We’ve all done the same half dozen Mother’s Day ideas for years, right? Karson and Kennedy, MIX 104.1, Boston developed a new idea this year called Iron Mom. It’s the pretty simple bit where listeners call a voicemail line to tell them about what makes their mom special – what elevates this idea is the frame (they are creating a club of Iron Moms, which is powerful) and what they are asking listeners to share when they call. The brilliance of this break is how they debuted the feature. Where many shows would just promote the number, keeping the idea in listeners’ heads as they explained what they wanted, the team left their own mock voicemails for themselves and then played them for the audience. As you will hear, the examples both defined the show’s cast for character development but also gave those inclined to call what they are looking for. Each was both touching and funny and they moved the audience to feel the idea so listeners knew what to leave on the voicemail line for airing – which is smart.