So today was the big day… the big radio interview! I got up extra early (5:30 a.m.!), put on my cute new shirt, a pair of blue jeans and my cowgirl boots, and headed to downtown Fort Worth to hang out with the crew at 95.9 The Ranch. They turned out to be really fun people… very laid back, and extremely nice to me. We chatted for a few minutes about my connection with the Marathon, and then it was time to start the interview. Gulp. Right about that time I spilled some of my bottled water on their counter. That’s right, I’m cool.
The interview went great. It started out with one of the DJ’s commenting on my cowboy boots (I knew it would be better to show up at the country station in casual clothes instead of a stuffy suit) and from there the conversation flowed pretty well. Being on the radio is a lot easier than being interviewed on TV… there’s no cameras to worry about, and after a minute I forgot about the microphones and just had fun hanging out with them. And, I didn’t spill anything once the interview started. Or pass out.
They’re going to replay my interview later this week, and they invited me to come back next year! I must say, that was one of the coolest things I’ve gotten to do with this job. I’ve always had a secret dream to be a radio personality. Which is obviously never going to happen, but today I got to live it for about 15 minutes on a tiny local country station. I’ll take it.