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Craig Bruce

Am I any good at this?

Friday 08 July, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

The Memory Game

Monday 27 June, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

It took 1 hour and 4 minutes before the penny dropped for me.

I had just asked my last question to Hamish Blake on this week's new episode of Game Changers and was wrapping up the interview into a neat little bow when it finally dawned on me.

The reason that Hamish and Andy have been so successful on radio became clear to me in one simple exchange.

On the Same Page

Thursday 16 June, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

Next Radio London announces first speakers

Thursday 16 June, 2016

James Cridland and Matt Deegan's radio ideas conference - Next Radio - has announced its first raft of speakers including Australian radio programmer Craig Bruce.
 
Craig Bruce is one of the most experienced and respected radio talent coaches in Australia and the former Head of Content for Australia’s Southern Cross Austereo. He’s helped build the careers of Kyle and Jackie O, Hamish and Andy and created fantastic radio promotional concepts like “the Fugitive”.
 

LISTENING to the Radio - plan it in

Thursday 09 June, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

Inside the Kyle and Jackie planning meetings

Thursday 02 June, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

There are many factors that have made the Kyle and Jackie O show one of the best radio shows in the world. 

I wanted to focus on just one of those factors which has been critical to their success. 

I was the content director at 2DayFM in 2005 when the show first started in breakfast and it was my first time working closely with the guys. 

The thing I remember most about the weekly planning sessions was this one question that Jackie would ask at the start of every meeting. 

It’s a jungle out there in breakfast radio

Thursday 26 May, 2016

The Talent Coach: Craig Bruce

Breakfast shows are like baby animals in the wild, they have a fair chance of survival as long they don’t get mauled in their first 6 months of life.

So what should you be thinking about if you’re just about to take your first tentative steps into the tough and uncompromising world of breakfast radio? And what are the coaching opportunities for content directors with new shows?

I’ve been working with a couple of new shows this year both here and overseas and the feedback has been fairly consistent for each team:

Game Changers: Radio - The Learnings

Sunday 22 May, 2016
For the past six weeks radioinfo has brought you insights from some of Australia's top radio talent.

In this episode, series presenter and talent coach Craig Bruce revisits the highlights and points out the key learnings.



Those who didn’t make it

Thursday 19 May, 2016

Craig Bruce Talent Coach

Being a radio content director is not easy and it’s not for everyone.

It requires a combination of really specific skills and whilst there’s a lot that’s been said and written about the CDs who have been successful, very little is spoken of the ones who didn’t make it.

This has been difficult for me to write because every time I placed a new CD into a radio station I was always full of hope that he or she would be successful. Unfortunately there were many CDs during my time who despite their best efforts couldn’t do the job.

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