Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
All Jazzed Up
Some days I love working in radio. Where else could you feel free to send your boss the most sick, depraved, tacky jokes - and get thanks and an equally sick, depraved, tacky joke in return?
Sexual harassment is rampant in the business, mind you. But I do try to contain myself and not be too rough on the boys. Good jocks may be a dime a dozen, but good jocks who can keep up the reparteé with me for a half hour without breaking a sweat? Priceless. My afternoon guy is one of them. Only other one I've encountered was dangerspouse, but he's in uppity New York radio, working for the business Beelzebub.
Needless to say, you really do have to have a sense of humor to be in this business, at least with regard to dealing with complete strangers who are often equally complete idiots. You get all sorts of calls. You actually welcome the over-the-top ones, the people about whom you'd otherwise be calling the local asylum to report their escape. They're definitely the most interesting on the air!
Have been in a flurry of flashmail this morning again, this time with a media relations agent - I was hoping to interview Jake S. nearer to the time he's doing Conan O'Brien, but they volunteered next Monday morning, and I certainly wasn't going to say no. But by it being so close, that only gives a couple of days to work out the logistics. I've given his manager my cell number and personal email, explaining that I've got a short day today and don't want any mixups for lack of contact.
I'm really jazzed about this interview - this makes four significant artist interviews for our station over the next three or four months, plus Poolagirl sometime early next year will make five - just not sure of the time frame for her so not including her in the count (yet.) I'm looking forward to the introduction of Pirate Days to the community - something I plan to instigate in fact, by the way.
My boss is ecstatic (and then some.) I thought he would fall off his chair when I told him Ukelele Boy is going to be on Conan. He (my boss, not Conan or Jake S.) can't keep up on the studio website!
I suppose it's time to get back to work. I need to produce a promo for Monday and need to get the rest of the weekend's scheduling done, and today is my short day, so...
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )