One word. Wackiness. This one little word sums up my time at 99.7 WDJX. While interning for the Ben Davis and Kelly K. Morning Show, I have discovered that this show is incredibly wacky..... And I love it!!! The best part of the internship is that Ben, Kelly, and Alex are all insanely fun on the air, as well as off. Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the opportunity to do an assortment of tasks to do. A few of the highlights were recording a commercial (ya, an actual commercial!!), practice voice tracking, and running the audio board. Answering the phone calls has become part of daily routine, which does not sound that fun but is actually very entertaining! There is a great amount of joy when people call in and have the chance to be on the radio. I do have to admit that there was a little accident that occurred with the audio board, which scared the living life out of me..... Whoops (Sorry Ben)!!! A hot topic in the studio is what our intern names should be. The names that have been thrown around for me are intern Sassy Latina, Selener (Alex's choice), and Dora the Explorer! Personally, I love all three! Part of the show is being able to laugh at yourself, and have a great sense of humor. I'm hoping for more crazy adventures with this crazy family, and I am excited for all the learning opportunities that will come.
When I learned that I would be interviewing with Kelly K for an internship at WDJX, I...Well I'm not gonna lie, I called my mom I was so excited. And I didn't even have the job yet. The interview went well and I got the gig, but despite the job description Kelly sent me, I still had little to no idea what really to expect.
The first thing I did when I got to the studio for my first day was...well I got lost for half an hour before Linda Lambert found me wandering in the lobby and kindly brought me to the right place, but the SECOND thing was to meet Ben Davis and listen in on my first in person Ben and Kelly show. It was a little surreal listening to the radio show from inside the studio, but I had been listening to this show since I was a little kid and it was pretty darn cool. Soon after I arrived, I got to meet another one of the Interns, Chris Smiley. We got to know each other a little bit and discussed our expectations and past experiences. I wouldn't meet the traffic girl, Alex, until the next time I came in, but things started to congeal into an identity of the DJX studio with names and faces.
My first task was to come up with a few ideas for a segments that would go on the air. It was only my first day and I was already making content for a show. It was a very very small amount of content, but it was a nice feeling nonetheless. Since then, other content I have created has been used on the air as well, like stories for the celebrity sleaze. In fact, a pretty large portion of the time I have been here has been spent searching the internet for outrageous stories and celebrity gossip. I'm starting to get a pretty good idea of what makes for good content and discussion on the air, and what might seem interesting, but is really not newsworthy.
Everyone likes to have fun here, and one of the recurring things at DJX is the Wheel of Dares. Well, to make a long story short, my name was chosen to spin the wheel and I ended up singing Daft Punk in a coffee shop not once, but twice on video. It was a little embarrassing but ultimately I'm glad I played along. I had fun with it. The people of Starbucks did not, however.
I'm having a lot of fun here, and I'm looking forward to doing the next thing, whatever it may be. My time here continues to be the best part of my day and week. The most recent thing I've had the opportunity of trying is voice tracking. It was a little weird to hear my own voice through the headphones as I practiced introducing songs, but it was really neat to play with the software.
As if we need more reasons to love Anna Kendrick, Anna Kendrick stars in one of the funniest pre-released Super Bowl commercials yet. Well, technically it can't even been considered a Super Bowl commercial.
Ok, here's the thing. I think Miley Cyrus is a marketing genius. All the stunts she does, the provacative performances, even her obnoxious, incessant tongue flopping around like Droopy Dog, she forces people to talk about her. Really, we've made her way more famous than she should be. Yes, I'm blaming us for her fame. Here's what I learned about Miley from her MTV Unplugged show.
The next Madonna, she is not. Madonna was shocking because no one else was doing what she did at that time. Miley isn't doing anything that hasn't been done before; she's just better at it than most. This duet bothered me for a couple reasons. Mostly because Madonna was off key for most of the performance and boring to watch. My other beef is with what will inevitably be called the, "passing of the torch." Miley has already claimed to be the next Madonna. Sweetheart, talk to me in 30 years. If you're still relevant, I'll consider this possibility.
I also learned Miley can actually sing. "Jolene" is my favorite Dolly Parton song. Yes, I know enough Dolly Parton songs to have a favorite. (Runner-up would be, "Coat of Many Colors.") When Miley announced she was about to cover that song my first thought was, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" But as it turned out, she killed it.
Let's recap, shall we? We're responsible for Miley's fame. She's not the next Madonna. She can actually sing. That just about sums it up for me. But seriously, Miley, keep your tongue in your mouth. No one needs to see that anymore.
While Oikos may have made a Super Bowl commercial with the guys of Full House, Jimmy Fallon just took the Full House Reunion to a whole new level! This was my fav show as a kid, and I LOVE this! Oh and PS, Jimmy Fallon is my fav!
I can't even handle this movie trailer. I just finished the John Green book "The Fault in Our Stars"...and now the trailer is here for the movie coming out June 6, 2014. I cried in the book, and I just cried watching the 2 min trailer. Not sure I will be able to watch this one!