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Radio update

Just a heads-up to those who are not following me on Twitter.

- I dropped my demo off at the 3FM studio, complete with candy bribe and motivation letter.
- The DJ-trainer received a few hundred (!) entries for the demo-competition
- Only one winner would be picked.
- The winner eventually wasn't me (not that I expected to win, but hey, I took part!)
- The winner was an 18 year old kid who's already in the Radio Veronica DJ School and has his own show on KinkFM

However I decided to try my luck and contacted the local radiostation NENS, servicing my neighbour-town of Noordwijk (I once visited the Katwijk local radio station, but man.... too religious. Ask me about it some day).

- Got an invitation for a chat
- Visited the studio (first floor, no airco, oy!)
- Gave the manager the same demo I sent to 3FM
- Waited for feedback.

Long story short: As of Sep 1 (hopefully Aug 31, actually), I'll have my own two hour slot on local FM and cable radio, mondays from 9pm to 11pm. I'll have two months to warm up and try out (they know about my trip to Africa). If both parties are happy, there'll be possibilities to move the show to a more 'premium' slot like Saturday. Furthermore, since it's a local station with 80 volunteers covering all the local news, sports and politics, I can take part in making reports, going into town with a mic-unit to interview people, do shows from a different location than the studio, etc. etc. In other words: after working at a music-only station for the past years, I'm now going to be a part of a team that does much more than just music. My show's choice in music will have to change (more oldies, less ROCK!), I might have to change some items and my choice in words a little (target audience: 35+), but I'm genuinely psyched. I'll probably only have 10 listeners max, and I shouldn't expect much phonecalls or mail from them, but still: local live radio! Woot!

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caniche
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Shame about the contest, but w00t about getting to do something on the area at a different station!

How "local" is that station, can we hear it here in Apeldoorn?

And... what about the Katwijk super religious station? Do tell! ;)
rob_d
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Local as in very local, just for Noordwijk and the surrounding area. If reception is good, the signal can carry as far as Schiphol, but Apeldoorn? Not a chance ;) Still, the website has a live stream and all shows are available for playback on the site (and rippable if you have the right software).

And the Katwijk thing? Well, let's just put it this way. I asked "So, which of the shows has the highest number of listeners?". Their answer: "The live broadcast from the 11am Sunday Mass, aired right from the local church." That's when I knew it was NOT my station :D
bikerwalla
Jul. 29th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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