My Radio Show {Dreaming With Love}

A Look into My Life: Radio Show

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TIME FOR A RAMBLING POST

Today is the day I start my radio show.

I NEVER even imagined that I would ever be on the radio let alone have my own show.

That is until last summer when I made it a goal of mine.

My Radio Show

A LITTLE BACKGROUND:

I started working at this radio station last summer as an intern. Majoring in communications, I thought experience in radio would be PERFECT. I had an incredible summer and learned so much. The job had (and still has) a lot of surprises, but it keeps me on my toes and keeps things exciting.

Towards the end of the summer, I told myself that I WOULD have my radio show at some point in life. Even if it was for a short period of time, I knew that I wanted to have one and that I eventually would.

And I was lucky enough to get the opportunity much sooner than I thought I would.

After the summer, I went back to Madison where I was attending college. That fall semester I went through a lot of struggles and made the decision to transfer to ASU Online (if you’d like to know why I’ll be writing a post on it very soon). Going to online school allowed me to move back closer to my parents until I finish school. So I decided to get in contact with the owner of the radio station and see if there was a position available.

Originally he wanted me to do full-time sales… I’m majoring in film and media studies and have ZERO desire to do any type of sales EVER. In addition to that, there was no way I was going to work full-time while attending school full-time (huge props to those who do it but it’s unnecessary for me).

So I turned down the position and began looking for a different job.

A couple of days later the owner of the radio station got in touch with me again and offered me a flex position as the administrative assistant. I was hesitant, but I accepted and am glad I did.

Fast forward a few months

The sales manager/morning show host moved on to another job. We recently hired a new sales manager, but the morning show still hadn’t been filled. This isn’t a huge issue, but our listeners miss having a morning show.

That’s where I come in.

My Radio Show - Me in the studio

Starting TODAY I have my own radio show on WJBL 93.1 The Dice.

My radio show is every Monday through Friday from ten to noon central time! If you’re interested in listening, you can tune us in at wldywjbl.co or find us on the Mixlr App!

I can’t begin to explain the rush of emotions I’ve felt since finding this out in the middle of July.

First I was excited.

Next, my nerves kicked in full blast (but I’m a master at not showing how nervous I am).

In order to better prepare me, one of the things I did is fill in for other people on their 2-hour shows. I started by doing afternoon swap which is 15 minutes long but involves answering the phone live-on-air. Next, I did 2-Hour-Energy by myself and had a BLAST. This is where my nerves went away a ton and they diminished more and more with each show I did. Last week I even did the Wake Up Show and Morning News Hour. It was more intense, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

I have been working hard to prepare and am very excited to begin my radio show.

The Dice 93.1

If you are to ever listen I would LOVE any and all feedback! Leave a comment below, Tweet Me, or Send me an email!

 

<3 Manda Mae

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