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Radio is an Art

I recently watched a video from the TED conference featuring spoken word poet Sarah Kay and it was a good reminder that spoken word radio is also an art form.

Sarah describes the beginning of a great story as the intersection where what you are passionate about meets what others are invested in. She tries each time she opens her mouth to make impossible connections with people.

The key to great spoken-word poetry and spoken-word radio are the same.

Entertain. Inform. Inspire. It’s about gathering up all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected up until now to help you dive into things you don’t know. Sarah suggests approaching each day / show / poem with your backpack filled with everywhere else you have been.

Sound advice for all radio hosts.

Take 18 minutes and watch this video.