I also considered naming this post “what NOT to do for a radio interview”, “my totally amazing perfect day” & “how to give a security guard a heart attack”. For those of you who follow on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen my post about me going on the radio. So here are the dirty deets on my fifteen minutes of fame on 101.3 Mainstreet on TBS eFM.
I originally wrote this post the day after the interview, but then E starting crying and then V woke up from her nap. Followed by cooking dinner, client sessions, editing… you know. Life. I completely forgot I didn’t post it for you.
Anyways, the morning of the interview was insanely hectic. I got up at 7AM with E, drank an iced coffee and slurped down a breakfast shake. My friend was in a bind and needed someone to watch her son for her, so I happily told her to bring him over. What’s one more toddler thrown into my insane mix anyways? As V and her little buddy wrecked the house, I tried to fix my hair and spent five minutes on my makeup. That’s seriously all the time I could get with three kids in the house. My girlfriends came over at 10:30, told me to get dressed (yup, still in pjs) and got the kids ready for the cold. We were out the door by 10:45. That’s how mamas in a hurry do things around here!
We grabbed a couple of taxis and were on our way to the TBS eFM studio. It’s been so cold lately that I figured my girlfriends should come with me since the studio is walking distance to some epic shopping. Well, one taxi dropped my friends off at the wrong location and we had all the strollers in our taxi. Whoops!
Eventually everyone made it to the studio. My friends stayed in the cafe of the lobby with all the kiddos while I went upstairs. V later got to come up to the green room while I was on the air. The writers and producers loved her. That little girl is quite the star when we go out in public.
My thoughts about being on the radio? Totally fun. Completely amazing. No regrets. I wasn’t nervous at all, which baffled my husband. Then again, I’m not the nervous type. I was worried about the number of “likes” and “ums” that might spew out of my mouth. Put me on the spot and I turn into a bumbling valley girl. So instead of “like” and “um”, there was “you know”. Win some and you lose some.
I was also a little worried that there might be dead air. The extremely uncomfortable silence most often experienced on awkward first dates with individuals your friends thought you might like. That kind of dead air. Thankfully the host was AWESOME and fun. No weird silence. I also came armed with my planner full of notes and that helped when my mind went blank.
So want to hear my interview on TBS eFM? Here you go. Don’t laugh. Okay, you can laugh. We can still be friends :
Jump to 23:30 to listen to me ramble… unless cyber security is you thing.
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This mp3 was sent to me by the show’s writer. I first got to hear it from my supportive husband who set a reminder to take a short break from work to run to the car in the cold and record me on his phone. That is love.
The writers took a couple Iphone pictures. I can use these as proof that I was once pretty cool when my kids are teenagers and think I’m a completely doofus.
So there it is, my fifteen minutes of fame thanks to the lovely folks at TBS eFM. I thought my almost famous moments with these awesome people took the cake, but being on the radio was fun x1000. Watch out Martha Stewart! I kid, I kid.