When you work on the radio, it’s impossible to go to dinner parties or barbeques or baby showers without getting asked a bunch of questions about the business. I imagine it’s a lot like being a doctor or a lawyer, with people wanting free help with the weird pain in their posterior or how to rid themselves of that pain once they discover it’s their spouse. The difference is that doctors and lawyers can actually help by virtue of the fact that they’re educated and occasionally sober—two things that set them apart from the average radio disc jockey.*
Therefore, as a public service to you, our Beloved Wolf Listener (BWL), I will embark on a series of posts explaining how radio works and answering your questions about the business—giving you a peek behind the curtain, so to speak. And I will be honest. This will likely result in my eventual termination, but since I’m just two firings away from earning my Unemployment Badge (yay!) it’ll put me one step closer to my dream career in residential dog-poop removal.
Along with answering your questions, I’ll also post helpful visual aids in the form of pictures and videos to clarify the subject matter and embarrass my co-workers. For this first post, I thought I’d take you on a quick tour of the “control room” where the “magic”actually happens, and where DJs do the important work of napping, lining up dates on the request lines, and surfing CraigsList:
I hope you, BWL, find this series educational and informative. Please feel free to comment and ask questions below. You can also e-mail me directly or via Facebook….then look for your question next time on The Magic of Radio!
*Amy Faust excepted, because she is not only educated, but rarely drinks to excess unless there’s a staff meeting.
Love the first blog Michele! Can't wait to read the rest. Love the WOLF! HOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
I have not seen this video yet and I still LOVE it (:Now have:)>>>
Now, "a video" on "How to fold a T-Shirt" "Promo Manager" style for those Jr. High kids to do their chores before going to a 995 song concert? MMM::: ??? Yes, Wolf, and beyond!!!
Howling for shure_true not null_all personally... Go Girl!!! JPMerrick