Calling it quits early

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The Wake Up Show this morning was over by 7:30am.  Too many technical problems made it incredibly hard to continue.  Chris was sick and he knows the equipment better than anyone.  Ben and Dennis tried to get things working, and they did a decent job, but it was too far gone.

Also, it looks like I may not be able to go on live anymore.  At least not as myself.  I can still do characters and pre-record bits, but that’s about it due to the politics of me not attending that school, which I can understand.  I’ll still go in tomorrow and help with the show, and then afterward we will shoot ideas back and forth and create some new material.

Bill Cosby stops by The Wake Up Show

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I woke up early this morning to help out a bit with The Wake Up Show before I had to be at Leroy’s at 8am.  I found a few news articles of interest about cheerleading injuries and the top downloaded songs according to Nielsen that Dennis and Chris talked about on the air, and then I pulled out the Bill Cosby impression for a improv interview.  On Martin Luther King Jr. Day of all days.

We all think it went pretty well, although the listening audience was probably pretty small considering many people were off work today, therefore sleeping in.  I talked about Jell-O Pudding Pops (of course), Tempestt Bledsoe being a “fat bitch,” and berated Chris and Dennis for playing the Sanford and Son theme song and then the Diff’rent Strokes theme song.  I said I looked nothing like Redd Foxx or Gary Coleman and asked them if they thought all black people looked alike.

Just to make a note of it, the “Radio” category has been altered to include anything I do that is radio-related, not just news for 100.1 The Radio.

Saturday in Godfrey

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We got a lot done for The Wake Up Show today. Dennis and I showed up around 11:30am and met Chris to work on some ideas for the show. We recorded another Law & Order: Mall Enforcement Unit, and then I wrote and recorded a few promos for Last Call with Carson Daly, American Idol, and The Biggest Loser. None of them are very flattering toward the show, though they are spoken with great enthusiasm in one of my several different “announcer” styles.

The last thing I recorded were several imaging voice overs for the show with the phone number to call in. Then we sat around for about another hour and discussed the direction of the show and how to keep it fresh day after day. With the passion these guys have for radio there is no way they won’t be successful when the time comes to strike out and find a real job.

I believe this is going to be a great experience, plus I’ll end up with all kinds of work for a demo tape when it’s all said and done.

Tomorrow morning

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I’m waking up early tomorrow morning to sit in on The Wake Up Show on 89.9 WLCA. After the show we’re going to sit around and throw ideas at each other and record some bits. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully I’ll get paid to do stuff like this one day.

Back to school

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School has started and it doesn’t seem as bad as I thought it would be so far.  My Media Critical Theory has no papers, but a lot of reading.  I’m going to have to write an episode for a TV show in my Advanced Broadcast Writing class.  I’m still not sure what show I’m going to pick, and I have a feeling that will be the most challenging part of this semester, besides trying to come up with funny ideas for The Wake Up Show on 89.9.

I’m currently listening to Howard Stern’s first broadcast on Sirius, which was yesterday.  I have obtained a copy of the show.  Besides the first 15 minutes of technical glitches, it is a quality show, and it is nice to see that they have recognized that they can’t simply curse all the time and have a show.  They don’t curse as much as you would think and the content is great.