I haven’t hosted a radio show in decades (plural, like 3, I think).
So when Tom Dheere called me a couple of weeks ago prior to FaffCon 6 and asked me if I would be the guest-host the live recording at FaffCon 6 of The Voice-Over Cafe podcast, substituting for my friend Terry Daniel- who could not make it to San Antonio- I immediately said yes.
I then wondered what the hell I had gotten myself into.
You see, I hadn’t hosted a radio show in decades – this was to be my unspoken mantra in my head right up unto show time.
But I had committed to it, so I would see it through and since it was produced like a radio show but edited like a podcast, I had a better than average chance of not looking/sounding like a complete fool.
So with Tom producing, Trish Basanyi co-hosting, Sean Caldwell as our staff announcer and Peter Bishop as our man-in-the-crowd-of-the-people-by-the-people-mostly-near-the-chip-dip, we went live. I was going to have to count on those pros to carry the load (cause I’m no Terry Daniel) as well as a friendly live audience and just pray that my rusty broadcast improv skills would find their way to the fore.
Overall, things went very much like a live broadcast (exciting, fast), including the change up in scheduled guests, interviews and segments right up to the show’s start but like the pro I pretended to be and they are, we rolled right through. With Trish’s electronic razor blade and tape to edit any of my flubs – the show turned out great.
I hope you find it just as much fun to listen to as it was to be a part of.
I’m grateful to Terry, Trish, Tom, Sean and Peter for including me and you’ll be grateful to hear that Terry will be back in his rightful place as co-host on the next edition of the Voice-Over Cafe.