Thursday, May 6, 2021

Game: Thousand Dollar Minute

The Thousand Dollar Minute is absolutely, positively, one of the best games to play on the radio. It's sticky, drives tune in and won't break the budget. This article provides step by step details and...

Feature: I Can Top That

Here's a simple way to get listeners excited about ordinary phone topics, drive more participation, and build suspense. It's almost like a magic trick to cause the phone to ring. It's called I can top...

Music Feature: The Perfect 10

Here's a terrific feature or promotion for any radio station that relies on a deep library. It gets listeners involved, is interactive, and can add interest to an otherwise stale library. It's called The...

A Radio Show’s Version Of Mean Tweets

One of Jimmy Kimmel's most popular features is Mean Tweets. It's funny, endearing, and shows that Jimmy doesn't take himself too seriously. Radio shows can create a version of this feature. In this article, I...

Game: Make Us Say Wow

This has been around for a while, but it works every time. Make Us Say Wow is a fun game, and an easy way to get interesting stories from listeners. In this article, I explain...

Feature: Good News

One of the reasons listeners tune in to the radio is to escape from everyday life and hear something that makes them feel good. This is particularly true in times of stress. So a...

Don’t Envy Popular Features

Something curious happens with strong radio personalities from time to time. They build a large audience base on the strength of a popular feature like Second Date Update or a Prank Call feature. Shows...

Game: The Letter Game

The Letter Game is so simple, many shows will pass right over it. But the reason it works is because it's so simple. This article explains how to play The Letter Game. Including: How to...

Feature: Dumb Debates (Dumbates)

This is a fun feature that works as a segment-filler or could actually take over several breaks on a radio show. Dumb Debates, shortened to Dumbates is addictive. It's one of those talkable discussions...

Relationship Feature: Make Up For Your Mess Up

Make Up For Your Mess Up is a great feature that can fit many station formats, ranging from edgy rock to safe, family stations like Contemporary Christian or AC. In this article, I explain why...

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9 Sources Of Phone Calls You Can Count On

There's no doubt that it's more and more difficult to attract good phone callers on the radio today. But that doesn't mean it's impossible,...