How Could I Be Two Places At Once?
"You have a face for radio."
We've all either said that or heard that joke to someone. Radio is a faceless job, literally. When I first started working here, it took me a while to realize who was who based on their voice. It's an interesting experience putting a face to a name and voice. As a radio DJ, you are a community personality, yet you can slip under the radar at any time.
It's funny because some DJ's love getting recognized while others don't. I won't name names, but several people would rather run and hide than be recognized for the radio. Me, on the other hand, I love getting recognized. A while ago, I was working at The Hudson Valley Cider Fest for WRRV, and about 5 people recognized me! I thought that was so cool! Even at Hudson River Craft Beer Fest this weekend, there were a couple people who either recognized me from my voice, or from my work on the website. It was the community aspect of this job that made me fell in love with it when I was younger.
"Eh, It's Close"
I stopped in at a deli this weekend, and they had a Townsquare radio station on. As I go up to the counter to order my food, a pre-recorded spot that I did for an upcoming event came on. As I finish giving my order, I overhear this kid say to his dad, "That guy sounds exactly like that guy on the radio." The dad responds, "Eh, it's close." He's much closer than you think, Dad. I wanted to say something, but I didn't want to look like I was eavesdropping or anything. So I decided to write an article about it instead! I told this story to a friend of mine, and we were saying it must have felt like some kind of Inception for the kid. The Matrix was breaking down!