GETTING MORE TALE #671: A Face for Radio
One of the folks at work, who I call “Happy”, is a super guy but he doesn’t throw around compliments very readily. He’d rather tease most of the time. He happened to walk into my office while I was listening to the show. He listened with me for a few minutes, and then began his speech.
“You know, you might be offended by what I have to say, but listen,” he began. “You and I could be sitting in a bar and I would have no interest in anything you are talking about. You like music, I like sports. We have literally nothing in common to talk about.
“But you need to do a book, or a show, or something. I have listened for two minutes, and I am already interested in what you’re talking about. I don’t care about this stuff. But you made me want to care.
“It was the same when you were on that other station, Dave FM. We were listening here at work when you were on. I don’t care about any of that music, but you make it interesting.
“It’s like when I am watching soccer with my wife. There can be an amazing British commentator talking about it, and I am so into what he is saying. My wife, she does not care. Not at all. But you, you can talk in such a way that you make it interesting for people who do care, and people who are not interested at all.
“You have a gift, and you need to be on a show, or do a book. And if you’re offended by this I don’t care!”
Offended? Not at all!
Gimme a show. Any show. I’ll be there.