It was 10am. I ran 15K the day before and didn’t have a good night sleep so I was downing my caffeine fix to stay awake. And yup, extremely dehydrated. I do funny things when I’m dehydrated.
I got a text and then a call from Marga, the executive producer of RunRadio.
She asked me a question … my eyes popped, my jaw dropped, I grinned with matching look sa sky and then I said to myself, “Wow! Fun! I wonder how I sound?” In between all these eye popping, jaw dropping and inner dialogue, I managed to say yes to Marga.
And that is how I ended up co-hosting Run Radio last Friday.
She needed somebody to go on board as Jaymie will be going on leave.
Have I done radio work before? Nah. I didn’t even know how I sounded.
So, the first thing I did was to follow GMan’s suggestion and hole up in my room to record my voice on my celfone. Goodness, I didn’t realise that you have to talk nonstop. I mean, if you have ever ran in a race with me you would know I can talk non-stop. But when I recorded my mock spiels I realised that 1 second gap is sooo long. Yelp! That’s when panic settled. Good thing I was going to the show that Friday to see how they do it.
I watched and hopefully learned on that Friday. They do look like they were just chatting. Maybe I could do it.
Fast forward to last Friday, 30minutes before the show I got a text from Jay. He said that traffic was bad. He was still at … ROXAS BLVD!!!! Then he sent another text to say I might have to do the first 15minutes solo. No, Jay is just pulling my leg. I looked out and EDSA was not moving. I started to worry.
I have the sequence guide, I should be okay. But he said that hosting the show would be like us chatting and talking about running. Easy. I could talk running forever and a day. But if he was not there, then who do I talk to? P A N I C!
Jay arrived with a few minutes to spare. He was just kidding. And yes, I fell for it! *sucker*
So we did the first segment – opening, weekend recap – Jay and Marga helped keep the ball rolling. It was like we were just sitting around and talking about … running.
And then we had to do the interview. A whole new world … For the first half of the interview my strategy was to duck and cover. I was a bit lost and decided to shut up. Thanks Vimz for being kulit enough to make me budge and join the interview. Whew!
Patrick and Coach Rio’s phone interview just flew by and before I knew it we were closing the show.
It was really fun. I have to admit that I don’t remember half of the things I said. 🙂 Good thing I managed to remember to greet friends. Click here if you want to listen to the podcast.
Tune in again later to RunRadio 9-10pm at NU 107 with Jaymie and Jay.