Saturday, June 6, 2020

Game: Fast Answer

I'm not a big supporter of segments that just pass the time or fill your daily planner. It's usually a bad idea, but playing Fast Answers as a feature can be fun and interactive, especially...

Game: Ridiculous Answers

Ridiculous Answers is a fun game to play on the air. It can be a contest with listeners for prizes or it could just be something you play as a show. In fact, your...

Game: Genius Quiz

Here's a fun Genius Quiz game that you can bring out from time to time. It's fun to play between the cast members, or with a listener. Some solo shows can make this work as...

Game: Mix Tape

For many stations and shows that play music, the best possible games are those that combine personality and music, like this game. Mix Tape is one of those. It works best for shows that have...

Game: Know It Or Blow It

Know It Or Blow It is a fun game that is similar to Outburst or 5 in 5, in a way. However, it can have more on-air value because it’s somewhat easier to play along...

Game: The Biggest Loser

Games are a great way for new listeners to get to know radio personalities. There are a ton of examples on Insiders, including The Biggest Loser Game. No, it’s not a weight loss bit. It’s a fun...

Game: What Are They Talking About

It's not usually a good idea to deliberately confuse your audience, but this may be an exception. What Are They Talking About is a feature that engages listener's imagination. The goal is to create...

Game: Letters and Numbers

Letters and numbers can make for a clever and fun game. You can adapt it for most any format and can theme it based on current events or pop culture. It engages listeners the same way...

Game: Heads Up

Heads Up a terrific radio game. You've probably heard of the board game Taboo. It's a great game to play at parties and is perfect for playing on the air, with some minor modifications. Heads...

How To Make Your Own Games

Playing games on the air are fun, adds character and gets listeners involved, either as contestants or playing along on the air. There are a ton of games to choose from, but there's another...

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The Danger of Using Online Music Clubs For Music Research

Programmers who base music choices on research and data feel confident in decisions from data. They reason the information gathered from real listeners is...