"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it all boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience." - Casey Kasem
What is it like behind the scenes of a radio station?
I can answer that question because much of my time right after high school and for years forward was spent behind the control board and microphone of a radio station control room. The things that happened during those times and the people I met were, and still are, responsible for a large part of who I am today. Here is just a sampling of stories about four people from my Radio Days.
Kevin. Taught me a great deal about being a good jock and how to deal with listeners and fans in a friendly way. Kevin has passed on, but his memory and his influence will always be a part of me.
Sandy. My #1 fan. This wheelchair bound angel taught me so much about unconditional love and to this day remains one of the most profound influencers in my life. She used to call me her Prince of Late Night. Maybe now I can be her Prince of Podcasting.
Michelle. The pseudonym my wife took on during a time that she secretly worked for two different radio stations at the same time. One of those stations had her live opposite me just down the road during the same day part.
Joe. From the moment we first met, Joe and I have had a strong bond. He is my brother in Christ and a stable voice in my ear.
What are your thoughts and stories? Call the voicemail line at 706-408-7456 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once upon a time, I was the kind of artist with a million projects going on at one time, but never finishing any of them. After an eye opening text messaging session with a dear friend, that all changed and I resolved to finish my very first play, Mr. Long Said Nothing. It eventually saw the stage in the summer of 2013.
Last week, I received word that my second play, Friends Like you, was approved for a six show run at my local theatre in the summer of 2017.
Mr. Long's story began before I even knew my wife, but it was a game she played with her father that sparked the idea for a story. Here's how it all came about.
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