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So you have a radio show to do, but you're all out of ideas. Here are five fun activities that are unique to the radio format.

 

 

Liven it up

 

There is a power to live music that translates well to a radio format. Play a tune on a ukulele or harmonica; surfing listeners will probably pause to see what you're about.

 

 

Todays the day

 

Research an obscure anniversary, discuss it on the air (on or about the date) and play an appropriate setlist. For example, Alexander Hamilton was shot by Aaron Burr on July 11. Songs that fit the theme include "Bang Bang," "Happiness is a Warm Gun" and "There Goes my Gun."

Contest

 

Ask a trivia question with a difficult answer. It doesn't really matter what the prize is; people will phone in the answer if they know it. Come up with a question that people can't easily look up, like "When the Transformers traveled to Earth, which Decepticon stayed on Cybertron?"

 

Interview an Artist

 

Ask your favorite local musician or performance artist to stop by your show for a chat or a song. He'll probably enjoy the free publicity.

 

Interview a Non-ArtistWhy should artists get all the fun? Ask the most interesting person you know for an interview and talk to her about her job or the funniest or most interesting things that have ever happened to her

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Interesting advice

 

I generally look up what was no1 on the day also used to do a reverse song contest as well Audacity comes in handy for reversing an audio clip! Always done my best to engage listeners during a live show .....

 

My next Big show is New years eve going to start working on that sometime over the next week ot so already got peoples requests via my FB page.

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I like the idea of the reverse song, sounds like a good compitition to have. I might try that. I generally have loads going on and the other presenters have there own content which brings in the listeners. its hard going at the moment as our last twitter page got hacked and now were starting over on our back up hence very few subscribers :(
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I like the idea of the reverse song, sounds like a good compitition to have. I might try that. I generally have loads going on and the other presenters have there own content which brings in the listeners. its hard going at the moment as our last twitter page got hacked and now were starting over on our back up hence very few subscribers :(

 

The trick to not having your Twitter account hacked is choose a Stong password with lots of $£! type symbols etc .... not been hacked once also try and change password at least every 6 months.

My Blog https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com

User of RadioDJ FREE radio playout software since 2010.

How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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Also allow your listeners to join you in the studio by utilizing video like Stickam. Video chat rooms can drive more listeners to your station. I have friends on Stickam that have already launched 15 million streams there.
Personally I wouldn't entertain stickam purely on the bad reputation it has, I used to broadcast there many years ago when I was a video blogger but the class of viewer isn't the best, the same goes for blogtv, livestream and justintv. But that's just my opinion.
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