Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Out on a Limb Day #3

So today was my third day of volunteering at radio station KPFK.  Yes the pledge drive is over [no more begging for money anticipating tax deductible financial donations] however, for many reasons, the morning hosts have no consistent help.  The host whose show airs at 7:00 am preps her show at 6:00 am, lining up guests, researching material and writing copy to read on air.  No wait I'm lying.  She lines up guests a day or two before the show airs.  How pissed off delighted would you be to receive a call [while getting out of the shower] from a radio talk show host saying that your conversation was going to air in five, four, three, two...and you're on!

So guests lined up before hand, yes.  But the copy [you see that's news lingo for a sheet detailing the news stories to be discussed] is always prepared the day of the show.  Well that was my volunteer gig today.  At 6:30 am I prepared copy, never having done it before.   And although it was a tad lengthy [we don't want to seem like we have little-to-no erudition] she used it, editing her dialog along the way.  The copy was a subject about which I was quite unfamiliar but the volunteer veteran that I am jumped into the deep end of the pool.  She even thanked me on air quite unexpectedly.

Stay tuned for more stories from the hot seat of morning radio.
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  1. Take a bow, Miss Dale!!! You came, you saw, you conquered!!!! I'm proud of you.

  2. You rock. Love that you tackled the task of doing something you had never tried before. And obviously did a great job.

  3. this is fantastic!! They have seen your talent -- possibly wiggle your way in for a paying gig???

  4. What a cool volunteer job. And how nice to be recognized on air. Sounds like a great gig!

  5. Wow! How fun is that! Wonder where this could lead...

  6. Wow. Sounds like you tackled it head on!
    Thanks for coming and checking out my blog!
    Have a great day!



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