Today I got to work the board again. But this time I didn’t work the board for like 30 minutes but for the whole 2 hour block that I am at my internship 3-5pm. I got to work not only the board but also the phone line for “Topic of the Day.” Topic of the Day are daily topics that listeners and citizens of Columbus, GA submit in each day to talk about their personal issues and other things that are going on in the city. It isn’t easy working the board and the phone line. You have to make sure that you are not conflicting with what’s going on on-air either. I am not going to lie I did mess up at least twice. While my mentor was talking on the radio I accidentally cut him off and turned the music on which didn’t allow him to finish what he had to say. Second, usually when someone is talking on the radio some kind of music need to be playing behind their voice. While I thought I had turned on the instrumental, nothing was playing behind his voice. It took me about 10 seconds to find out what was wrong but it felt like so much longer. I can honestly say that I think I am getting better at working the board. I am still nervous but practice makes perfect.