Think like two British radio presenters, who’ve created Fauxshow, a personalised radio shows that put ‘you’ in the spotlight. Designed as an unusual gift experience, Fauxshows are popular for weddings and birthdays, although any request will be catered to. Customers pick a recipient’s favourite music tracks and submit anecdotes for the presenters to ‘broadcast’.
Friends and family then ‘phone in’ to Fauxshow and record messages about or for the recipient. Jingles and effects are added in the final stage of recording to make the show sound as authentic. Around three weeks after ordering, the show arrives on CD ready to surprise and delight. Fauxshow is still a tiny start-up, and the presenters welcome calls from customers to discuss ideas. Prices are £200 for a five-song, five-message show, or £250 for eight songs and eight messages. Other options are available on request.