Hot List March 26, 2018

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March Madness

Final Four

Kids’ Choice Awards

Good Friday

March for Our Lives

End of Lent

Easter

Stormy Daniels

Craigslist Personals

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Facebook

Cambridge Analytica

The Dow

Joe Biden

Toys R Us

Ringo Starr

Royal Wedding Invitations

Spring Training

Justin Bieber

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WEZN, Bridgeport, CT That’s All I Need to Know About You

We all make snap judgments about people, don’t we?  We see someone, make a note of something they’re doing, and make a broad assessment about their life.  Anna and Raven, Star 99.9, Bridgeport, CT recently added a well-evaluated feature to their show (as developed by Bud and Broadway, WIL, St. Louis) called “That’s All I Need to Know About You”.  This is a fun feature because it’s digestible, funny, and highly relatable.  If you’re the kind of show that journals each weekend to generate personal experience stories as content, it’s likely you have several in there to kick this feature off (“if I see you shopping at Home Depot in curlers, that’s all I need to know about you!”).  Throw a few out on your own to frame it so the audience understands what you’re looking for, then open the phones to grab some from listeners.

Little Victories

I recently battled my bank to get a refund on a BS $5 service fee and realized that this brought me immense joy when I succeeded.  So here’s a new occasional feature for the show called Little Victories.  Let the audience call to tell you about the small victory they recently had in life just like that (doesn’t need to be money based).  You’ll need to offer up an example before opening the phones so they get what this is all about.

Hot List March 12, 2018

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March Madness

Daylight Savings Time

Spring Break

Kim Jong Un

Stormy Daniels

A Wrinkle In Time

Lent

Toys R Us

SXSW

St. Patrick’s Day

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American Idol

Pharma Bro

Black Panther

The Flu

Spring Training

Tiger Woods

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

OJ Simpson

RuPaul

Roseanne

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myTalk 107.1, Minneapolis Throwback Live at 1:45

It’s important as a show to be on pop culture and reflect trends.  The Throwback Thursday trend still works in social media.  Seizing on this idea on Colleen and Bradley, myTalk107.1, Minneapolis, a radio station grounded in everything entertainment, we added a new, daily feature to this midday show called Throwback Live at 1:45.  Holly the producer gets five audio clips of vintage pop culture.  She plays a bit and then Colleen and Bradley compete head to head trying to guess what the audio is.  It’s smart when you pit the cast against each other in a fun way as their chemistry will shine through.  You’ll hear the throwback trend and all the fun in this version recently done.

Accordion to You

Today’s Free Idea comes compliments of Chubbs and Tara, KHITS, Tulsa who do a feature called Accordion to Chubbs (play on words) where he plays a hit song on the accordion and the listener must guess the song to win.

Funny Equals Money – Why Jimmy Kimmel Gave Out That Jet Ski

Planet Reynolds: Funny Equals Money – Why Jimmy Kimmel Gave Out That Jet Ski

Hot List March 5, 2018

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The Academy Awards

#metoo

The Razzies

Ryan Seacrest

Rick Ross

Lent

Black Panther

Kylie Jenner

 

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March Madness

Blake Shelton

Spring Training

The Flu

Elton John

HQ Trivia

Barbra Streisand

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Gals at Spring Training

With spring training in full force, why not bring some women from the radio station (including any gal on your show) to a batting cage in town and record them taking a crack at hitting 85-mph baseballs.  Audio for the next day’s show and video for the web could be fun.

MIX 104.1, Boston Justice of the Peace

Karson & KennedyIt always helps to have fun experts on the show – they add to the entertainment factor of a break and give the cast something to play with.  At Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston, Producer Mike was slated to marry two friends (he’s ordained).  Mike hasn’t done that too much.  So the show found a local justice of the peace they knew and asked him to participate in the break to give Mike advice.  Great on paper, right?  What adds to this is that the justice of the peace was very quick witted and knew the players so he could have fun with not only the scenario (he can tell stories about marrying people) but poke fun at Producer Mike, too, which made it more fun.  When doing something like this, find experts in the field who can help your break have more sparkle.