Wow. Got out of Anthem at 3:00 today (boss was kind and gave me “get out of jail early” pass because it was so quiet)… ran by the radio station to find nothing that needs to be done today… which means I have just enough time to leave this entry before I move on to the Alley.
About the radio station – having been a listener long before I became a participant, it’s kinda weird working for someone I listened to for years. That’s the case with my production director at Oldies, Jeff Beck. Richmonders will recognize the name immediately (so will New Yorkers with long radio memories). Jeff was part of the legendary morning team of Jeff & Jeff (with Jeff McKee) until XL102 blew them out with no warning a few years ago. I was a regular listener. Jeff went on to start Thunder Country in Fredericksburg, then came back to Richmond as ops manager for WLEE/WHAP/WVNZ, then came over to us. It’s wild. Not only am I getting to work with someone whose work I really respect, but I get voice coaching and production training from him. And he’s not afraid to tell me when something stinks… or when it’s solid. I’m enjoying it while it lasts — Jeff may be switching to our new station (WCUL/98.9 in Richmond) when it fires up in October, which would take him out of my line of reporting.
OK, I have just enough time to do something about food and then go to the Alley.
If I don’t get back here by then, I’ll see you on the radio (107.3 FM/Richmond, 100.3 FM/Petersburg) noon to 6 pm Sunday.