So, this week I got to do the Saturday’s voice-tracking again! This is where I basically have a “show” from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. I talk in between the songs and commercials and “sell the station, sell the music and mainly sell myself” (quote from Gator – one of the DJ’s at WCJM). It was a great time and I definitely was not expecting to do it again! Steve Wheeler, the station manager said he missed my last show, so he gave me the opportunity to do another one!
Gator adjusting music, etc. after my voice-tracking was completed.
It is definitely fun being on the radio, but there are some pros and cons about recording instead of being live. I have found that I do like the fact you get to hear what you said, and context in which it was meant – such as 2 weeks ago when I recorded on a Friday and heard myself on Saturday. That was neat! Also, I like the fact you can re-record if you mess up. The downside of all that, and also the pros of doing it live, is the fact that spontaneity is THE factor. There is no spontaneity when you pre-record; you plan it all out.
Also, when you are recording live, there is the potential of something new coming up every time (ties in with spontaneity). A phone call could come in, someone could walk in and talk, if you are on with someone else doing a morning show (i.e. John Boy and Billy), they could come up with something. There is a plethora of things that could happen. While, with pre-recording, it is all very planned out and it seems it could easily turn in to the same regimen every day, which could get a little boring for me. I really would like to try my own live show one day, maybe with someone else, even! That would be very fun! But, it will not happen here, I will have to be working at a radio station and be brought on as a DJ! Hopefully, one day!