Welcome to the Doing What Works network of radio stations! Here's what you'll need to get started...
The Talk Show
The satellite feed of the weekly talk show is split across two one-hour segments: Sundays from 11p-12a Eastern, and Mondays from 12-1a Eastern on Radio America. For XDS receivers, the label is Radio America.
You can air the feed in real time, or record it for later -- and you can use one or both hours of the program. If any or all of the show is preempted, no makegoods are required. No affidavits are required at the moment, either.
The show includes six minutes of network commercial time and 39:10 of talk. The rest is local. The program clock shows the breakdown. It also lists trouble numbers for satellite feed support. Those numbers are near the end of this page, as well.
The talk show is also available as an FTP download from this web site. Access to the downloads is not password-protected. The program segments are posted no later than 5p Central on Monday for the following weekend's broadcast.
We offer four different promos for the talk show, all recorded by show host Maureen Anderson. There's a :22 topical promo for stations just using the first hour of the weekly show. You can tag that yourself, or have Maureen record a tag you can use every week. A similar promo is available for stations running both hours of the show, and another for stations that carry only the second hour. A :30 promo is available to stations airing both hours that's intended to bridge listeners from the first hour to the second. Because the program is formatted as two standalone hours, this promo lets people know there's more to come in the next hour.
The promos are available by FTP download. Again, Maureen's happy to record custom tags for you any time. She's also happy to record custom promos and liners.
Our radio affiliates are our first priority, and that's why we wait a week after the broadcast of a program to post the corresponding podcast on this web site.
Also called Doing What Works, the daily one-minute feature is designed to run Monday through Friday. There are new installments every weekday -- and they're available for unlimited use on not just stations airing the talk show, but on other co-owned stations in your market cluster. There's a fifteen-second national spot within the feature. You're free to sell local sponsorships adjacent to the feature, and Maureen will record any program elements you need for your local sponsors.
You can download the features by FTP. They're posted a month at a time, and will be available at least a week before broadcast.
Please feel free to use this logo on your station's web site and in promotional materials.
We want to help you make money with the show. Most communities have a nice pool of sponsors that could benefit from associating with a self-improvement program. Please let us know how we can help you sell the show to local sponsors.
For any problems with the satellite feed, please call Radio America at 703-302-1000 and dial 1 for technical help.
For questions about satellite receivers, please call Cumulus Media's Affiliate Technical Services Department, 9a - 6p Eastern M-F, at 212-456-5000.