Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Prank Calls: Listeners Pranking Listeners

Prank calls work because they provide a dramatic story for listeners to follow. The downside is if the risk that a call becomes rude or mean-spirited, obviously a trait you don't want attached to...

Feature: The Super Toot

The Super-Toot is a silly, fun, and interactive feature that's perfect for Friday morning or afternoon. This article explains how to do the Super Toot. Including: An explanation of how to get the audience to...

Feature: Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is a popular drinking game, and what could be more fun than playing bar games on the air? Ellen DeGeneres used to play it with guests on her TV show....

Feature: Confessions and Secrets

Confessions and Secrets is a popular feature that can be adapted for most formats, regardless of the targeted audience. In this article, I explain how to execute Confessions. Including: Key elements to ensure success with...

Feature: Music That Moves You

Music is a powerful force. It is a soundtrack to lives and connects memories with strong emotions. When she was on the Melissa Etheridge Radio Show, Melissa built her personality around stories from and...

Feature: Loser Line

The Loser Line is a classic bit that has been around for many years, but has made a strong comeback. This is best for stations targeting women, and usually most effective for those appealing...

Feature: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is part of pop culture and can be a great way to highlight library songs on your station or show. It may feel like you're just taking advantage of the low-hanging fruit,...

Feature: What Are You Doing At The Courthouse

What Are You Doing At the Courthouse is a good weekly feature for some shows. It's similar to an On the Street feature, but with a more defined theme that can build more anticipation....

Feature: Missed Connections

Missed Connections is a feature used by many stations. Shows love it because there's  never-ending supply of content. Some shows perform it every day. Some once a week, and others bring it out on...

Feature: Your Show On The Street

You've probably seen (or heard of) YouTube star Billy On the Street. Billy's an interesting, fun personality who talks to people on the street, asking questions and offering $1 for responses. This feature is about...

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Interview Technique: Mirroring

There's little training in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The...
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