A short-time thereafter, our 9-year old completed a telephone audition with the county worker overseeing the PSA program who gave her the "job" on the spot. After a few weeks, our daughter visited the number one radio station (WTOP) in Washington, DC [see picture below] to record the PSA along with a boy who was also selected from the thousands of kids in the county.
|#1 Rated Radio Station in the Greater DC Metro Area|
Once inside the station, they were taken to a production studio where they went through several practice recordings and several "final" records. Here's our youthful radio announcer with the woman from the county EPA.
|Our Little "Paul Harvey" in Training with the|
kind woman from Montgomery County DEP
The production engineer took several snippets from the recordings and edited them together into a final :30 segment that will run indefinitely on WTOP and WFED. Here's the "world premiere" of the Kid's Litter Campaign - just click on the arrow "play" button below.
To say that we're proud of this accomplishment is an understatement. It was an invaluable experience that my wife and I are glad she had. However, as a former radio reporter myself, I'm certainly steering her clear of a radio career - the long hours and low pay are too akin to serfdom in this current day and age.
Question: Have you or someone you know ever been on TV or radio? Was it a positive or negative experience for you?