Is it crazy to think that a radio show on Down Syndrome has the legs to last? Honestly, would there be enough interest out there? Parents of children who have DS and adults with DS are certainly going to listen, but would the typical person listen to a show that discusses Down Syndrome for 2-3 hours on a Sunday? I suppose the only real question that would drive a show like this in corporate America is; would the station be able to find advertising/sponsorships for a show like this? I would like to think so.
I can envision the show having a weekly guest segment where we can accept calls from listeners, a segment on the progress of DS (it’s not your dads DS anymore:)), maybe add a little “put away the fallacies of DS” segment. We can have a star of the week where we would highlight a person and their achievements (write in nomination), or even highlight a business and/or organization that is a supporter of Down Syndrome.
A show like this can bring tremendous attention to DS, both in a good way and in a negative way; there are always kooks out there.
So the question is: Can a radio show dealing with DS or any special needs last?