Friday, 11 January 2013

The boys are back

After a longish break the boys from the morning show are back on Red River Radio. The holiday season is supposed to be relaxing, it’s supposed to be a time you spend with family and loved ones, and it's supposed to be a time that you recharge the batteries. However if your family is anything like mine, you know that there's no recharging of the batteries. It's simply, go go go. 

I did however spend lots of time with family and loved ones. I bought my 3 year old nephew his first pair of hockey skates and got to start giving him skating lessons. That was probably my highlight over the holidays. 

All that been said I am very happy to be back on air, playing my favorite music and telling stories and jokes with a friend. Being away from your work gives you lots of time to reflect about what you like about what you're doing and what you want to improve on. And being away for over a month has reinforced my belief that the best shows I've produced weren't well planned or organized. They were shows where we talked about stuff we were passionate about and stuff that we knew about. 

So my advice to anyone who is starting a new radio show or wants to get into radio is this. Talk about things you're passionate about, tell the truth and don't talk about things you don't know about. I know it sounds so simple but if you follow those three pieces of advice your listeners will respect you and enjoy listening to you.

So to end this blog I just want to say happy new year, and may 2013 be your year to do those things you've always wanted to do. Go get it, 2013 is your year if you want it to be.
Here is a band I've just discovered and I think they're great. Maybe you will too.    

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