I had a bawl with the guys.
It was actually a 70’s show with all-time classics carefully compiled together for the celebrationary Father’s Day theme.
I walked into the station and felt that happy-go-lucky-feeling of familiarity.
I’ve walked into a radio station before (a few years back) and this defintely had something distinct and special about it.
So, Clint. He is very technically-savvy and is the nominated guru of, well, technical jobs around the studio and the station and of course a Drive Host for 997fm.
Greg is a jovial bloke. He’s the General Manger of the station.
He always makes wise-cracks and loves a bit of controversy or more lightly to stir the audience a little with his show/s. He’s great value with a sense-of-humor but he runs a tight ship.
Great manager. And coincidently my neighbour.
So the guys put me on the spot with a few jokes and questions on-air (while my fianc’e was INTENTLY tuning in, waiting for a shout out which he missed, after all that!)
Richard Lancaster. A-jack-of-all-trades. He hosts an arts radio show called “In toto” and he also writes the “Culture Vulture” Column in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald.
Richard’s son, Paul Lancaster was one of Jschool’s first graduates and also the ex-editor at the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald.
(John, Paul’s contact details I’m still to get for you!)
Small world isn’t it?
It was at this moment that Richard and I started having a good old yarn, when I said I was very interested in videojournalism and gaining experience behind a videocamera and so on and so forth, when he offered me to assist him in shooting a television series in Redcliffe & Scarborough (airing on Digtal31, formerly Briz31, in October this year.)
Over the upcoming weeks while I was on holiday and available he gave me a chance to be part of his team and get all hands-on experience required to shoot a t.v. series.
I almost jumped out of my skin with excitement at the offer and said I was available the following week.
Things felt pretty surreal at this point. I couldn’t wait to be part of this project. (That’s is another blog story, to come.)
Back in the studio the guys wrapped up their fun-filled 70’s show (2hours really flies by) and I went back to Clint’s recording studio.
This is when the real fun began.
I was asked to read my very first promotion.
To go on air that same afternoon.
They needed another voice as they were down one.
I hadn’t tuned my broadcast vocal chords for a very long time. (8 years to be exact.)
Ahem. Testing. Testing.
I met Emma. Also a young journalism student, and a regular voice for promotions who had a soothing and smooth sound.
She had a fantastic luring voice.
Could I live up to it?
Well. We both ran through the script a few times.
Doug, another announcer, also joined in the promo, which gave it a good balanced sound.
Clint did sound checks, and before you knew it it was ready for post-production and Voila!
Queued to air. The process was that quick.
One thing that caught my eye in the lounge section was this poster
I loved it. It broke up the day nicely…
Radio & Television offers in one day?
I was astounded and grateful all at once. This was going to be so much fun.
During our 2 weeks of holidays I’ve done several promotions that have gone to air.
So, if you happen to tune into 99.7FM and happen to hear a female voice doing promtions or community notices it may well be mine.
Here is Richard Lancaster’s Fine Arts weblink:
Click on these links to hear my past radio promotions on my youtube channel:
I’ll blog more radio links as they go to air.