WTMX (The Mix 101.9), Chicago Dale the Receptionist

One of the simple ways to easily grow the entertainment quotient of your show is to use the cast of characters around you at the radio station who are not on the show every day.  Letterman taught us this simple approach, and every late night talk show host has done it...

The Father’s Day Blind Date

With Father’s Day this Sunday (June 16), find a single dad and spend the week on a narrative arc finding him a blind date for this weekend – then have both on next Monday to find out how it went.  Important:  if you do this, run it by your PD and legal to...

Tales From the HVAC Guy

With summer just about upon us, HVAC units will fail and listeners will need to call HVAC guys to come to their house to fix them.  These people, because they go to customer’s homes, have tons of stories to tell about what they find.  Here’s a feature for...

B105, Cincinnati Luke or Dare

Two of the regular items that bear themselves out when you talk with listeners is that they want fast moving breaks, with multiple parts to keep their attention.  And that the sweet spot for length is about three minutes with rare exceptions.  Enter The Big Dave Show,...

106.5 The Arch, St. Louis Becoming a Storyteller

What is a great song, but a story?  Reality shows, even your favorite weekly sit-com, tells a story every week.  Facts and figures only matter if they tell stories, which is how we connect as human beings and show our humanity.  So this begs the big question –...
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