Bored ops

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a radio studio… running the board as the U of R Spiders take on UNC-Charlotte (they prefer “Charlotte”, I prefer not to notice). 

Board ops are among the most deadly dull work in radio… long stretches of doing nothing, interrupted by the occasional 90-second or 2-minute break.  Don’t get me wrong, I get paid for it, but it’s still dull dull dull…

…I guess it doesn’t help that this was unexpected.  At this time yesterday, I didn’t know I’d be needed for this game.  Originally, I’d been told that any U of R game starting before 6pm wasn’t going to be aired on 93.1 the Wolf.  Then, the break point moved to 4pm.  Yesterday, late in the day, the decision was made to carry all weekend games, regardless of start time.   It’s good money for the station… but I guess I’m glad I hadn’t made any plans yet… 🙂

Since I haven’t shilled for my radio show lately… begin shill mode I’m on 107.3 BBT (107.3 FM/Richmond, 100.3 FM/Petersburg) Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays noon-5pm.  So if you’re looking for a non-football Super Bowl pregame show… see you tomorrow end shill mode.

Standard annual reminder: The “Super” in “Super Bowl” is an adjective, not a promise.

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Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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