CPR Promotional Check-Up - Jun 1, 2011
June 1, 2011
Seven Morning Show Bits That Have Never Been Done
Battle Of The Sexes
You get a guy, you get a girl, and, wait for it, you have them ans...nevermind.
Sisterhood Of The Traveling Trophy
When Rob Morris went on his honeymoon, I went to a store in downtown Minneapolis called Sex World, bought about $300 worth of toys, and decorated his office at KDWB. Rob is a golfer and has some prized balls that are very close to him. I chose to use these for the most profane of the Art that I created. He was not amused.
This is the season when people are going to be loading up the Truckster and hitting the road. In Cincinnati at Q-102, they had a downloadable/printable caricature of their Producer, Fritsch. You could take her on the road and photograph her all over the world. (Attached) Another idea would be to steal the PD's favorite most special item. Like one of Rob's balls. Maybe it's some inspirational poster. Snatch it and send it out with families all summer to get photographed at Mount Rushmore, Wally World and Dollywood. PD gets it back the Monday after Labor Day.
The World's Worst Wedding DJ, Part II
It does seem to be a popular season to throw your life away for the fleeting dream of guaranteed sex. My favorite Radio acknowledgement of matrimony would be Fox-FM's Nude Wedding over in Australia. http://www.fox.com.au/show/mattandjo/features/nude-wedding It has everything; bliss, family, nipples... If you can't get away with this, then prank a bride by sending out "the world's worst wedding DJ" (you, in disguise) to cause mayhem. This would need the groom and parents involved. See how long she'll hold it together before she flips out. The payoff is they get their rent paid or you give them spending money for their honeymoon.
Family and class. Very simple: crash a few. To show up at the Rinkenberger picnic as Uncle Dave from Colorado Springs would be fun. Be drunk. Be inappropriate. Try to kiss Cousin Vicki. Ditto with class reunions. I can't seem to travel during the summer without stumbling on one at my hotel. The receptionist from KSFM in Sacramento and I snuck into some company office parties at Christmas at the Hilton. Same concept.
Taking The Reunion Edge Off
You know what no one has ever done with a class reunion? Send a listener to theirs hypnotized. These are incredibly stressful events. I went to mine last year only because my friend Marsha needed a mental crutch to get her through it. She was that much of a veg. Worse than her? A classmate who is being groomed to be the First Lady of the United States. Husband is a Republican darling. Mary, who has met royalty and Presidents and rock stars...was literally a nervous wreck. She left 30 minutes into it.
What if you got a hypnotist. One of the "behavior modification" kind and bring in your terrified listener on Friday morning, calm them down and send them off. Bring them back on Monday and snap them out of it...before they start gutting fish in their cubical.
Our Biggest Fan...The Other Morning Guy!
Y-94 in Fargo, mid-Conan, was successful in getting some of their Facebook profile logos onto the competition's social networking pages. What if...you created a profile for the morning guy at the competition, made him one of your biggest fans and have him constantly posting about how he gets all his ideas from your show?
The Big Pig Out
Another "Press Universal". TV. Loves. Eating contests. Guarantee that the Nathans hotdog fest at Coney Island will get 8 or 9 seconds on your evening news on the 4thof July. Sadly, we can't have people cram pork down their throats to try to win a prize pack. (But what a wonderful world it would be if we could?) KOB-FM in Albuquerque did "Green Day & Ham" and had pigs racing to win concert tickets for listeners. Could also be done with five pigs and five plates of food. TV will cover this.
A July 4th Torch Run
KZIA in Cedar Rapids did their own torch run for the Winter Olympics. I've always wanted to parachute in a DJ with a Bic lighter to start the fireworks. (Yes; I know these are done electronically, but it's a visual) Almost as good would be a morning guy with a road flare in running shorts, bringing the spark to the fireworks. Giving a listener the chance to push the button?? I don't think any station's done that either. Magic in Colorado Springs did an inner-office bottle rocket fight with their Sports station, which was really cool and corporate really loved.