Okay, I admit. I’m new to all of this. The idea that I get to do a radio interview, even a short one, to plug my writing is just too exciting for me. I was practically giddy all the way to the station and sat somewhat nervously as I waited for Craig Stone of 105.5 the X-Factor to get me from the lobby.
He’s just as nice in person as he seems on the radio and we talked for a little bit before we recorded the short spot. It probably wasn’t but a few minutes long, but we covered the important stuff and had a few laughs along the way. He wanted to give me a chance to plug my latest book, Whispers, prior to Halloween since it is a ghost story…and, I think he likes the idea of the Monster Squad, too.
He told me that the spot will air today around 4:15 local time. I was just thankful that it wasn’t live or I probably would have froze up. He’s a true professional and had a wonderful way of putting me at ease. He knew that I was pretty much clueless as this was my first time to be interviewed on the radio, so he took the reins and ran with it. Afterward he told me that if I had friends or family out of the area, that they can download the radio app for their smart phone to be able to listen to the interview. Unfortunately, my brain couldn’t absorb everything he said and I didn’t have the sensibility to write it down, so if you are out of the area and want to hear it, HA! You’re on your own! I have a Blackberry so those apps won’t work for me…
I had a great time and really enjoyed the whole experience. I think my favorite part was watching him ‘turn on’ his radio voice as we began recording. I actually had to stifle a smile when he started in, but I recognized that voice immediately as the one that comes out of my radio every day. We had a chance to chat a bit more after recording the interview and just visit a little. He really is such a nice guy. It’s no wonder he’s the area’s top DJ.
Overall, it was a great morning.