Ever Been On The Radio?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by happyfilmluvguy, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. happyfilmluvguy

    happyfilmluvguy Call Me a Cab

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    Earlier today my sister was given the opportunity to be interviewed at her workplace, a super market for a local station. I'm sorry to say I missed it live, but recorded it for later. She's never been on the radio before, though has been briefly on television for a kids game show when she was younger. I have to admit I haven't been on the radio or on television, but was part of a live audience for a Nickelodeon show.

    Have you been on the radio, or know someone who has?
     
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  2. The Reno Kid

    The Reno Kid A-List Customer

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    I used to get interviewed on the radio sometimes in a former life as a government economist in Washington. Also, Mrs. Reno Kid used to work in radio when we lived in Germany. She used to use me for voice work on commercials and stuff like that.
     
  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Aside from the years I spent in broadcasting, I've done occasional interviews on radio-history subjects with other broadcasters -- the most notable being a two-part documentary done by BBC Radio 4 in 2003 about the "Amos 'n' Andy" program. I was the primary source for that documentary, and also provided the archival audio. It repeats every couple of years, I think the last time in 2005.
     
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  4. ScionPI2005

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    A friend of mine from high school actually works at a radio station. Aside from being one of the higher ups for a country station here in Abq, she also produces several live talk radio shows. One of the shows in town here reviews movies and games and is generally geared towards the teenage audience. Anyway, my friend called me one day and told me that they "guys" (who ran the show) weren't getting any calls from guests, and that I should call in has Hannibal Lecter (I do a very good voice imitation of the Anthony Hopkins character). Anyway, I called in, and the hosts were very shocked to hear from Hannibal. So I was interviewed and discussed Hannibal's life for a good fifteen minutes. If I understand correctly, the hosts still don't know it was me who called in.
     
  5. LocktownDog

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    Back in college, I used to do an irreverent news show on a weekly basis. I'd actually like to get back into radio work ... I've got the voice and face for it. :rolleyes:

    Richard
     
  6. $ally

    $ally One Too Many

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    Just as a guest bringing music, answering questions, and cracking jokes; college and more recently internet with online broadcast.
     
  7. Bebop

    Bebop Practically Family

    My father had a spanish radio show in L.A. back in the 60's and 70's and I would occasionally sit there in awe and watch him do his thing. No computerized anything but an awful lot of button pushing and equipment that made me think his job was pretty close to an astronauts. lol He would also take me along when he did live shows from sports locations. Very memorable. That is as close to it for me.
     
  8. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I did numerous publicity appearances on talk radio (and several on TV) for my 1996 book Celebrating the Saxophone (the ideal gift for the music lover on your list, BTW ;) ). It's always sort of an awkward situation - you really do have to fit into their format at a moment's notice - but I got quite a bit better at it as time went on.

    My dad did a record show in the mid 50s at WOI, Iowa State University. This focused on big band, pop and jazz. He got to interview such personalities as Louis Armstrong and Stan Kenton when they visited Ames.

    My mom was a regular cast member in the 40s on the Lady Make Believe program out of WICC, Bridgeport. Lady M B featured children's stories acted by a cast of kids. We don't know if this was strictly local, regional (WICC was on the then Yankee Network), or perhaps a franchise in different cities.

    Liz? Ever hear of Lady Make Believe?
     
  9. $ally

    $ally One Too Many

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    Now I'm homesick again...
     
  10. Flivver

    Flivver Practically Family

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    I was a DJ for one night on my college radio station, WICN-FM, back in 1969. I did such a stellar job, I was fired immediately!

    These days I frequently do interviews regarding the auto industry on WWJ AM950 and WJR AM760 in Detroit, and on Bloomberg 1130 (formerly WNEW) in New York.
     
  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I believe your guess that this was a franchise operation is probably right -- most likely it was a script syndication package that was put on live at each local station. Probably the most famous Lady Make Believe was cartoon voice actress June Foray, who had the part in Los Angeles -- it was her first big radio job.
     
  12. Johnnysan

    Johnnysan One Too Many

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    Back in my younger days, I worked as a DJ...started in what was then called "Adult Contemporary" on late-night AM. Moved over to FM. Finished up my radio career as a board operator/on-air talent for the local public radio station while in college. It was fun while it lasted, but the pay was terrible! :(
     
  13. Marty M.

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    Um.........

    I used to get called on to comment about dress codes in the work place and about what's new in the world of men's clothing. I think that I said the word "um" too many times because I haven't been called on for a while now [huh] .
    Marty Mathis
     
  14. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    Long story

    In May of 1983 I was working for the NYC Parks Dept at the Arssnal Building in Central Park, right next to the Central Park Zoo. One day the vet left the lock a little loose, and 2 chimps escaped. The hilarity that ensued it hard to convey in a simple post. It lasted all day, with cops, newsmen, zookeepers, etc., etc., running around the zoo like a keystone cops comedy. They got the little female, Pansy, to go into an unused birdcage, by tossing in an ice cream cone. The big male, Tracy, was finally treed. They popped him with a tranquilizer dart, and he slowly sagged out of the tree tops, and plummeted like King Kong into the waiting net. After the chaos the building was swarmimg with media. A newsman stuck a mike in my face and said "Say what you just said again into the mike!" So I just babbled a few words, concluding with the sentiment that it was good nobody was hurt. I listened to the Mutual network all afternoon, but didn't hear myself. Later that evening I got a call from my mother. She had just gotten a call from my brother. He had been driving home to Buffalo in his truck, listening to the Canadian news. They concluded with the usual amusing story, this time about the chimps that had escaped from the Central Park Zoo. He nearly crashed his vehicle when he heard "Zoo employee Dan Hermann had this to say . . ."
    I was also on the legendary Joe Franklin's radio show once about 15 years ago. I got on about 4 AM. Could have done it again, but I couldn't handle the late hours. Genuinely nice man, Joe Franklin.
     
  15. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    That reminds me, if you speak Anglo Saxon, does that make you an Anglo Saxophone?
    (Man, I crack myself up.)
     
  16. kools

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    Yes...I've been interviewed a bunch of times on the radio. I've also performed live in studio a few times with my band. We used to also appear on a radio variety show called "Hotel Milwaukee"...kind of a cool show that used to get broadcast around here that certainly had a very 'vintage' vibe. I remember once we played a song in between a stand-up comedian and a Turkish folk band.
     
  17. kools

    kools Practically Family

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    This sounds like the coolest job in the world. It's on the list of "things I'd love to do if I had more time and fewer commitments."
     
  18. anon`

    anon` One Too Many

    I've never been interviewed or anything like that, but like many of us here I also spent a time--about two years, actually--hosting a show on my campus radio station when I was in college. Always had one of the late-night slots, and always hosted with my best friend. Loads of fun! 88.7 KBVR. Anyone who finds themselves in Corvallis should have a listen ;)
     
  19. Blackjack

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    Why yes, several times being interviewed about music we've done, mostly for the film stuff but almost always around Halloween. How much fun is that!!
     
  20. kpreed

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    On Radio A few times.

    I was the Public Information Officer (PIO) for a Fire Department and if the event was newsworthy, they would talk to me.
     

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