Two ideas around this week’s Royal Wedding: using Google Earth, bring up the street view of Westminster Abbey (where the wedding is taking place). Note the small shops around the abbey and call them to find out what it’s like there this week. Then there’s a game called “Wedding, Bedding, or Both”. You’ll give a term that applies to the event in London, the name of a mattress at the local mattress company, or both. For instance “The Majesty” (it’s both actually – the Queen aka “her Majesty” will be at the wedding – it’s also the name of a Temperpedic mattress).
Archive for month: April, 2011
We do a feature each morning at 8:00 on Rollin’ with Nick Cannon, on New York’s 92.3 NOW called “Cannon’s Questions” where Nick Cannon calls someone and asks them a slew of silly questions. In the audio below, see what happens when an upset husband inserts himself into Nick’s feature.
Go find the most masculine guys in your town (i.e. construction workers, etc.) and get them to come in to do karaoke doing girly songs in a new feature called “Burley Men Singing Girly Songs”. Hearing some burley guy sing a Taylor Swift song is a great mental visual and might be very funny to listen to.
What happens when you know the guy your sister is about to marry is gay? You try to get him to reveal it to his sister on your show. That’s what Mojo in the Morning on Channel 95.5, Detroit did. This is an excellent example of taking what was a standard phone topic and turning it into something people would talk about. It comes in three parts.
Offer up a one-line set-up for a new joke and then open the phones for a new feature called “The Joke’s On You”. Listeners suggest punchlines for your set-up. The funniest one wins!
Interns can be fun! What would you do if you suspected an intern lied to you? Here’s one from Karson & Kennedy at MIX 104.1, Boston. After an intern called in sick, they suspected the lie when reading her Facebook page from the evening before (lots and lots of drinking). So what did they do? The confronted her on the show about it, with her mother on the hotline! After everything was aired, their was penance to be paid to stay with the show. Listen and enjoy!
We’re not too crazy about produced features but here’s a new one called “We’ll Make It Funny Even When It Isn’t”. Go grab audio from a serious conversation on TV (from the evening news, Oprah, some other source). Place canned laughter after people say serious things. That disparity might be very funny to hear. It’s kind of Letterman-esque and can be done every now and again to make people laugh.