Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bust Out Your Toot-A-Loops and Hammies: Mama's Gonna Be On The Radio

So I have this other blog that I've been cheating on you with (c'mon baby, don't be like that), and that blog is on a site called ChicagoNow which is affiliated with the Chicago Tribune and WGN. 

It's the same steez:  the wacky adventures of a special-needs-mom-on-a-banana-peel, only with more of a local flava.  Actually, it's that blog that should be pissed off at me because I have yet to write any original content for it.  Thus far, I've only managed to work up enough energy to copy over posts from here that cover local hijinx, like Audrey's adventures in summer camp, ballet, etc. 

ChicagoNow has a radio show that features some of their bloggers every Saturday morning, and this very Saturday, October 30, I will be one of the featured bloggers.  For my local peeps, I am slotted to be on at 9:30am.  For my non-local peeps, try to see if you can get any reception on AM 720.  Not to brag, but WGN is kind of a big deal around here.  It's a major kilowatt station that sometimes travels several hundred miles away if the wind is right and there isn't a competing station that interferes with it.  Try it.  I'll wait here. 

No?  They'll post a podcast after the fact here

I don't know why in the world I'm promoting this ahead of time.  I have never done anything like this before, have had two days to prepare during which time I have had Audrey home either puking or wiping snot all over me, and can barely form a sentence on a good day.  My correspondence with the folks running the show has been limited to email.  No pre-show phone interview, no list of the 7 dirty words that you can't say, no nothing.  What in the world would they do if I had a debilitating speech impediment or Tourette's Syndrome?  What in the world will they do when I freeze up a la Cindy Brady on that children's quiz show ("Baton Rouge!  Baton Rouge!  C'mon Cindy, you know this!")?

I'm extremely nervous and slightly freaking out over this.  If I really embarrass myself, does anyone know a guy that can hack into their website and destroy the podcast?  Wish me luck....


21 comments:

  1. You rock!!! I can't wait to hear you (and then not laugh at you. I said NOT laugh.)

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  2. Great gig! Dang...I don't think I can get WGN AM 720 up here in the Milwaukee area, but I'll see if I can tune it in! Good to know the podcast is another option though. Are you taking call-ins? ;)

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  3. Holy shit Baton Rouge, hahahahahahahaha!
    best laugh I've had all day.

    lol

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  4. @Chris: They do take calls. I've listened to some of the other podcasts that are posted (because I've never actually listened to the show...oops) and they took calls on most of them. I would think that you'd be able to get WGN in Milwaukee...don't call in and try to stump me! Alternatively, you could jump in the car and come down...I'm going to be in one of those street level glassed-in studios in the Tribune Tower facing out on Michigan Ave...I was going to say that you could really fluster me, but I would probably have no idea who you were!

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  5. You'll probably do fine. But, if you really mess up it will probably go viral and you will get a gazzillion hits on your blogs. Win - Win Scenario.

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  6. @BD: Good point. Maybe I should talk about how I used to be in a coven and practiced witchcraft...

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  7. Woohoo!! So excited :)

    I'm totally cool if you wanna say something like, "I'm like an AutismArmyMom (whisper: dotcom). I can't help it, Imjustthatway (whisper: dotcom)" !!!!!!!!!

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  8. Good for you!

    Congratulations! Continuing to spread your wisdom and life.

    Just be you, that's the you everyone loves.

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  9. I hate to break this to you, Lynn! But I don't your going to lose it and go viral.

    I do think you're going to be totally awesome! If you get across one-hundredth of the charm and humor and warmth you exude in your blog, you're going to do great!

    Have a good time and enjoy your moment in the sun...er..radio booth!

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  10. That's so exciting for you! I can't wait to hear the podcast, and I'm sure you're going to be great!

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  11. This is fantastic Lynn. You will do wonderfully. Can't wait to hear it. And don't let the fact that your You Might Also Like Widget is now displaying "The Adventures of Large Ass and Small Child" under this post shake your confidence.lol You'll do great! (I must go read that post now....great title).

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  12. Just read it. Yeah, I use no pseudonyms, I post pictures. Whatcanyado?

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  13. Knowing how brain dead you are right now I am slightly concerned. But I am sure you'll do fine.

    Make sure to give a shout out to the rude little beothces that ran into Audrey at the corn maze.

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  14. Wow! Very exciting. I am sure you will do great. I wish I could listen in but I will be working. Look forward to the podcast. :)

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  15. You're 15 minutes of fame.

    Autographs?

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  16. You're going to do great!!! Congratulations!

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  17. You won't freeze up! Cindy only froze after acting like a Jack-ass all week long to her peeps. You've been delightful!

    Have a blast! :)

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  18. Please tell me you have Tourette's. The swearing kind.

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  19. You can also listen live at wgnradio.com Just sayin!

    You'll do great!!!

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  20. That is fabulous! Now I can write this to you-cause you have already done the show...we had an education meeting at our school last week-the entire world was invited-and they handed me a microphone and asked for my thoughts...which were random and scattered and I wound up insulting the majority of the town..it was..sigh...
    Sorry I haven't been here-life has been a little crazy..glad I'm getting my fix in now..:)

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