Sunday, July 12, 2020

Major Promotion: Home For The Holidays

As the song says, "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays", but many aren't able to make it home for various reasons (logistics, financial, etc.). Home for the Holidays is a promotion that...

Major Promotion: Toys For Tatas

It's not something you usually associate for Christmas, and this annual promotion isn’t for most stations, but if you are an edgy station that appeals to men and have a personality based show that...

Major Promotion: Stuff a Bus

Stuff a Bus is an interesting and unique way to generate donations for needy families (or the homeless) at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Invite listeners to donate items for the needy to Stuff a Bus to the...

Stunt: Great Christmas Idea For Your Show

Austrian radio host Joe Kohlhofer began his 8am morning drive-time show on Antennae Carinthia station by locking door to the studio and taking over his station's format. It is a great Christmas stunt that can be...

Heart Promotion: 12 Strays

Many stations do a public service by publicizing the need for adopting from a shelter. It's a great cause, particularly if you have a pet lover on your show. But when you frame it...

Minor Promotion: We Shop For You

Everyone has that ONE person on their list that’s hard to buy for. Find a listener that’s really struggling with it, and has an interesting story to tell. Then help them. This promotion is all...

Major Promotion: The Secret Beneficiary

If you're all about making a big deal out of winners, this contest is not for you. You can't promote the winner. A contest without a named winner? Why would your station do that?...

Christmas Stunt: Jingle Bail

In most markets, some station is hosting a Jingle Ball promotion. It's usually a concert, and often becomes a big event. But here's a fun twist for a radio show. How about Jingle Bail? In...

Major Promotion: Christmas Wish

You're probably familiar with Christmas Wish, but not all Christmas Wish promotions are successful. There are a lot of moving parts behind the scenes that are the key to success. Here's one that really stands...

Major Promotion: Breaking and Entering Christmas

Several personalities make this an annual feature. The idea of Breaking and Entering Christmas is to bring the holidays to families who are experiencing some misfortune in their lives. How To Do Breaking and Entering...

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A well-told personal story can be the most powerful element on the air. And if the story is personal, powerful and emotional, it can...