A just-for-fun group for former radio announcers that have made the transition to full-time VO, leaving their DJ days behind. What we miss (and what we don't) about being on the air, and working in radio in general. Share your stories!
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aircheck WASU 2000.mp3
...and here's another from my first gig out of school. WOBR, Wanchese, NC, The Outer Banks
aircheck THE ROCK 2000.mp3
Gina, telling everyone to decompose is priceless. That's much better than telling everyone to listen to their fav song on Compact Dick. You're mishap happened during drive time! Wish I was a fly on the wall when that happened.
Here's one for you: When I firsrt began at the now-dark and legendary WNEW-AM in New York City I was working overnights playing American standards. After a couple of years it was necessary for me to have, uh, well ... hemmorhoid surgery (too much information?), and after two weeks of recovery there were certain guidelines the doctor told me to follow, like when it was time to take #2 to go, go, go.
So, being the dutiful patient I heeded his advice when the urger hit me in the middle of my shift, but given the time it still took to, uh, move things along it was necessary for me to put on a long record....a really, really long record. SO, of course I just knew I'd be able to get away with playing an entire album side at 3 AM because though there was a decent size audience at that hour (it is NYC) I figured a 20 minute side of Benny Goodman featuing "Sing, Sing, Sing" would be approriate.
Well, after my business was done and I'd made it back to the turntables just in time to take a commercial break the hotline rang at 3:20 AM! It was my PD asking, "Why in the world did you do an album side??!" I calmly said to him," Remember the surgery I had and the instructions I told you regarding my #2 trips to the bathroom!?" After a moment of silence he muttered, "Hope everything came out okay. Goodnight, Bill."
I 'm back on just part time weekends in a much bigger station..kind of wish I was just doing a fun show on a Mom and Pop station..so much less pressure!!
This could be addicting. For every year in broadcasting there are 365 stories. I'm just so grateful that technology has brought us out of the dark ages of grease pencils and razor blades, long, lonely nights and slave wages.
We now control our own destiny! Woo hoo. I look forward to participating here!