So our local NPR station has a series called ‘Perspectives,’ where they have local ‘regular’ people read their perspective about something. I always like listening to the perspectives and have thought that it might be fun to do it sometime. So last week, I thought, why not? So I sent in my perspective and they contacted me the next day to come in and record it. It was a pretty great experience. I got to go into San Francisco to the station and record in a real recording studio. For those of you in the Bay Area, I’ll just throw this out there… I got to sit in Michael Krasny’s chair.
The sound engineer, Howard, was extremely nice and talked me through my virgin recording experience. He said if I liked the sound of my voice that I would be like all the other ego driven voices at KQED and get a job there. I was nervous, but it was easy because it was just me, alone in the room, and Howard and Dustin in the control booth. I only had to read through my piece twice and we had to edit it a little to fit the time restrictions.
And guess what? I LOVE the sound of my voice.
Did I mention that they took a really, not so great, photo of me. Oh well. On the radio it’s all about how you sound, not how you look.
Oh, also, did I mention that I get paid. Yep. Just enough to cover the parking at the ferry building where we had dinner.
So, it airs Monday August 30th at 7:35 am. They’re also going to re-run it Saturday, September 4th at the same-ish time. I hope that you listen. Here’s how you can listen:
You can listen live, here.
And on the archives right here, for Monday, the 30th. (Ignore my extremely close-up photo)
I know, it’s not an ironman, but it’s the best I’ve got.
With a perspective, I’m Emily.