The Morning Talk Show FormulaFebruary 26, 2013 | in Defensive Driving Tips
The morning talk show host does not have an easy job. Most of their listeners are on their way to work and stuck in traffic. Yet, the morning talk show still has to entertain these less-than-happy individuals enough for them to not change the station. It seems that whatever morning talk show you listen to they all follow the same formula. See if you can recognize these parts to the equation the next time you listen to the radio on your way to work.
Keep You Up to Date
First off, all morning shows will give you a brief overview of the daily news. What happened in the world why you were sleeping? What topics will you need to be briefed on as you gather around the water cooler at work?
Fill You Up With Gossip
Of course, basic boring news is not enough to keep you entertained in your half-awake state. So morning talk shows will also pump in a decent amount of celebrity gossip. Because who doesn’t love hearing about who is pregnant, who broke up, and who got a DUI and is now taking classes at DefensiveDriving.com?
Make You Think
All morning talk shows will also have trivia games that you can play alongside the lucky caller that gets their stupidity broadcast across thousands of cars across the state. What is the point of these trivia games? Well, the talk shows are just doing their due diligence to get your brain juices flowing before you get to the office.
Let You Win Stuff
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Nobody. That is why talk shows thrive on giveaways. It is amazing how many people will call over and over again just to win a $10 CD. And when the giveaways are for real prizes you can’t even imagine the amount of listener interaction the radio station receives.
Make You Laugh
Finally, the goal of every morning talk show is to make you laugh. That is why morning talk show hosts always have over-the-top personalities. When you are laughing, you are happy. And when you are happy, you don’t change the station.
What morning talk show do you listen to? Do they follow this formula? What are your favorite parts of the show? We would love to know what makes you click on the radio in the morning instead of just plugging your MP3 player.← How Far Can You Go After the Gaslight Turns On?… | What the Crash Test is All About →