2 HOUR RADIO BLOCK
The following page represents some ideas and interests that could be implemented into a two-hour Persian radio show on DASH. These are just ideas that are inspired from life experiences and my favorite podcasts and live radio programs.
What are the goals the show?
Create a show that discusses current events, art, music, culture, and topics, but with the DNA of Iranian creators and talent. We can focus on content that is both relevant globally and within the Iranian community .
How are we gonna' do that?
The best way to start would be to create a show that emulates some of the most popular radio show formats, and spice it up with a Persian/Middle Eastern twist. My current favorite radio shows/podcasts are : The All Out Show(Sirius XM) , The Breakfast Club(Power 105.1) , Howard Stern (Sirius XM). These shows are light hearted and fun and involve current invents, live interviews, and fun games and segments that give listeners participate and also call in, while providing multiple opportunities to involve sponsors and advertisers.
Doesn't have to be JUST for Iranians
Although the DNA of this show has Iranian influence, making the show JUST about Iranian Culture and Iranian news will limit our creativity and content. Therefore, the show will be in English, but incorporate a lot of Iranian culture and viewpoints in a funny way. The show will have a "niche" audience, but we expect our listeners to be primarily English speakers who grew up in Iranian/Middle Eastern households.
Humor is IN-DEMAND
People have enough things to worry about in this COVID world and humor is
the one thing that can take their mind off things. Though there will definitely be serious topics and discussions on the show, I believe the heart and soul of it should be centered around fun and humor and positivity.
FORMAT OF A TWO HOUR BLOCK
20 Min - Current News Topic - EXAMPLE: Universities in America Going 100% Zoom with same tuition fees, Is a Covid-University experience even worth it?
- 1-2 min sponsor read
20 Min - FUN & HUMOR SOCIAL: EXAMPLE 1: Dating/Relationships - "Things to know before dating a Persian" (open to listeners to call in)
EXAMPLE 2: "I'm right, you're wrong" Find a topic that both me and Tehran DISAGREE on and have us try to prove our point - this part could incorporate guests and listeners that call in.
5 Minute Music Break
30 Min - Guest Interview - Someone influential in the Iranian world. Artists, politician, lawyers, actors, comedians musicians.. etc.
1-2 min sponsor read
20 Min - Game Show Segment - A humorous quiz game show that participants can call in to guess answers and win prizes from our show or our sponsors.
1-2 min sponsor read
15 Min - Uplifting News - End the show on a high note with positive stories that are inspiring and uplifting.