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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.
Lots of high school students are taking finals exams now. Get a teacher to come on to give you their subject’s final exam. Whoever passes in the cast is a genius. Whoever fails in the cast is a Cledus.
Each cast member should bring in their high school yearbooks. Have the station voice read something written in each person’s yearbook and play that for the audience, who must guess from whose it came. Once correctly guessed, the cast member can tell a story about the person and why it was written in their yearbook.
Offer up a short, one sentence synopsis of something that may or may not have happened to you. The listener must guess if it’s a Lie or a Confession. For instance: when I was in school, I once jumped naked into the university fountain at the student center. If they guess right they win. Even better, if it’s a confession, you then tell the story and do some character development content. Thanks to Tess and Heather at WKFR, Kalamazoo, MI for this idea.
With Cinco de Mayo this week (Friday), do the Hot Pepper Challenge. Get every kind of pepper from your grocery store and set them up most mild to set-your-mouth-on-fire hot. Invite someone to conduct a trivia contest amongst the show cast around Cinco de Mayo or Mexican trivia. Get the question right, and the cast member endures no pepper. Get the question wrong, and they must eat a pepper (start mild, work to hot to build tension).
If your market has not yet gotten to weather nice enough to mow lawns for the first time this season, set every guy on your show in competition with each other to see who has to pull the cord on their mower the most times to get it started. Audio of it helps the bit. Thanks to JJ and Tiny, KFDI, Wichita for this idea.
This new feature is inspired by The Josie Dye Show, Indie 88, Toronto, who shared a story about a friend who had a date made through Tinder with a guy who couldn’t have seemed more perfect,. He was good looking, paid for the meal, they both loved the same music. But she rejected him because she thought there were times during the date where he looked like a serial killer. Which leads to an occasional feature called Tinder Fails, where listeners come on to talk about the dates they made from Tinder swipes that don’t go well.
How is it that women who are best friends refer to each other as “my girlfriend” without it being sexual and can easily go out over the weekend without fear of being judged like they’re in a relationship, but guys cannot use that same verbiage? Here’s a new feature for your show called “The Monday Man Date” where guys call up and admit they went out with their male friends to do things over the weekend (a movie, shopping, to a party) and admit that they had a Man Date.
Let’s run a test to see who’s the most trusted member of the morning show. Each person on the show must approach five different co-workers at the station and ask if they trust them enough to say if they’re getting a refund or owe money to the government for their 2016 taxes and what that amount is. Be recording this. The winner is the person who gets the most of the five people to share that info.
With Easter just a few weeks away, time for your yearly morning show Peep Show. Run a trivia game amongst the cast to find out who knows the most about their fellow show members (this is character development for all). The loser must do the Peep Show where they put twenty of those candied Easter peeps in their mouth and must sing the most popular song on the radio station right now.
Some people will gloat this week that they’re sitting atop their office pools. The next two weeks will give you a shot to celebrate the bottom third. Make stars out of those who have broken brackets, who sit at the bottom of their office March Madness pools!