I must admit, I'm not a fan of blogging. I don't read other people's blogs, either. Blogs have always seemed rather self-indulgent to me because they are like writing in your diary and expecting other people to be interested in your (usually) half-baked thoughts.
The weather is getting nice outside and it's getting harder and harder to concentrate on work. Programming music in a cohesive order that is season-appropriate is tricky on days like today. BUT today is request day so I am, thankfully, at the beck and call of my wonderful listeners. It's always interesting to see what direction the requests will take. I think people become inspired by other requests and think of something similar to request. It's also nice to speak with my regular callers, when I have the time. Unfortunately, Fridays tend to be very hectic and we don't always get to chat a whole lot.
I am very thankful for my listeners abroad--from Thailand to England. (That's right, Lisa, you aren't my only international listener.) In this technological climate, when it is so easy for people to essentially dj their own shows online with the internets and the podcasts and what have you, it's nice to know that some people like to occasionally tune into good ole MPB--All Things Mississippi. You may have noticed, if you are an especially attentive listener, that we have changed our slogan to "All Things Mississippi" starting this week. Any opinions on that? I quite like it because it clearly indicates our massive effort to produce TONS of local shows and to represent all regions of the state and all of our listeners.
Well...stop reading this and tune into MPB! www.mpbonline.org/radio Cheers, kids 8)