Ask Alexa is designed to fit into your station’s format and interact with air talent. There are many ways to deliver the feature.
Here’s a typical structure of the feature (all of the production pieces can be downloaded from your resources page):
Station voice/over: “Got a problem? Ask Alexa. (I’m so sorry you can’t handle the truth). It’s Ask Alexa on (station).”
Personality: Using the provided script, ask the question. Best to assign the question as coming from a listener in your local area. The more you set up the question with a short story, the better. For example, instead of just saying, “Scott in Springfield asks…”, set it up. “Scott in Springfield is going to Vegas with his buddies this weekend, and wants to know if it’s really true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
Option: Record a listener asking question via phone.
Play a short sound effect between the question and Alexa’s response.
Play recorded response
Option: (If playing a second question, which is recommended), go to it quickly and get to the second response.
Personality: Outro, inviting listener participation (submit a question by phone, text, Facebook or via form on website).
Option: Tease the next Ask Alexa episode (“Coming up, we ask ______. Ask Alexa, this morning at _______”)
Recorded outro: “Ask Alexa, (times) on ________.”
Note: Download work parts for production on our resources page.