It is pushing 11pm. I am in my reclining chair with a laptop on the lap rest, and Newbie is waiting for me to finish so that he can curl up on my lap again. Soon, little buddy. Soon.
Sorry I haven't written very much the last few days. Thursday night my body just kinda shut down on me. I feel better this evening.
Not much going on here. I have only 2 audio files left to transcribe in the Courtney Amirault interview. They are long ones, representing over 30 minutes of material. I will chip away it over the weekend and try to finish early next week. Then I will finish my interview with Don Connolly and start work on that one.
Sometimes, I have to pinch myself. I never imagined that any jocks would ever want to sit down with me. I am not in the industry. I will never be in the industry. I just have this life-long interest in the medium and sheepishly approached Deb Smith. Gradually, I learned my craft and word got around that there was this weird guy going around interviewing people who were on the radio. I still sometimes wonder why they want to talk to me.
Oh, here's a bit of radio news. Kate Milton, Drive at The Bounce, is pregnant. She was a terrific interview for me in 2011. Congratulations, Kate. Er, K8!
Did you read Thursday's Herald story about how Seaside FM's request to move the Seaside FM antenna to Geizer's Hill has been temporarily thwarted by Newcap's intervention? Why would they do that? What do they have to gain, or lose, by intervening in this way, at this time? Could it be because, well, Newcap is contemplating another format change, or adjustment, so that its playlist more closely resembles what Seaside FM plays? Hard to say. But my gut tells me that the person they hire to follow Dominik Diamond will represent change not just in the morning show, but for the station as a whole. A commercial version of "Seaside FM"? Perhaps. But remember that we already had one "Lite" station in this market that didn't make it. Why would they try another?
Time will tell.
That's about it for tonight, folks.
See you tomorrow.
Now, Newbie, get your butt over here.