This mornings blog will be the last one of the week. The reason? Tomorrow, Evans and I are off to Country Thunder Saskatchewan in Craven. I’ll be in the station just long enough to grab what we need for the morning before making the trek out to Craven.
We’ll be broadcasting from the Village RV Broadcast Center on Main Street. You can’t miss us. If you’re planning on going out anytime this weekend, drop by and say hi.
I get a lot of people asking what it is exactly I do out there for the weekend. Well, after we’re off the air Thursday and Friday mornings at 10, it more or less becomes a situation of “hurry up and wait.” After the “on-air” shifts you’ll find myself, Evans, Colin, Cody, and Nevan backstage, waiting and waiting. We have an interview room set up backstage and we will grab whomever we can to come in for a live interview. We also record interviews for the Jumbotrons that are perched on either side of the big stage. We’ve interviewed country’s biggest stars back there. It’s a lot of fun.
Most of the stars are very amenable when it comes to interviews, some are not. I had a run in with Miranda Lambert years ago backstage that we still laugh about today. That girl did not want to be bothered by anyone wielding a microphone and she let me know it.
Everyone always bugs me about the sunglasses I wear every year. They’re actually not sunglasses at all, but safety glasses that my buddy gets me, but they’re kind of cool, even if they offer no protection for my eyes from the sun. A few years ago I interviewed Ronnie Dunn on his tour bus for the Jumbotron and he wanted to wear my glasses for the interview. “Sure” I blurted out. I mean, it was Ronnie Dunn. What else was I going to say?
So, even if you don’t hear us on the radio this weekend, we will still be working, albeit, behind the scenes.
Have a great Craven weekend. We’ll be back at our studio in beautiful downtown Regina again on Monday morning!