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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.
No one likes to come upon a parked car with a dog inside during the summer. Why not “deputize” listeners with a quirky oath who’ll take a stand that if they see this in the next few months that they promise to not leave the car and dog and call the authorities?
With all the talk about pardons, ask the audience what they’ve done in life (or recently) that would require a full, unconditional pardon (you’re looking for silly stuff). Tell them you’ve been given power by the FCC to grant them a full pardon (today only!) and then do so after they tell you their story.
Friday and Monday shows are the easiest because you have the weekend to play on. Sharing with the audience something you’re looking forward to doing over the weekend (and asking them the same thing) and reflecting on the same stuff on Mondays (and asking the audience for stories, too) is very connective. A new frame for an easy Monday topic is Win or Lose Weekend. Take calls from listeners, asking if their weekend was a win or a fail and why. Thanks to Sherman and Tingle, WDRV, Chicago for this idea.
All of us have not felt well and Googled our symptoms to find out what we have. Create a new show character called Doctor Google. Get a list of diseases that no longer exist. Then find a fun person to play the character and take calls from listeners who give you their symptoms and you put them into the Google machine and diagnose the caller with a disease long ago cured.
No doubt with Memorial Day next week, many listeners will try to get Friday off, too. Open the phones looking to find out what time people are getting off at work and then get one boss on who’s keep their employees until late afternoon and bribe him or her to let them go at noon that day.
With the Royal Wedding this Saturday, how about getting some drag queens to hold up signs on the overpasses of busy highways asking those driving to work to listen to you? Call them the Queens of England.
With high school and college graduations coming this month, invite area valedictorians in to play whatever daily Hollywood-based trivia game you play to see if their book smarts also mean Hollywood smarts. You might have to do some work to find the valedictorians to invite them in but this might be a fun thing to do if you have that feature.
With Cinco de Mayo this coming Saturday, time for the Hot Pepper Challenge where one cast member tests the Cinco de Mayo knowledge of the rest of the cast. Get a trivia question right and you’re safe, but get it wrong and you must eat a hot pepper. Get hot peppers from mild to flame-burning and dole them out in that order to increase the tension as the trivia questions are asked.
A gravy boat? New throw pillows for the sofa? A subscription to a jelly-of-the-month club? With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marrying in less than a month, you will certainly want to have your listeners help you figure out an appropriate wedding gift so you can get it off to Buckingham Palace, right?
We keep hearing in the news that Michael Cohen is Trump’s “fixer”. Who’s yours? Who do you know who has sway and did a major favor for you? Like a neighbor who got you a great deal on new gutters. Or the cop/friend who got you out of a ticket? Closer’s names remain anonymous, but let’s hear what happened. Time to open the phones for stories.