What being on air has taught me is that you need to be prepared before your shift. In order to have a killer show and experience, it’s always best to write out your bits or go through them the night before, that way there are no surprises. Also, go over the log and make sure you know what songs are playing by which artist. The most important thing though, is to just be you. Be authentic. Talk naturally; it’s a conversation with a friend.
Being on air is awesome. I never knew what I was getting into until my first shift on Evolution 107.9. I was in for some fun! Being on air, you run the show. It’s YOUR show. Being an on air personality is awesome because it enables you to interact with your audience and show who you are. You can talk about what other people are talking about and put your own spin on it, and you can even talk about stuff the listeners may not know, but be interested in.
This is my on air demo, which is a show skim from my December 3rd show on Q101. This is a FULL show, with ALL of my talking breaks. This is a better representation of me than a ‘best of’, because this is what I will sound like for a full show most days. A ‘best of’ is an unrealistic representation of what I bring on a given day. My shows are not scripted.
This is my very first practice shift as a personality. It was a two-hour shift, and I talked about 14-15 times in total. This is the edited version of my show, with just my bits and no music, splitters, commercials, news, soap boxes, free passes, point counterpoints, west coach watches or sports. I was extremely nervous before my shift and started off shaky but I picked it up before the shift was over. This was a 10am-12pm shift.
This is my first shift on Evolution 107.9 as a personality. It was the first time I tried using cross plugs, weather liners, rolling tunes and talking up to the post in every song. This is the edited version of my show, with just my bits and no music, splitters, commercials, news, soap boxes, free passes, point counterpoints, west coach watches or sports. I was feeling very confident the entire shift because the night before I had done a lot of prep. This was a 10am-11am shift.