With lots of people getting together with family and friends this Thursday, who in the group is Mr. Politics? Who will be the first person at your holiday gathering to bring up politics? And, how will the rest of the group react?
Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks. A time for family, too much food, and arguing – especially after an election. Find listeners who are happy that Covid is preventing them from having to spend any time with their family this time of year.
With news that there might not be any mall Santas due to Covid-19, find yourself a Santa and have him host Zooms with listeners and their kids through Christmas so he can virtually find out what they want and if they have been good or bad. You have video to share on social media and bring the best audio to the show with this idea.
With the election over soon, it would be very relatable to find an engaging therapist and talk about repairing relationships that fractured because of politics. That’s happened to all of us, so delving into this relationships topic would be very real.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have long been my #1 Halloween candy. A close second, though, is the Kit Kat bar. This year, I’m open to dethroning Reese’s. Open the phones and ask listeners to convince you why Kit Kats are better.
What would be really cool and very responsible is if you used the awesome powers of your show to encourage people to vote over the next two weeks. Not to do politics (advocate for a person or issue), but to remind people it’s their civic duty to get involved to get the city and country they want. Get all the info on how to do it locally, even inviting on guests who can add to the conversation.
Halloween is not too far off. Get a cute kid to read the ingredients of a popular Halloween candy. Your listener must guess what candy it is to win a prize. A key to making this sound even cuter is to not let your kid read the ingredients before you record this so they stumble through them! If you want to hear great audio of how this sounds, visit the audio page here.
With sports back in our lives and the weather turning cooler, how about the cast doing Sober October? You guys take an oath that, throughout the month, to not touch one drop of alcohol. Get ten listeners to join with you. Check in with everyone to see who violates the pledge during the month and who, from your original group, is left standing on October 31.
Halloween is a month away. Kids probably can’t trick-of-treat due to Covid. The week of the holiday, get kids on and ask them some candy-oriented trivia questions. If they get them right, do a Candy Drive-By. You guys get the winner’s addresses offline, drive into their neighborhoods, slow down in front of the house, roll your window down, and throw the candy on their front lawns as a prize. That’d make great videos for social media that week.
Features built around the music you play are always a smart move. Mark and NeanderPaul, KSLX, Phoenix do something called Accent Verses Accent where they find two people with different foreign accents reading the same lyrics of a song they play.