Friday, April 4, 2008

DJ Sue

In case anyone was wondering.... K woke up with a smile on her face this morning. Nothing was mentioned from last night. Today was crazy hair or hat day. This is what my little petunia looked like this morning...


When I was younger, radio stations fascinated me. Maybe it was just that I loved music so much. I loved meeting radio announcers in real life to see if they looked like what I imagined them to look like. (Sadly, that was usually a disappointment). Remember WKRP in Cincinnati?

Yeah, ok, loved that show. Something about the big head phones and microphone always appealed to me. So, when my sister mentioned last night that I could come do a radio spot today with her, I was all over it! We are part of a group (Women of Fishing Families) that puts on a maritime festival in the spring. We went to the station with another woman who runs the Maritime Museum in Hyannis. Together, we have gotten a grant to run a photography contest for kids to see their take on the fishing, clamming, lobstering, basically maritime atmosphere of the Cape. We were interviewed to talk about the contest and our respective groups. It won't air until next Sunday. All I can say is the guy should have done the uncut version of our interview. We were all chatting away, cracking jokes before the red studio light went on and then after it went off, we all breathed a sigh of relief, wiped our sweaty palms and continued our "pregame comedy show"! My sister, Karen, compared the red "on" light to the scene on The Brady Bunch where they are shooting a demo and Peter freezes when he sees the red light. She felt she froze when it went on, but honestly,she did just fine! I think we all did. Doesn't she look like a natural? Very laid back!

Right before, I asked her if she shut off her cell phone and she assured me she did. However, it was on vibrate and it buzzed for about the first 3 minutes of the interview. Hopefully those big mics didn't pick that up (or me giggling about it!) All in all, a fun experience. I did really want to bust into one of the DJ rooms and set up some tunes. Maybe if I ever get invited back, I will talk my way onto the air as a guest DJ, impress the masses and wind up as the DJ on the Ellen Show. Sure Stryker is a babe, but I am sure Ellen and I would have a great time together!

7 comments:

KathyLikesPink said...

That's very cool! What station is it? I suppose I am too far away to pick it up.

I LOVED WKRP! I just bought a DVD of their first season. Totally cracks me up. Oy. I could really go on about WKRP episodes...

KathyLikesPink said...

Ok have to leave at least one here...remember when Herb dressed up like a giant carp (W KRP=karp) and did some promo somewhere and he had to use the bathroom and it was a pay stall and he had no pockets or change in his fish suit, so he was trying to crawl under the stall door, in this giant carp suit...and the rival radio station's mascot walked in (a giant chicken I think) and the two of them get in a fist fight (ok, fin/wing fight), meanwhile Bailey was supposed to be watching over Herb but SHE got in a fight with someone from the other station and they all ended up in jail. There. I got it out.

OHmommy said...

nice hair style. very creative!

Jules said...

What totally cool hair. My type of girl!

And look at you. Getting all rich and famous even as I write...

Sue said...

Funny Kathy!

Melisa said...

I loved WKRP too! Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap: hilarious!

I have to ask though: wasn't it CINDY who froze at the red light on the camera, during that quiz show? I remember she had her pigtails awkwardly pinned to the top of her head...

I'm such a geek.

MsFish said...

SO funny! WKRP flashbacks are hysterical! And I think you are right about it being Cindy and the red light (it's the pinned pigtails that is bringing it all back to me!:)

Sue - you need to put up the picture of you by the enormous mic! :)