When you work on the radio, itâ€™s impossible to go to dinner parties or barbeques or baby showers without getting asked a bunch of questions about the business. I imagine itâ€™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 itâ€™s their spouse.Â The difference is that doctors and lawyers can actually help by virtue of the fact that theyâ€™re educated and occasionally soberâ€”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 businessâ€”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 Iâ€™m just two firings away from earning my Unemployment Badge (yay!) itâ€™ll put me one step closer to my dream career in residential dog-poop removal.
Along with answering your questions, Iâ€™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 Iâ€™d take you on a quick tour of the â€ścontrol roomâ€ť where the â€śmagicâ€ťactually 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 Facebookâ€¦.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 thereâ€™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