Jimmy Fallon comes up with something memorable EVERY WEEK that seems to go viral. Have you ever thought about what you’re doing each week that’s actually memorable to your listeners? Can you come up with ONE thing?
Think about what you are good at. Maybe it was a memorable phone discussion with listeners? Maybe it was a memorable story with the right music & SFX that grabbed their heart? Maybe it was a silly bit with an artist you play? Maybe it was a hilarious St Patrick’s Day game? Come up with ONE memorable thing from your show EVERY week and you will be a star. Put a clip from that memorable element in a recorded promo and on your website. It may be a serious turning point for your show…
Ever had audio from your show actually go viral? Or was it a picture, a video or text that you found your listeners sharing? This is interesting food for thought from Mark Ramsey as we think about where we post our audio, how we showcase our audio and how we re-purpose what we do with audio, text, pictures and or video. Click here for the article!
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Personalities from all over the country post and share ideas like: Spirit 105.9, Boost 101.9, The Fish, 99.1 Joy FM, Reach FM, Way Radio, 91.5 WCIC, SOS Radio, 90,9 KSWP, 89.7 KSGN, 104.1 The Z, The Q 99.7m, 89.5 KVNE, Life 90.5, 88.3 The Journey, 89.7 The House FM, 94.9 Cincinnati, Arizona Shine, The Joy FM, WGRC 91.3m, 95.1 Shine Fm, Spirit FM and many others!
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Grab a pen & just jot down the mom buzz words in this video! I bet you can incorporate a few of them into your show today!
Personalities from Boost 101.9/St Louis, The Fish/Portland, The House FM/Oklahoma, Shine 95.1, 897. KSGN, The Wind/Springfield, WCIC/Peoria and many others are contributing prep ideas inside this site! This is ideas shared by other personalities collectively. You share an idea, they share an idea. Then you make it your own so it connects perfectly with YOUR audience!
This community shares content ideas. This community challenges one another to think deeper. This community makes us more connective to our listeners.
While plenty of stations can probably be considered innovators, I do admire the community that CreativeCardio.com is building. I love the idea of people coming together to learn from each other and share ideas. In the limited interaction I have with other radio talent, we’re all too often a bit closed-mouth about our creative processes. No one’s actually trying to steal the Colonel’s Secret Recipe. You don’t see that sort of protectiveness in the film industry. They create entire documentaries to show you their creative process. I’d like to see more of that among Christian radio professionals. Let’s help each other.” –Obadiah Haybin, RadioU
“Hands down the best prep resource I’ve ever worked with is Creative Cardio. It’s DJ’s helping and sharing content with other DJ’s instead of a prep service with silly jokes and one liners.” –Shannon Steele, KXOJ/Tulsa
“If you are in radio you need to check out CreativeCardio.com with my friends Scott Herrold and Jayar Reeves. It’s an awesome collaboration of talent pooling ideas to help each other.” – Pam Lundell, 98.5 KTIS
“I love that this is a lot more than just showprep. Most spoon fed prep services make every show sound the same, with the same corny jokes and “this day in history” stuff, but Creative Cardio’s design builds your show into a unique product with lots of help from fellow folks. GREAT concept! – Dan Young, SOS Radio
Is your station doing year end giving push? Watch this 13 min video! It will inspire you with new ideas as you ask your listeners to invest in your radio station!
Members of the Creative Cardio community post DRY CALLS you can use for idea starters for your show to get a discussion going! Here’s some DRY calls from listeners sharing how they visualized the future when they were kids! Click here to download the audio!
What The Future Would Look Like! (Mp3 audio here)
If you use our DRY call starters, please consider sending in an mp3 file from one of your call in discussions to share with the group! When we all contribute, it makes this resource even deeper! Email your dry calls to Jayarradio@gmail.com!
We recorded an interview with actor Sean Astin for our Creative Cardio members to use. You might remember him from Lord of the Rings, Encino Man, 50 First Dates, Goonies or Rudy) Repurpose this audio and insert your own voice and make it an interview for your show!
Question 1: How often do you meet superstars in music or film and you are surprised that they are star struck to meet you? Question 2) Lord of the Rings, Goonies, or Rudy… which film made it impossible for you to go to the grocery store? Question 3) Most memorable scene you were ever a part of?
Sean Astin Response on Lord of The Rings & Goonies (Right click SAVE LINK AS to save this audio)
Question 4: “What attracted you to the role of a football chaplain in Woodlawn?”Question 5: “Was there a special feeling on the set of Woodlawn that was bringing people together?”
Question 6: What kind of pressure does a lead actor face during the first week of a movie release? Question 7: Where will you spend the release week?
Great shows prep well. Prep isn’t a routine, it’s a strategy! Our prep should be engaging, connective and strategic. When we notice the bulk of our prep before a show is just copying and pasting paragraphs from websites, rewording magazine articles or copying your friend’s Facebook posts, you have to do a gut check.
Showprep strategy should include ways to bring better interactivity to our show. It should include questions. It should include intentional storytelling. It should include a plan to extend our discussion and point of view to our social media too! If you are an airtalent in 2015, social media IS a vital part of building your show. It’s your job even if your station has a full time social media manager. Here’s a list if ideas on how to build a new strategy for your prep! Click HERE!