Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Benchmark: Listener of the Day

I'm not sure if this is a benchmark, promotion or a daily feature, but Listener of the Day is a nice addition for radio personalities. The idea isn't new. Radio stations used to do Office...

Benchmark Examples To Borrow and Steal

Pay attention and you'll find benchmarks in almost all well-known and successful entertainment brands. There are thousands of them, and many can be adapted/borrowed for your show. Don't be shy. Steal these benchmarks and apply...

Your Show Book Of Records

The Book Of Records is a compelling Content Container to hold otherwise disconnected phone topics. And it can also be a creative way to add more interest in a recurring feature like Is Anyone Listening...

Benchmark: Kid Introduces Radio Show

Warning: Cute Alert Ahead. When an adorable kid opens your show, it can be radio magic. That's especially if you target moms. It can be your own child (best), or a niece or nephew. Either way,...

Benchmark: Numbering Your Listeners

If numbering your shows is a good idea, and it certainly can be, this is perfect for a new show or a new station. Numbering your listeners is like having a loyalty club that...

Benchmark: Things We Got Wrong

Many shows can't figure out how to say goodbye. Things We Got Wrong is a concept to show you don't take yourself too seriously. This is also an effective benchmark because you can promote much of the content...

Benchmark: Dice Decides

Whenever there is a controversy, disagreement, bet or anything that involves more than one possible solution, dice decides can be the tie-breaker. A pair of dice can be fun on the air. Here are a...

Benchmark: Ara and Toby’s Num Num Song

Benchmarks are usually spontaneous and could happen at any moment. On 103.1 Beach-FM in Kelowna, BC, morning show Ara and Toby stumbled on a great benchmark with Toby's Num Num Song. In this article, I...

Benchmark: Ideas to End Phone Calls

Benchmarks are a great way to allow listeners to get to know radio personalities and show off character traits. The best are embedded into the fabric of a radio show, and involving listeners is...

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A Unique Way To Give Away Prizes

Contests on the air should be just as much about entertainment as incentive. If you can attract the highly reactive ratings respondents with the prize and...
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