How to name Radio Show/ Station
Discover names for your radio station using this radio name generator
Discover names for your radio station using this radio name generator
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In any case, brainstorming possible name ideas for your radio show is the best way to start. To guide you, I have come up with 20 radio show names.
When trying to come up with good radio show names, it’s important that you first think of them in relation to your brand.
What is in a talk show name? A lot is in a name, but what really stands out in any name is what it represents. It is what your show or station ultimately stands for. You want the name to explain to the target audience who you are and how your services can be of use. That will make the business easier to find and more appealing to potential users.
I assume you have created a list of possible names for your radio show as I did. The next step is to pick a handful of names (4 or 5) that are better than the rest. How do you go about this?
I am going to show you some questions you can ponder on, in order to make your selection process easier.
Bottom line: There is no magic formula for explaining what your radio show names represents. What’s important is to identify your target market and then focus on making positive and meaningful emotional connections with them. Find names that cannot in any way jeopardize that objective.
Your task in this step is to analyze local or international companies from same field and figure out what inspired their business name ideas. Then you can come up with strategies to do it better.
The big question is, “how exactly did they get their naming on point?”
An easy way to do this is to find a number of radio show names on the internet, evaluate their logo and positioning. This will tell you a lot about how each one derived its name and established a brand.
An exhaustive competitive analysis will give you an objective understanding of the competition’s strengths and weaknesses. That information will help you position your talk show names ideas in a unique way that outshines the competition.
How do you analyze competitors’ radio names and logo designs? Follow our simple template:
To give you an idea of what we mean, please check out our analysis of these businesses:
Voice of America: this radio name suggests a station where daily broadcasts are made for every American. Its logo is the acronym ‘VOA’. Anywhere the logo is seen, an American recognizes it as the Voice of America network.
The Steve Harvey Morning Show: this radio show is affiliated with Steve Harvey the comedian. Once the name is mentioned, one expects a radio session filled with funny and empowering conversations. The brand logo of this radio show is the name “Steve Harvey” in bold letters, and “Morning Show’ in smaller letters. The logo shows you even from a distance, that celebrity media personality Steve Harvey, is in charge.
Science Friday: the name of this radio show simply means science reports every Friday. It doesn’t get more descriptive than that. The radio show name is abbreviated, in order to come up with a catchy logo. The logo consists of the words ‘sci fri’ written in orange text. This logo is great because it retains the name and meaning of the radio show, while showing a clean and simple design.
Marketplace: according to its name, this radio program is intended to update people on business news and economic stories. Its logo is similar to a graph of demand and supply. It is also shaped like an ‘M’, which represents the radio show name.
Bottom line: You can tell from the three examples that it’s by no coincidence that some radio show names become so relatable and memorable. The feel in the logo and the messaging in the name help the business stand out from the crowd.
The next step for you is to brainstorm possible talk show names ideas. Write them down as they come; do the weeding later.
When you have 20-40 business names that fit your niche and vision, and that can compete successfully with existing competitors.
Next, split your list of names into the 4 categories listed below. Let’s see a quick demonstration assuming you’re trying to come up with cool radio names centered on business.
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It’s weeding time! This is where you prune and pick only the best names for your radio show. Your shortlist should have about 3-5 names off your initial list.
Picking your favorite radio show name may be tough, especially if you used our show name generator. There are a few things you need to consider when creating a shortlist.
It is your prerogative to decide the elimination criteria, but this checklist should help you shorten your list:
Having answered these questions truthfully, you may now proceed to pick the top 5 radio show names from your first list. The selected radio show names will pass through various other steps, until you arrive at the best name for your radio station.
Discussed below are the 5 chosen names from my list.
Once you have shortlisted the best radio show names, background checks are necessary. A background check might just save you from future legal battles and cases of misinterpretation. Here are a few things to do in a background check.
You have narrowed down your 20-40 name list to 2-3 names at this point.
Simple step: It’s great to have the opinion of a third-party when you’re done with the primary checks. Their opinion may differ from yours, but it’s mostly objective criticism so that’s okay. You can show a list of your final 2 club names to;
If you’re asking your ideal audience, ask the first thing they thought of on hearing that name. Ask a radio station owner how they think an audience would interpret your radio show name.
Once you get feedback, go back and figure out if their response was in favor of your name or not. Ask yourself if the name evoked the thoughts, you had imagined it would.
Pro Step: If you want to go deeper with the feedback step you can reach out to opinion shapers, industry leaders, your ideal customers, linguists, and tech futurists for their opinions.
Pro tip: Don’t rely too much on feedback from biased people, especially fans, friends, family members, and colleagues. Seek the opinion of brutally honest critics.
You have come a long way in trying to name your radio show. Now, the final step is to check if your radio \ station name and extension of choice are available for domain registration. You can use our name availability checker to run a quick check after you have generated name ideas for your radio name. Our free tool shows you which domain extensions are available, and will recommend logo ideas that correspond with your business name. Or you can Google the shortlisted names to ensure that they aren’t plagiarized. Looking up the names will also give you an idea of what each name might mean to different internet users.
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