Tom Bradshaw (tdbrad7) wrote,
Tom Bradshaw

I'm still here

Wow, has it really been that long since I last posted on here?

Anyway, I have a bit of a dilemma, and am wondering if people could offer advice or something...

Since getting involved with Fuse FM when at uni I have been considering giving radio djing a bit more of a go, and seeing if there's any opportunity of it leading somewhere. I discovered that there is a tiny, independently run station in the village just up the road from me, and so got in touch with the guy running it and asked if there was any chance I could get involved. I was told that in the new year I could start training, and would probably be given a show from midnight to one as a start to see how I would get on. I thought this was just about perfect, if a little late: I could run it as a proper music show, and would be allowed to play just about whatever I wanted, because lets be honest, not many people would be listening to me.

Well we're now in the new year, and I've just heard from the guy again and will be starting my training next week with any luck. However he now says that he wants to quit one of his shows, and there will be a slot on a saturday from 2-6 which I could potentially fill. This is, in many ways a really great offer; a primetime slot, four hours a week, on a saturday so it won't interfere with work. Or at least that's probably how he sees it.

The thing is, in my eyes it's not an ideal time as I'm usually more busy on weekends than I am on week days; it's quite a lot to commit to, and worst of all, I expect I'm going to be expected to be the typical daytime presenter: talking quirky shite in between easy listening blandness. I also think the reason it's going free is because it's not a particularly popular spot with the people who do work there, mainly because it is a saturday. I don't want to take it on and then find myself stuck with it because nobody else wants to do it. But at the same time it would be great experience for me if I were to attempt to make a career of radio djing, and I guess I'm not currently in a position where I can turn anything down.

What do you guys think? I might ask if there's a possibility of either taking half the slot or doing it every other week or something, and ideally that would be in addition to a late night slot as we had sort of arranged, rather than instead of it.
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