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.
This might better fit being a Facebook Live for the show because it’s very visual, but what would it be like if each cast member was given a tangled, jumbled string of Christmas lights and then there was a competition to see who could untangle the string the fastest?
What fun audio might you get if each cast member of the show visited with a mall Santa, sat on his lap, read him your list, and recorded it to air on the show?
Two phone topics! First, ask listeners to finish this sentence: “Thanksgiving was going great until (blank) showed up.” Here’s another – today is Cyber Monday. See if any listeners will admit that they’re going to work today, but will really spend all their time shopping online.
Take a survey of workers on your show this week to find out what time their offices close on Wednesday for the long holiday weekend. Give A+’s to the bosses who go with noon, and an F-minus to those keeping their workers until 5pm (no names so you’re not sued!).
Almost time for Santa so putting kids on fits any radio brand! Go find a bunch of cute kids and ask them, based on the last year, if their brothers and sisters deserve to be on Santa’s naughty or nice list – then ask why.
We’re now about a week away from Thanksgiving. How about finding someone who did something nice for you (or a listener) once in life, get them on, and publicly thank them for putting goodness in your world?
Take calls from only women and ask them to suggest the name of the next actor who, in the next week, will be accused of sexual harassment. If possible, if someone chooses the name of the next actor named, give them a prize. Call it the Perv Pool. Thanks to Sherman and Tingle, WDRV, Chicago, for this idea.
Who likes to get shots? Absolutely no one. And it usual dates back to when we were kids and had to go to the doctor. Which is why everyone on the show will get their yearly flu shot live on the air. So listeners can hear the trepidation and connect with laughter.
With Halloween about a week away, find some enterprising mother in the audience, bring her in Halloween morning, and have a local make-up artist give her a Monster Makeover. You can do all of this on Facebook Live to grab the visual side of this. Then join her at work to grab more audio for your next show and video for your social media channels.
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.