The Hit Music Princess

Started off as PD at my college station WWNW in New Wilmington, PA. My first paying job was board opping at CBS Radio's Star 100.7 in Pittsburgh. I part-timed at Star 104 in Erie PA for over a year and at Froggy in Pittsburgh. I just started my first full time job doing middays in Meridian, MS at WJDQ (CHR). Every step in my career is exciting!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The 36 Hour Day

This Wednesday I got up and worked at the college station like any normal day. When I got back to my place, I had a message from Star--they needed an overnight board op for the night. I tried to sleep for the 2 hours before I had to go, but that just wasn't happening. I left New Wilmington at 8:30 to start board opping by 10 in Green Tree. After working there until 5 AM the next day, I drove back to New Wilmington for another work day at our station. Our news person was sick so I did the news also. I must say for running on no sleep, the news was decent. I only had one story with sound for the noon, but all the other stories were brand new.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Spice Up the Summer and Spice Up Your Life!

Ever since last semester with the announcing class, I've become more aware of my on-air skills and paid extra attention this summer. Something I've been noticing is that I'm so focused on being compelling that I'm losing the "me" in my on-air personality, which is what many people told me they loved listening to. I have a completely unique, yet universal, sense of humor that comes across well in the medium of radio. So my major focus is now to incorporate "me" into my shifts while simultaneously maintaining compelling announcing techniques. step in this direction was the creation of the Lionel Richie Fan Club on Titan Radio. It's a fun, yet simple, concept that adds some spice for the listeners. This week I made a really cool promo for the fan club that incorporates some of Lionel's songs that we play on Titan Radio. I'm sure that as time goes on I will come up with more ideas for the Lionel Club and make it more exciting for the listeners.

I've also sent some radio questions via e-mail to Randi West this week, as I do from time to time. She gives excellent advice!