Man, tonight was fun. Since the project due today was the recording of an hour on the air, tonight's class was an actual radio shift. It wasn't broadcast anywhere, but it was run just like a radio show, just in 15-minute intervals. It was intense!
But so much fun.
I ended up going last, again, and I did alright, nothing spectacular, but for a first-time under such a strict schedule, I didn't screw up that badly. I wasn't the worst, let's put it that way. I think I even managed to have no dead air, but don't quote me on that.
It was definitely tense, though, CDs in, CDs out, liners, weather, I had to do a sports break, teasing the weather after the next break, making sure the commercials play, talking and pressing and fading and potting all at the same time, trying to synch up your speech so that you stop talking a split-second before the lyrics in the song start. It's tough, my hands were shaking the entire time cause I was so nervous about screwing up, but man alive was it fun!
I was the only one to tease the weather, too...I figured Sean'd be looking for that. I did accidentally play a song that had already been played, and i did run just a wee bit long on my quarter hour, but hey, practice.
I think the next time I get on WMAX (540 AM Hesser College Radio) I'm gonna have to make myself a clock to follow, cause it definitely needs to be more structured than our "show" last night. I also need to work on my liners. I was beginning my little speech too late at the end of one song and thereby talking over the lyrics of the next, which is a big ole no-no.
I shall learn!
Comm205 should be fun.
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- Music:She Wants Revenge - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not