If you missed the Christmas idea BRAINSTORM, you can find it on the Creative Inspiration page if you are a Creative Cardio member. We posted the audio from the entire 60 minute call! There were a TON of great ideas that came out of this think tank!
Scott Herrold & Jayar Reeves did a session at the Momentum Conference about interviewing artists. Here’s a few clips they used! Feel free to save these & share them. (We have permission from the radio stations)
Chris Tomlin telling his crazy engagement story. Lies always lead to more lies!
Beth Bacall gets Laura Story to share that she is pregnant. She hasn’t even told her mom!
Mike Couchman does a unique teaser into a Toby Mac interview. It grabs your attention!
Beth Bacall has Brandon Heath do the Fish Family Name Game. A unique way to get the artist to open up!
When it comes to interviews, the most important thing a radio host can do is showcase the “heart of the artist.” Help the artist connect better with your listeners & share their stories!
Just posted a bunch of dry calls you can use to get a discussion going with your listeners! #HurricaneSandy & #Halloween
Radio Online says listeners to Christian radio are the most faithful! The article cites new research from Mark Kassof & Company that reveals “Christian radio P1 listeners have the highest level of preference for the station they listen to most. Overall, 50% of listeners think their P1 station is “a lot better” than other stations they listen to. But of those who name a Christian station, that number is 73%.” Here’s a link to the full story!
Have you ever thought about making prayer a part of your radio station Facebook page? If you look at the stats from Christian radio stations, the listeners interacts most with spiritual content on Facebook.
You might choose a time each week to ask your Facebook friends to post prayer requests on your page. Try to keep them all in one thread, so it’s a series of prayer requests. Then, ask your Facebook friends to LIKE the prayer request to let you know they prayed for that person!
In addition, make sure your other DJs LIKE those prayer requests too. It shows your staff cares. Have them post a link from their personal page over to your radio station page as well.
A ton of LIKES drives your weekly interaction with listeners up a LOT. Bottom line, you are connecting with a ton of new people outside of your regular circle of influence. When people click LIKE, it shows that on their page and some of their friends may see it.
Click here for info on how to see IF your posts are connecting. Look at your weekly interaction with your Facebook friends! It is so much more important than your total number of friends. If you have 100,000 friends, but only 2% of them interact with your page on a weekly basis, your social media plans are failing miserably. But, if you have 5000 friends and 25% of them interact with you on a weekly basis, you really are building a community!
At the Momentum Conference, Valerie Geller said, “The Bible has the greatest stories EVER told. There are stories that speak to EVERY element in the human condition. Tell those stories in your own words.”
What perspective do you have for the stories that have been told for thousands of years?
Listen to the words & themes in the songs you are actually playing. Tie into them! Encourage your listeners & share your heart in a loving way! Your listener comes to you for hope & encouragement. Give them what they came for and you will connect on a deeper level.
“The thing about ideas is that they naturally inspire new ones. This is why places like Silicon Valley or Elizabethan England tend to become more productive and innovative than those who don’t. Because when ideas are shared, the possibilities do not add up – they multiply!”
-Paul Romer, Economist.
Good ideas breed better ideas! When we share our stories, they develop depth & value! Community affects creativity. When we collaborate & share, we naturally challenge others. Plug in and share your perspective on the call in topics/bits & spiritual idea starters in the forum!
In addition, we have TONS for phoner topics, bits and idea starters inside our Creative Cardio community. Click HERE to check out the community for FREE for a month!
If you want to continue after that, it’s only $35 per month! When you pay for your own membership, you also give a free membership to a younger jock! It could be an intern or weekend jock. It could be a friend in another market with no budget.
Together, we can develop the next generation of Christian radio personalities.