I apologize for the dearth of posting this week, but between the holidays and the fill-in work on 710-KIRO and my daughter being out of school on Winter break, I simply haven’t had the time. It’s not that four hours a day on-air is so exhausting (though that fourth hour does take some getting used to,) it’s just that I’m simply unaccustomed to waking up so damn early day after day.
It’s not unusual for me to be up until 2AM reading the next day’s papers and writing a post or two, but I rarely wake up much before 7:30 or 8AM. This week I’ve been rising at 6AM to prepare for the day’s show, but it’s taken the full week to convince my head to fall asleep a couple hours earlier. Should I ever get a daily a gig I’m confident I’ll be able to keep up the blogging… after I get my sleep pattern adjusted to fit the schedule.
In any case, I hope the audience enjoyed my daily gig this week as much as I did. It was a lot of fun, and a great learning experience. Dave and Ron’s producer Tina was a huge help, and never shy about offering criticism… something desperately needed by a relative novice like me. I’m spoiled now, and actually kinda dread putting together another show without her.
Speaking of which, I’m assuming management didn’t think I totally sucked, as I got a couple more fill-in slots. In addition to my regular show this Sunday (New Year’s Eve) from 7-10PM, I’ll be sitting in for Frank Shiers tomorrow night (Saturday) from 7-10PM and for Ron & Don on Monday (New Years Day) from 4-7PM. That’ll make ten days straight on the air, a bit grueling, but great practice. If I’m not a better host at the end of this streak than I was at the beginning, I don’t deserve to be doing this.
Thanks again to 710-KIRO management for giving me this opportunity. And thank you all for bearing with me during this posting drought.