25 years ago, Howard Stern was just starting his reign of New York radio, working afternoons at W-eNN-B-C. A lot has changed in radio and in media since 1984...but Stern's ability to respond to "fan opportunity" and break the audience barrier was just as strong as it is today.
Take a look at this YouTube video of Stern's guest appearance on a NYC local daytime TV talk show. In just a few minutes, he 'thinks like a fan, and treats them like the star' (even if the audience participant is treated like a porn star).
Engaged with the audience.
Responding to immediate opportunity.
All things you can do, too, whether through radio programming, TV interviewing, blogging or social networking.
With today's technology, it's much easier to engage, interact, respond and deliver content to an audience than 25 years ago. And you can do it with or without the embarrassing moustache, heinous haircut and goggle glasses.
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Tuesday, April 21, 2009,