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Tips for naming a Radio Show

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by Craig M.
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Having a talk show or starting a radio station is a very lucrative and vibrant venture, especially when you have gathered all the needed information and equipment to start one. However, you face your first obstacle when choosing a name for your Radio and talk show – a task that is easier said than done. For your listeners worldwide to feel connected to your radio and talk show community, it’s very important to have a good radio and talk show name.

In this article, I will provide you with a few tips that will help you choose a perfect name for your radio station and talk show.

  1. Brainstorm for name ideas: Start by brainstorming and writing down any word that comes to your mind, especially one that relates to your business ideas. For instance, you can use the words like “Talk,” “Candid,” “Chat,” and “Topics” as they can fit into many radio talk show names. These words also suggest the kind of format or experience your listeners can expect.
  2. Select a name that represents your brand identity: When selecting a name for your radio station and talk shows, go for a name representing your brand identity. Start by asking yourself questions that uncover the purpose of your station or talk show. Will your station or talk show be broadcasted within a particular geographical location or internationally? Will it be broadcasted with a local dialect or a generally accepted language like English and French? This type of question will help you on your journey to finding a perfect name for your radio station as the name tells your audience what to expect from your radio station or talk show. For instance, the name “music Connoisseurs” connects with listeners with excellent music taste, while “Pillow Talk” suggests a night show that connects with couples and singles who wish to flirt or make love connections.
  3. Make it unique and brandable: It would be best to target a unique name to make your radio station and talk show stand out among its competitors.  However, ensure you’re not committing trademark infringement by using someone else’s name. When creating your unique name, go for a catchy name, preferably the one that people have not heard before, as this will have a lasting impact on your audience and listeners. For instance, names with rhythmic alliteration or pronunciation like Taka Talk, Really Radio, and Musicality are unique and trademarkable.
  4. Keep it short and easy to remember: Lastly, your name must be short and easy to pronounce, spell, and remember. People remember short names easily because they add value to your brand. Moreover, it is easy to type and search for radio stations or talk shows with short names and become listeners than one with a long name.

Radio Show name analysis

If you’re still stuck on creating some name ideas, here’s a breakdown of some of the top brands and businesses in the industry. Here I’ll explain why the name works for that company, and how the name appeals to customers. What’s more, a few more team members from BizNameWiz have added their name ideas below aswell!

Magic FM

Magic FM is a famous station established in London during the 1990s, with about 4.1 million listeners in 2019 alone. Magic FM is widely known today for its magical talk shows and music. The radio station’s name is simple, easy to remember, and connects emotionally with its listeners. The station name keeps listeners locked down to the station for a magical experience.

All Things Considered

“All Things Considered” is a radio talk show with up to 14.7 million listeners per week. This talk show name is simple and easy to remember and gives listeners the impression that it covers any topic worth discussing on air.

TEDTalks (audio)

TEDTalks is one of the most popular talk shows or podcasts out there. The name uses the word “TED” – an acronym for technology, entertainment, and design to keep things short and simple. In combination with the word “Talk,” the name instantly connects with listeners who want a talk show that presents various ideas that revolve around technology, business, science, education, and creativity.

Fresh Air

“Fresh Air” is another top radio talk show with up to 6 million listeners per week. The name is not only simple and unique, which helps to set it apart from the competition. It also tells listeners to expect a fresh look at the world around them.

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Leighton Hawkins
Leighton Hawkins
1 year ago

FM Magic, Music Mania, The Talk Show