The simple explanation of my job is that I talk, listen, have a laugh and play songs although back when I was in a darker place, I described my job as a series of questions:
Last week, I had an epiphany. A Eureka moment. I figured out what my job is.
When we have a great conversation with someone, we make eye contact with them. The conversation is engaging and memorable, and with that comes eye contact.
Eye contact is awesome. It means you have connected. It can be fleeting, intense, even arousing. It's powerful and awesome when you get it. Problem is, unless we're in the same room, we can't see each other! So we use an arsenal of audio tools, captained by our voices, to be engaging and memorable and make eye contact without eyes.
I've coined this, Audio Eye Contact. That's what people on the radio are trying to do, make Audio Eye Contact with you.
See you in the morning.