Brainstorming Session

I created a rough list of radio show ideas, but I don’t know how feasible some of these are. I’m a, “do by example” type of person, so it was really hard coming up with the examples! Here’s my list so far:

  1. Weird News of the 1980s: Talk about unusual stories that happened during the 80’s such as that time that St. Louis changed the name of ‘Bus Stops’ to ‘Bus Starts.’
  2. Speeches that almost happened: In the style of ‘Moon Graffiti,’ imagine a story around an alternate 80’s speech, such as what Queen Elizabeth II was going to say had WW III become a reality.
  3. It’s a Mystery: In the style of CBS Radio Mystery Theater, create or re-create an 80’s story with a who-dunnit plot.
  4. Radio Drama Hour: Re-create a scene from an 80’s movie, full of teen angst and sound effects.
  5. 80’s Mad Lad: Pick an icon of the 80’s and highlight some of the crazy things they did, I.e. that time Ozzy bit off the head of a bat.
  6. What Happens Next?: Pretend it’s the 80’s and pick a show to talk about where the world is waiting with baited breath to see what happens next, just like TV stations did with the 80’s show, ‘Dallas.’
  7. I was a Cool Kid in the 80’s (Not): In the style of The Stoop Storytelling Series, re-imagine a not-so-cool memory as an 80’s memory by dropping in pop culture references.
  8. The MTV generation: Talk about 80’s music videos, fun facts, and the channel itself that created a whole music generation.
  9. Did You Hear About This One: Narrate a story from an 80’s novel, show, or some other source. It could be fantasy, a spooky ghost story, or some genre where sound effects could really bring it to life.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. I love these ideas! Especially #3. I’d totally be down to trying that!

    1. Cool! Feel free to join our group!

  2. Would you like to be in a group with me for the radio show project?

    1. Sure! All are welcome to board the Stranger Tales train
      I haven’t thumbed through everyone’s ideas yet; these java projects are hitting my train pretty hard. I’m starting to run out of steam! Haha

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