday Poll: What Microphone/Recording Devices Do You Use to Record a Client at Their Business?'
"Another good portable recorder is the Tascam DR-05 or alternate higher  number."
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