October 24, 2002

On the Air, Everywhere

My radio debut. And possibly, swan-song. For what it's worth:

I am certain, mostly, that you can tune in with Real Audio on Friday (Oct 25), twice, in the realm of 6:50 and 8:50 a.m. EDT, after the Civil War piece, to WVFT in Roanoke and hear my short essay read in my own creaky voice.

The recording session a week ago Monday seemed to go just fine, but I never got to hear it played back, so it might just be a rude shock. I apologise in advance. Whatever. I think I gave them a product worth what every penny they paid me to do it. ($0.00, American, pre-tax).

You'll note too, if they credit me afterwards as I was bold enough to suggest, that I am now "Fred First, writer and photographer". Hey, presumptuous, maybe. But to say one is a writer is certainly not to imply that any money is being made at the effort, only that the process goes on in some regular and more-or-less purposeful way by the person professing the profession.

There WILL be a pop test on this over the weekend, so take notes.

Gotta love me.

Posted by fred1st at October 24, 2002 09:30 AM
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It was a late morning sitting down to the computer. It was 8:42 when I hit your site for my daily perusal. And AAAGH! Look! A chance to see if the voice in my head matched the voice coming across the airwaves.
OkOk, not airwaves exactly since I can't tune in WVFT, so I quickely had to load up Real Audio and got it runnning just in time to hear the announcer introduce your segment.
Well, your voice was pretty close to what I had imagined, I had something with a bit softer Southern lilt (Auburn, Alabama type). It was a nice piece, I'm glad to see that you have the transcript listed now.

Posted by: dave at October 25, 2002 05:23 PM

It was a late morning sitting down to the computer. It was 8:42 when I hit your site for my daily perusal. And AAAGH! Look! A chance to see if the voice in my head matched the voice coming across the airwaves.
OkOk, not airwaves exactly since I can't tune in WVFT, so I quickely had to load up Real Audio and got it runnning just in time to hear the announcer introduce your segment.
Well, your voice was pretty close to what I had imagined, I had something with a bit softer Southern lilt (Auburn, Alabama type). It was a nice piece, I'm glad to see that you have the transcript listed now.

Posted by: dave at October 25, 2002 05:25 PM

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