Saturday, November 17, 2018

Feature: Celebrity Birthdays

Birthdays on the air? Really? Like they did it in the 60s and 70s? Who wants to hear that? Nothing could be more boring. Celebrity birthdays are trite, lack excitement and aren't that creative. Okay,...

Feature: The Super Toot

The Super-Toot is a silly, fun and interactive feature that's perfect for Friday mornings or Friday afternoons. Dave Smiley and company came up with this idea and it stands out on the show each...

Feature: War of the Roses

War of the Roses is one of the best relationship features of all time. It's been around awhile, and the name of the feature (taken from the movie of the same name) is a...

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? You may have seen Ellen DeGeneres playing it with guests on her...

Feature: 5 O’Clock Flashback

The 5 o'clock Flashback isn't a new idea, for sure, but here's a unique twist on an old idea that builds personality into a break and works as a cross-promotion for the morning show. It's...

Relationship Feature: Deal Breakers

This relationship feature is effective in activating the audience to participate in a story. Deal Breakers works well for ensemble casts and can be great for solo shows as well. The story plays out through...

Feature: 10 Second Sound Off

10 Second Sound Off is a great feature for spoken word formats (talk, sports, news) and high profile personality shows. In fact, Sound Off is an easy feature that can become a benchmark for just...

Feature: Love Letters

It takes a special personality to pull this off. but if you have an opinionated, yet charming, and preferably female, talent, Love Letters is a great feature. It can work for Valentine's Day if you don't want...

Feature: Love em Or Leave em

Love em or Leave em is a relationship feature that requires an outcome. It creates a serial story that listeners can follow to conclusion. The feature works anytime, and can be either a weekly feature...

Prank Calls: Prank the Host

Prank calls work for some shows, but are out of character for others. If it doesn't fit your nature, you could make one of your cast members the victim with Prank The Host. For Kidd...

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Steps to Better Performance Through Word Economy

It's as if some personalities have the idea that adding extra words makes them sound better. In a programming environment that stresses shorter breaks, air...