The Monday Morning Free IdeaThe Reynolds Group can help make your show more innovative! Call 919.821.4700 or e-mail us to find out how.
What drives ratings? Fun, entertaining ideas that help your show connect with the audience. Innovative ideas make people notice and remember the show, give listeners a chance to talk about the program, and ultimately compel them to tune back in again because they’re afraid to miss something.
So, how about a free idea? Each Monday, come back for more great stuff, as done by Reynolds Group morning shows, which might help make your morning program more different, fun, and unique.
Innovative, fun ideas help drive additional occasions of listening. The Reynolds Group can help make your show more innovative! Call 919.821.4700 or e-mail here to find out how.
No doubt that the “in” voice now is Alexa. Scan the internet to find an Alexa sound-alike and ask her questions like if local sports teams will win their football games, and the like. Writing and producing funny Alexa responses to pop culture, local, or questions from listeners could be a nice, fun bit to do.
The entire month of October is dedicated to bringing awareness to breast cancer. What might be very compelling is to have the women on your show have a mammogram on the air on one day with her results being delivered the next day at the very same time live on the show.
“The Mystery Question” is a new feature where you ask a certain segment of the audience to call without knowing why, other than you have a question you will ask them once they’re on the show to prove something. Today’s mystery question is out to prove that no woman knows who Ron Jeremy is. Load the phones up with women, then once on (or once you’re taping), ask them if they know who he is. For those of you who don’t know, he’s one of the world’s most famous porn stars.
The easier question to ask is what doesn’t have pumpkin spice now? Deputize a bunch of listeners as well as others at the station to call you when they’re out in the grocery store or shopping to alert you to the new thing they found which has pumpkin spice added. Call this: Pumpkin Spice – Make It Stop!
With football in full force and autumn meaning lots of guys doing outside chores, how about the female on your show looking to see who Mr. Manly is in your cast? A doctor comes in and does a blood test, returning the next day at the same time to reveal each guy’s testosterone level. Whoever has the highest is Mr. Manly. This is a very vulnerable bit as every guy on the show will need to okay revealing his results.
Somewhere in your town there must be a clown organization that has a concern about the movie “It” because of the negative image it’s giving clowns and wants to talk about it on your show.
Monday shows tend to be tough because you’ve been off for a few days. An occasional feature to do could be The Monday Man-Date, which is where a guy calls and tells you about the thing he did with his male best friend. Women do it all the time without a stigma. Flipping it to do around guys could be stickier.
Easy phone topic that results in great stories: Staples or Stitches! Tell us what happened that resulted in you having to get staples or stitches.
Every mother is out working the list – the list of school supplies she has to buy her kid. Have a cute sounding kid read two lists: the actual one of things that must be bought for him or her to go back to school. Also have the kid read the list of things that can’t be taken into a Guns ‘n Roses concert. Edit the two lists together so every fourth item is from the GNR concert. Present it as the school supply list and then, when listeners stop when they hear that odd item, reveal the joke of what you’ve done.
Remember that essay you had to write about what you did on your summer vacation when you went back to grammar school each year? How about finding some cute sounding kids and get them to do it and voice it on your show as they head back to school? To control this, ask the kids of co-workers to do it so you know what you have (instead of doing it on the phones which could be a wild card).