I ran a solo specialist music show 8-10pm every Monday for five months on student radio station Xpression FM. This would include about 1h of new music every week, a themed 40m mix of old and new music (‘The Miracle Mix’) and a variety of features. I compiled all the music, presented and produced some of the more intricate Request Challenges (a feature that I kept for the later Xmedia Music Show).
My audience was reasonably select but faithful – usually between 5 and 15 listeners interacted live with the show, which for our station was quite a few!
- The Request Challenge was a live interactive feature where various music-based challenges would allow listeners to win points – the winner would be allowed a request at the end of the show.
- The animal noise safari would insert an obscure animal cry at a random point during the Miracle Mix – the first person to correctly name an animal would have final say on the following week’s Miracle Mix theme.
- The ‘Wind Up / Wind Down’ feature would allow listeners to decide whether the last 15m of the show ended upbeat or downtempo – surprisingly the result varied greatly.
See the Facebook page here (where the listener interaction took place)
Listen to a sample show here. More shows available at request.