Thursday, June 30, 2005

I'm on the radio on Friday!


Thanks to a neat opportunity offered to me by an incredibly nice human being, you have the chance to cringe in horror at the sound of my voice coming through your speakers! No, it's not another one of my rambling audioblog entries.

I'm gonna be on the radio, ma!

This Friday, I have a short (as in 3 1/2 minutes) commentary on the show Metro Connection on WAMU 88.5 FM, American University's exceptional public radio station here in DC. Metro Connection runs 1-2 p.m. EST on Friday (it will be replayed a couple of times over the weekend.) My short summer rant will be at the end of the show. If you live in the DC area, you can hear me growling from your radio dial. If you're out of town (or just love your computer speakers), you can hear me on WAMU's live Internet broadcast at

About an hour after the show airs, it will be up on the WAMU website, so you can access my little rant-let at your leisure. Just follow the links here. That way, if you live someplace like Coolum Beach, Australia, you don't have to listen to me in the middle of the night.

I know this is just something little, but for me, it's very exciting. This is my first time doing radio. And, more importantly for me, this is the first time I've been paid to be a writer. Small moment though it may be, it still tickles me pink.


Me, plus

A little radio signal, plus

A handful of sparklers, and

A little of this...

Makes for three minutes of rant.



Claire said...

That's great! Congrats.

Claire said...

Also, you should write something for the Washington Post's Life is Short series. $100 for 100 words or less if they print it. You live in their neck of the woods and so should have no problems on that front.

Examples and contact info:

Merujo said...

I've tried that! :-) No success yet, but I'll keep trying...

kob said...

Congrats! Very cool. Regards,

Anonymous said...

I will be listening!

Nice to have something good happen to a good person!


Merujo said...

SJL, I look forward to your review from the rainy Pacific Northwest... :-)

And thanks for the nice words, KOB!

Anonymous said...

I know I said it on side channel, but congratulations Merujo this is so richly deserved! I'll try to see if I can catch it if it's streaming tomorrow.

If I do, you'll have no doubt that - despite everything going on here right now - I'll be grinning from ear to ear wanting to tell anyone/everyone in earshot "that's my friend! You here me? My friend! She knows me! In a few years when we all flock for her autograph - you mark my words - she's going to start scribbling, then look up and say 'oh hey -uh- Paul, right? How's, you know, stuff?'"

[She smiled for the cameras/as a bodyguard grabbed me...]

Hope you remember us little people when this really takes off. :-)

[hug!] So proud of you!

Merujo said...

You are the just the bestest ever, Paul-chik. :-)