I had always listened to my voice with trepidation any time I found it necessary to record my voice. I did not like the sound of it at all. When you hear your own voice as you speak, the sound reverberates within your skull. When it gets out there on tape, you hear it without the benefit of that muffling. It sounds very different.
After our interview, we had an opportunity to have our own show. We decided it would be a good idea to give us more exposure as we worked on our book series. Once we began the show, we settled into a steady format and I learned to ignore how I felt my voice sounded and concentrate on making it the best show we could make it.
The production of the show I found very exciting. I was meeting a vast number of people in a variety of fields. We would meet to see if a relationship could be established that would go well with the format we had. Once a guest was decided upon, we would meet again to talk about the specifics of the show. We offered, what I thought was great variety in our guests and we tried to keep most of the guests relatively local in order to promote locally.
It was a bit before our first anniversary on air that my co-host decided to concentrate on his other business and felt he would not have time to do the show justice. It was difficult for me to accept this, but I had little choice. Our show ended at the end of January, about eleven months after we began.
I had been writing a monthly article for an online magazine, The Magic Happens. They had added a radio show to their offering on the magazine and were looking for programming. They had asked me to consider it, but I had not thought to do it since I was involved with the local station. Now that the contract for that was at an end and I had lost my co-host it was an option that I decided upon.
After considering what the format would be I began looking for several people who would be willing to serve as a co-host for several shows. It was a case of serendipity, for sure, that led me to Dave Nolan. This man had 30+ years of radio experience and was currently available and willing to help me in order to get back into radio. While the two of us did not have a quick rapport, we had an easy going ability to banter. Dave had also been a comedian so as we began working on the show we found topics that played to his radio career and his ability to improvise on a humorous way. I had also wanted to have some meaty conversations and those were done with other individuals. The shows were taped and stored to be interwoven as needed for the year.
It was after the show had aired during July that I had a chance to go back on local radio. Because of the nature of the Internet show, it could easily be reconstructed for a half hour and the half hour shows could be put together as a Part one and a Part two show for the Internet. After discussing it with Dave, he wanted in and we began our planning.
This is an example of how we put our intent out there and the Universe delivers what we need to make it happen. The show is called A Look at the Bright Side, and is available for listening at tmhradio.com you can catch the archived shows for both the internet and local shows at www.nzbestself.com/radio also. Hope you will join in on the fun.
Something To Ponder