For a brand to be successful, it should be able to create a separate, unique identity that distinguishes it from its competition and other brands. A unique identity allows the brand to reach out to its target audience and create a space for itself in a competitive marketplace. Ditto for a radio station.
A Brand On The Airwaves
We live in an age where even people are trying to create a particular image that helps them to leverage their skills and find better career opportunities. Why then should a radio station not create its own brand?
Creating a distinctive identity on the airwaves helps the radio channel on a number of fronts. It allows the station to attract a particular target audience who will tune into the channel day and night. Once you like the music and radio announcers of a radio channel, chances are that you will stick to it. Having a loyal legion of listeners allows the station to then attract advertising and marketing opportunities.
Creating The Unique Radio Experience
A brand or a product that has created their distinct identity gives the target audience a unique experience when the people use their product. The same applies to a radio channel as well. If a frequency offers the same music and the same content, it will not attract listeners. The show producers and the creative heads need to first decide on a specific genre of music that will help their channel stand apart from the rest. Or you could even offer a variety of music throughout the day that will suit the different moods of the listeners. Whatever the radio station decides to do, it should offer a different listening experience from other stations. This is a sure fire way of attracting people to tune into the station and stick with it.