Like everyone else I get stuck in a rut now and then going through the motions at work. Yesterday I helped a you man named Jacob Ruest with a school project. He came in to interview me about life in radio and some of my other interests.
We spent some time in the studio where we recorded an english and french interview for a class project. We also did a little bit of imaging for the boom breakfast. The vibe of excitment, with some nervosity, he was putting out had me remember how fun, and intimidating, this gig could be.
I gave him a tour of the station afterwards and he was soaking it all in. When we visited the production studio we actually needed a child’s voice for a commercial so we put Jacob to work. A little coaching later he nailed it and will now be able to hear himself on the radio for the next little while in a real commercial.
It was clear Jacob is a very confident young man, despite some radio jitters at the start. He jumped in with both feet and very little hesitation when asked to help out. He had a smile the entire time he was here and was fun to hang with. The kind of kid who will bump me out of the morning show chair before too long.
Thank you Jacob for reminding me that working in radio is fun. Sure there are long days, slow days or even some days when it doesn’t go as planned. The bottom line is this is a cool gig and I need to keep that perspective in order to succeed here. Kids are smarter than we sometimes give them credi for. In this case, Jacob gets all the credit. Thanks buddy!