Local Talk Programming

As a major component of local service, many stations produce local talk based programming  - most in Monday - Friday middays (9am - 4pm).  These programs tend to focus on interviews and may or may not include listener call-in or produced elements.

To better understand how to maximize the impact and use of these efforts, PRPD and the Local News Initiative have focused on Talk Show Best Practices.  With media usage undergoing major shifts, this is an ongoing process. A key resource is our Talk Show Handbook, designed to aid both stations with ongoing shows to continually improve and for those contemplating program development.

Other Talk Show resources:

Talk Show Convening (June 2008)