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Me and my big mouth

A little while ago, I mentioned that I've grown rather fond of a local talk station -- and a frequent caller to the morning show. It's gotten to the point where I'm almost a regular.

Well, that's about to change.

A little while ago, the station's program director told the hosts that the next time I called, try to get some contact info. I first thought it was for a restraining order, but I was wrong.

It turns out that they are interested in me trying out as a part of the show -- and, if it goes well and we are both interested, possibly a permanent part-time gig.

In a couple of weeks, one of the hosts will be going on vacation for a week -- and I am tentatively planning to fill in for him for up to three days.

I'll be taking calls, trying to line up some local guests (which could be awkward, as I just moved here seven months ago), and in general having all kinds of fun while NOT touching any controls.

And yes, they do stream on the internet, so far more people than just those living here in the Upper Valley region will run the risk of being exposed to my voice.

Oddly enough, when I mentioned this to Kevin, he told me that Captain Ed Morrissey of Captain's Quarters and BlogTalk Radio had approached him about a Wizbang Radio show. Kevin had been decidedly noncommittal, but it sounded interesting to me. I had a nice chat with the good captain last week, swapped a few e-mails with my colleagues here, and it's starting to look like we just might do this.

The way BlogTalk Radio works, as I understood Ed (and that is not a sure thing -- he explained it quite well, but I am notoriously bad at remembering this sort of thing), is that the host sets an hour aside for the show, and calls in to a specific phone number -- as well as their guests. Listeners have their own number they can call in to participate.

It's basically talk radio, minus the radio and the commercials.

Currently, I'm thinking of doing it weekly, on either Sunday or Monday, or some other night during the evening. (Gotta work around the Day Job.) Other members of the Wizbang family will be offering contributions, and some might end up hosting entire shows.

A long time ago, I described myself as having "the perfect face for radio, and the perfect voice for print." Looks like that's gonna be put to the test.


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Comments (28)

The audio engineering wizar... (Below threshold)

The audio engineering wizards at any radio station can make anyone's voice sound OK. On the other hand, they can't make them sound reasonable, hence Air America's woes.

Congratulations on that Jay... (Below threshold)

Congratulations on that Jay, it could be the start of something!

Congrats Jay - good luck!</... (Below threshold)
sean nyc/aa:

Congrats Jay - good luck!

Will it be taped? My sched... (Below threshold)

Will it be taped? My schedule is so spotty, I never know when I can actually even do something simple like sit and listen. Even making vacation plans is an exercize in agony.

Just don't say the word "ho... (Below threshold)

Just don't say the word "ho."

Who the heck is voting down... (Below threshold)

Who the heck is voting down congratulatory comments? Lame.

Jay, congratulations and ha... (Below threshold)

Jay, congratulations and have fun with it!

I suppose congrats are in o... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I suppose congrats are in order!

And just remember: Radio is hell, but it's a dry heat.

Good luck and keep it hones... (Below threshold)

Good luck and keep it honest.

Congrats! You will be a mu... (Below threshold)

Congrats! You will be a much needed voice on the airwaves.

Good for you Jay!.. Get it ... (Below threshold)

Good for you Jay!.. Get it done!..*S*

Congrats, JayTea! N... (Below threshold)

Congrats, JayTea! Next thing we know, the "Shaggin' Wagon" will be a Porsche Cayenne, and Ducky will have a diamond-encrusted $-sign hanging round his neck.

Remind us of the day you ar... (Below threshold)

Remind us of the day you are on so we can tune you in on the old www. ww

Prepare for battle Jay Tea!... (Below threshold)
Vegas Vic:

Prepare for battle Jay Tea! (Just don't go Air America on US!!)..... I have no idea what that Means? Ohh, now I remember, just keep it honest, play it strait and they will listen

Congrats JT,There ... (Below threshold)

Congrats JT,

There can't be too much common sense on the radio. If you ever get a call from the TV news division of Fox, I have a friend who can lance that boi...Oh, that's your nose? Nevermind.

This is off topic, but you ... (Below threshold)

This is off topic, but you might want to inform the person responsible that on the right side of the page, under "Subscribe Via E-Mail" it says:

Get Wizbang in you inbox by submitting your email address below.

I'm just sayin'....

Gad Oyster, you're such<... (Below threshold)

Gad Oyster, you're such a killjoy.


Funny sometimes how one thi... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Funny sometimes how one thing leads to another. As far as your voice - they must have liked something they heard. Congratulations and good luck.

That sounds like fun.... (Below threshold)

That sounds like fun.

Oooo wow I noticed Michael ... (Below threshold)

Oooo wow I noticed Michael Savage is advertised. You must be very, very proud.

"Gad Oyster, you're such... (Below threshold)

"Gad Oyster, you're such a killjoy."

Gee, I'm sorry :)

On second thought, Heralder, maybe Jay should just leave it. It'll give Lee or jp2 something to focus on for a while.

Congratulations! This is ho... (Below threshold)

Congratulations! This is how Sean Hannity started so...you never know.

Good on you Jay!... (Below threshold)

Good on you Jay!

Hope it works out..you have... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

Hope it works out..you have consistently demonstrated not only basic respect to all but also usually deliver your thoughts with a wry sense of humor. Vicious sarcasm seems to be the mainstay of both Right and left radio.

How refreshing to hear radio in your way..
I predict success..
By the way..I know your efforts in sustaining Wizbang have at times been very tiring but all things have a tendency of working out...just not in the sequence we envision...

This is off topic,... (Below threshold)
Kevin Author Profile Page:
This is off topic, but you might want to inform the person responsible that on the right side of the page, under "Subscribe Via E-Mail" it says:

Get Wizbang in you inbox by submitting your email address below.

I'm just sayin'....

That's what it used to say :-).

Thanks, it's fixed.

I'll give you a listen. Hec... (Below threshold)

I'll give you a listen. Heck, I'll even call in.

Welcome to Blog Talk Radio.... (Below threshold)

Welcome to Blog Talk Radio....

I've been hosting a show four nights a week at 9 p.m. EDT (Mon thru Thur) and I'm enjoying it more and more. (This in addition to hosting my Sunday night program at WDBO AM 580 in Orlando).

It's very different from doing regular commercial radio in a studio. More intimate and less hassle.

Good luck! When you get comfortable with it, come see me. I'd love to have you on as a guest to help you promote your show.

Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

GLJT!Protect your vo... (Below threshold)

Protect your vocal cords!






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