Darling daughter has gone from a baby to a real little person with very strong convictions. Much like her mother!
So now you may notice that people in radio begin to take holidays. You may also notice that some of those people pop up on other stations or at other times of the day.
Our Presentation Co-ordinator left for a new job so I'm currently scheduling all the music you hear on Classic Hits. Good for the CV and I now have an extraordinarily strong mouse clicking finger and a headache. If you know radio with an ear for music and know your way round computers, you may want to click here and apply.
You may even notice that an announcer disappears suddenly and completely for a while and mutters to their friends about lawyers and the like. This is the way of the performance industry. Yes it's tough on family. Yes we worry about it, however I assure you it's quite the norm.
Movember (the month formally known as November) is a charity event held during November each year. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues as possible, in particular.
Funds raised in New Zealand will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. We challenge you to change the face of men's health...
What this means is that we need to get on board the Overlander of podcasting and make what we do available to people who don't always have the time to sit and listen to a radio show. Seems simple enough and our Classic Hits website is currently having this feature built into it.
This is all well and good for the people who are outstanding broadcasters. Those polarising personalities that stand above the rest of us, giving us something to aspire to, those announcers who command appointment listening. I don't put myself into that category yet, I'm in the "Do a good job with good ratings on a music based show" category which makes it hard to figure out what the best stuff to put on the net is!
Thoughts like, ""Well, I had a funny caller at 8.42pm tonight so I could put that on..." Or, "That was a good competition winner but I can't put that on because the competition is now over..." go through my head.
I could put the 80s at 8 and 90s at 9 on maybe? That seems like a really good idea to me, however someone pointed out that a 25 minute feature including music, is going to be too big a file size. Will it? I'm yet to get a straight answer.
I don't know a whole lot about computers, I've learnt pretty much all I know by just jumping in and doing it so this needs to be treated the same way.
Here are two audio files for you to have a listen to. They work on my computer, they may not work on yours. I'm happy to receive feedback, just remember that I'm learning. I'm not doing this on expensive gear, I'm doing it in my little home studio on free websites. To have a play, kind of an unofficial trial.
SMART VS MICHAEL STIPE OF REM 1
SMART VS MICHAEL STIPE OF REM 2
Interviews were recorded a week or so before REM toured here last year.