Sunday, March 24, 2019

Feature: Censored Joke Of The Day

The Censored Joke of the Day is a great feature for the right personality and station. It fits more shows than you might think in a variety of formats. The joke can be salacious or...

Feature: Explain Yourself

Explain Yourself is a recurring feature that could become something you become known for. That has value, but if you use it well, it could also become a character definition tool for personalities. How To Play...

Feature: Gets In Your Business

Relationship features are all about getting a compelling story on the air. There are many ways to do that, of course. But the difference between an average feature and a compelling one is when...

Why You Should Always Program Features At Set Times

There are two schools of thought in how to program features: Rotate the times they air to expose them to a larger audience, or program features at set times. Traditional programming philosophy suggests a feature...

Manage Radio Features Like Disneyland Manages Rides

Broadcasters agonize over on-air  features. They love adding new ones, but often fail to move out the old. To stay out of programming ruts, PD's must manage radio features with discipline to keep the station from becoming...

Feature: Kids Court

Kids Court puts kids in charge of making decisions for adults. It can be funny, and still tell a story that engages the audience because it's out of context. Anytime you put kids into an adult...

Feature: Snaps

Snaps is an all-time great segment. For best results, you need a show with more than two people on it. There are two keys to the bit: Two personalities on the show-and ONLY those two personalities...

Feature: Confessions and Secrets

Confessions is a popular feature that can be adapted in many ways for your target, your personality and your format. The short story on this feature is that listeners call in and confess something on the...

Feature: My Psychic Powers

Here's a great way to cause talk and create a buzz that could stretch over multiple days. Demonstrate your psychic powers and amaze your co-hosts and listeners. This can be done anytime, or even become...

Feature: Text The Truth

Text The Truth is a simple, short feature that's great for solo shows, or multi-personality casts. It's highly effective, but some shows are reluctant to do it because it's so easy to do. They think...

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Applying the Art of Music Scheduling

The difference between great radio stations and good radio stations is art, not science. Of course, all great stations have a solid foundation. That's...