CPR Promotional Check-Up - Jan 25, 2013
January 25, 2013
The Best Morning Show Valentines Guests...Ever
Do a contest or topic based on finding listeners with the parents who have been married the longest. Then get three of these couples in on Valentines morning to talk about their secrets to long relationships. Can we get a collective "Aww...". Old people are cute. This would be large.
So, you're stuck with coming up with an idea for Valentines? A good thought-starter is always "What would Jerry (Springer) do?" He might give away a divorce, like Q-104 in Halifax. Or, with lots of big guys in tight black shirts, he might do this...
Better Dead Then Wed
At one point or another we've all dated a psycho. (If you haven't, it's entirely possible that YOU were someone's psycho.) Some of us even take it one step too far and, yes, get engaged to a living, breathing Looney Tune. I did. And was too afraid to back out. She would have killed me. Luckily she took one giant step over the Crazy Line, there were some police, some hospitalization, blah blah blah, and when her Thorazine haze cleared, I was living 1000 miles away.
The Production Director in Charlotte was in the same position. Got engaged. Realized she was freaking nuts and with all of our encouragement broke it off before it could get any worse. She handled it well. Cut the crotch out of his pants and nailed them to his apartment door. Just some little stuff. Oh, and then was locked up by her parents at a "home" for her to "learn how to manage her feelings". Nothing big.
What if for Valentines Day you found someone like this, in the same situation, who has suddenly realized that "uh oh, this is a big big mistake" and you help them break it off. Safely and with as little crotch-cutting, window smashing, pet-setting-on-fireing as possible. A nice clean break. Or, at the very least, open up the phones and let your audience pool their thoughts on what this person can do to escape before they get in too deep to get out.