I Am Sitting In A Room

Commentary and thoughts on (mostly) classical music.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wednesday Blues

...No, I'm not back from suspended animation to gripe and moan. I'm here to say a quick congrats to Bryant over at Mysteries Abysmal, who has recently joined the ranks of volunteer radio hosts across the country. The folks who do this kind of thing offer the most free-wheeling terrestrial radio around. They're to be applauded and their stations supported. Bryant does classical on Sundays on Radio DePaul (Chicago); this entry on his blog includes a link to station and his first show's playlist. Way to go!

One of the precious few highlights of my first attempt to live in the Midwest was my time on-air at WEFT 90.1, in Champaign, IL. WEFT is one of the rare stations in the country that is community owned, volunteer operated. No sponsors, no commercials, no paid DJs, and - best of all - no program directors. The only mandate was that you stick (mostly) to the format of the show you were running. I walked in one day, chatted up the airshifter, and had my first training session within a week. Before long I was a regular, playing the blues every Wednesday, 11:30a-2:00p. Man, I miss that.

Good luck Bryant! Before you know it, running the booth will be smooth as silk.

2 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Bryant Manning said...

Jason -
I really your appreciate your kind words.

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Bryant Manning said...

slash that first "your" -- OOPs!

 

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