Radio Show Name Generator
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How to name your radio show
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your radio show. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our radio show name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Pillow Talk
- DJ Hour
- Back to Basics
- Nothing but the T
- Vintage Inspiration
- The Classics
- Chat Trap
- Chit Chat
- The Girly Show
- Music Connoisseurs
- Rhythm Nation
- The Sound of the Ages
- Hotline Direct
- The Morning Show
- Favourite Hits Rewind
- Hot Topics
- Brave Political Commentary
- The World Today
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Chat”, “Topics”, “Candid” and “Talk”. You can see that while these words can be related to many radio shows, they also suggest the exact kind of experience or format that you can expect. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great radio show names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This sounds like it is run by music experts for the benefit of listeners with excellent taste in music.
This name suggests a radio show that inspires listeners to have a better day by playing them some of the best tunes from the past.
This name brings to mind a radio show that brings together all of the best tunes from different time periods.
This name tells us that this show encourages listeners to phone in directly to speak to the DJ or host.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great radio show names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful radio shows and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Desert Island Discs is a one of the longest-running and most popular radio shows around. The name is memorable and tells us exactly what it is about (celebrities choose the music they would take away with them to a desert island).
All Things Considered has a simple name that lets us know right away that it covers any topic that is worth talking about and discussing on air.
Fresh Air sounds like a show that brings a fresh look at the world, with the name immediately setting it apart from similar shows that are around.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused radio shows terms like live, daily or show . A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real radio show named “All Things Considered”.
This name lets us see right away that no subject is off limits. We can imagine a show in which all important are openly discussed by experts who have informed opinions to share with us. The name that they have chosen is also memorable enough that there is a better change of remembering when it comes on and looking for it.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Chit Chat, Really Radio).
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (talk – this lets people know that it is a talk show rather than one that is mainly about playing music all the time)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable radio show names could be:
- Taka Talk
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his show The Talking Hour and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his show he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Talk4Hours, HourTalk or TalkByTheHour.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words radio show often describes
(“radio show ______”)
You can use these words to create radio show names like ‘The Radio Show Sound’ and ‘Radio Show Voice’.
How radio show is often described
(“______ radio show”)
Example radio show names using these related descriptive words ‘The Provocative Radio Show’ and ‘Morning Radio Show’.
Radio Show Adjectives
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Fantastic Radio Show‘ or ‘The Controversial Radio Show‘.
Radio Show Verbs
You can use a verb in your radio show name to create business names like ‘Radio Show Talks‘ or ‘Recorded Radio Show‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new radio show names.
Radio Show in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (radio progressio)
French: noun (emission de radio)
Italian: noun (programma radiofonico)
Spanish: noun (programa de radio)