The Xbox One and PS4 Boyfriend

With the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now out, many female listeners will lose their guy to video games.  Time for you to come to the rescue.  Offer to these women a group date with the metrosexual on your show.  Take them out Christmas shopping, for a holiday drink, or a lunch to show them love and affection from the guy on your program who doesn’t care about video games!

Hot List November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving
Holiday Travel
Xbox One
PS 4
Black Thursday/Friday
American Music Awards
Hunger Games
College Football
NFL
Nuclear Option
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WBMX Lana is Angry About the Massage

Karson & KennedyIf you’re telling a story on the show that has other people involved, instead of just giving the details of the story yourself, get them to participate so there is more to play with.  Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston, ventured into Karson’s relationship with his wife, Lana.  She’d purchased a massage for him that he never used and this caused friction in their relationship. Their great producer, Mike Morgan, told Lana to listen to the break they were about to do on-the-air.  He then had her leave a voicemail with her reaction (a novel approach).  This break is Lana going off, uninterrupted, on Karson.  It’s a terrific character building break because Lana is very real, very passionate, very opinionated, and very funny.

Hot List November 18, 2013

Obamacare
Thanksgiving
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
JFK Assassination Anniversary
College Football
Auburn Hail Mary
The Batkid
Black Thursday and Friday
NFL
PS 4
Xbox One
Alec Baldwin
Typhoon Haiyan
Holiday Travel
Oprah
Cholesterol Guidelines
Justin Bieber Prostitutes
College Basketball
Richie Incognito
Jay Z/Barneys

KYGO Tracy Talks Minnesota

Ryno & TracyI am not a fan of lists – they’re easy content but not very personal.  Unless you do something with them that is uniquely yours.  Ryno and Tracy, KYGO, Denver, found the list of least sexiest American accents.  They could have just read it to the audience and commented, but they personalized it when Tracy, noting how hated a Midwestern accent is, called her husband and tried to seduce him with a Minnesota accent.  Lots of silly fun.

The TMI Game

Dave Ryan on KDWB, Minneapolis played a fun story-based game with listeners the other week.  It’s called “The TMI Game”.  Listeners call you with a story that, at some point, has too much information (they tell you something you’d wish you hadn’t heard).  Best story gets a prize.

Planet Reynolds: Don’t Just Stand There and Do Nothing

Planet Reynolds: Don’t Just Stand There and Do Nothing

Hot List November 11, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan
College Football
NFL
Trans Fats
60 Minutes
Twitter IPO
Miss Universe
Gay Marriage in Hawaii
Tom Cruise
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WBMX Barrett Say Red Sox Players Names

Karson & KennedySometimes a break happens on a Reynolds Group show that is perfection.  This is one of them. The Red Sox are on the cusp of another World Series title and Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston know this is top shelf, very relatable content to the market.  Listeners remember you not for the topics you choose, but for what you do with the topic.  They had Karson’s three-year old son, Barrett, say the names of the Red Sox players and an intern, who happens to hate baseball, had to decipher them.  Here are the strategic things accomplished in this break: character definition, deep authenticity, high relevance of topic, innovation because of what they did with the topic, and the chemistry of the room drove the humor.

Motel for the 6

With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, many listeners will be hosting their families.  That means tension, arguing, and wishing they’d leave early.  Go grab two nights at the cheapest local motel.  Give them out to a listener who can predict they’ll get tired of their family two days into the Thanksgiving holiday.