Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Feature: Sex Advice From Grandma

Contrast is at the heart of humor. Many comedians use the tactic of taking completely different and disconnected topics and finding a way to combine them. Sex Advice From Grandma is definitely a feature...

Feature: The Secret

The Secret is a great way to award multiple prizes to listeners (movie tickets, etc). The premise is quite simple, but most of the audience will never figure it out. That means you can...

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: The Secret Phrase

The Secret Phrase is one method of turning service information (traffic, weather, news) into an entertaining segment by making it a game. It helps if your reporter has a personality, but many are somewhat stiff...

Feature: Good News

One of the reasons listeners tune in to radio is to escape from everyday life and hear something that makes them feel good. So a Good News feature makes sense. Why does it work? You...

Feature: The Big Thank You

The Big Thank You is a heart-tugging feature that works for any show that seeks a warm, sensitive personality. It's a great way to tell stories provided by your audience, and has potential for your...

Feature: What The Cluck

What the Cluck is a wacky feature that probably won't work for you. It doesn't work for many. But if it does, it can be a tremendous asset. This is a good example of...

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: 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: Is Anyone Listening Who…

A lot of stations do the feature: Is Anyone Listening Who..., but it's a classic way to use those oddball human interest stories in the news and solicit interesting listener stories. The features is a...

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How To Sequence Phone Calls For Greater Impact

Once there are a full bank of calls lined up and those callers are properly coached to perform, most producers or phone screeners sit...