Saturday, February 03, 2007

You Might Be In Radio If...

  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you have 37 unlabeled 15 minute cassettes in your back seat.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you listen to the radio "invertedly", turning up the volume during promos, sweepers, and talksets, and flipping to another station during music.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you swear at the competition while driving when you hear a song they beat you to.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you've ever heard of a "cart".
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you tell someone you plan to go to lunch "coming up next hour".
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you have 125 unopened CDs you'll never listen to but never more than $3 cash.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you use phrases like "If I was programming the music, I would NEVER/ALWAYS/etc..."
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you remember what "When you play it, say it!" means.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you drive a $500.00 piece of crap while the sales weasels have $50,000 Lexus.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you get a memo about how to report overtime and you wonder which overtime is overtime.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......two days off in a row is considered a "long weekend."
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you can recite the five-day forecast from memory.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you work on holidays.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you have dozens of tapes of radio stations that play music you don't like.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you listen to a station that's barely coming in.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......your maps are covered with circles and dots.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you are a "seasoned pro" after two years in the business.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you have a dozen radios, but you need them all.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you have copies of both the album version and radio edit.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you have recurring nightmares about bad airshifts filled with dead air.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF......you interview the governor and drive off in a junker.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO.....At Christmas dinner, you backsell the Christmas presents, explaining that "Unopened ones around the corner, stick around".
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....when the hotline rings you break into a cold sweat.
  • YOU MIGHT BR IN RADIO IF....your production/remote load exceeds your airshift and your friends ARE NOT in radio when they say you "have it made" working 4 hours just playing music.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....you begin to like the music you are playing even though you have been faking it for years.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you can run to the can, drop a load answer a few phones and make it back for the last 15 seconds of a 4 min. song.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you keep telling yourself "this chick on the phone really might be hot...this could be the one".
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF.... every time you screw up the Program Director is listening and calls in to tell you how bad you are and he misses the 4 hours of dead air your idiot co-worker had.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you're called 10 minutes before a shift starts and told you have to work it and you live 20 minutes away.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF..... you can recite all the spots in a break.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF..... the one time you need the power generator is the one day the electrician didnt have time to hook it up.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you have ever had to call a supervisor more then once on the same day at 3 A.M.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...your chief engineer has ever had to talk you through how to fix a transmitter from over a cell phone.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... the equipment at your station decides to stop working properly and just go to hell on a holiday weekend when no one can be reached.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....you recite I.D's and sweepers from different stations just to annoy your friends.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....when your at home and you answer the phone and give the stations call letters.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you answer the phone and tell someone their caller #6
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....you do an air shift in your dreams.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...on a holiday weekend, you're the only one at the station.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF... you talk about how much better your competition's webcast sounds over your stations actual broadcast.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you are on the air every holiday.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF....you talk to friends in a "radio voice"
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you can hit the post on any ramp in your playlist, but can only sing the hooks from songs that are in your music promos.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you are well into your thirties and have been hit on by a 13-year-old girl on the request line.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you hate everyone's favorite song because it doesn't have an intro.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you actually own white cassette tapes.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you don't know whether to introduce yourself at parties...with your air-name or your real name.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...two months ago when you worked at the car wash you could jog a mile without being out of breath and now it is tough for you to get from your car to the LazEboy.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you make your friends listen to airchecks and they have no idea what you are talking about.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you refer to nighttime as "the weekend"
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO.....if you hear your competition using catch phrases and you pull over to the side of the road screaming, "Thats mine Damnit!" - while your kids look at you as if you've finally snapped.
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO.....iF you tell your wife/girl/boyfriend, "Coming up next hour we'll be hearing from the inlaws, plus we have a new dinner today you're going to really like..."
  • YOU MIGHT BE IN RADIO IF...you have found that 7-inch reels of tape DO decay over time when stored in the garage.

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