Hi folks, Geoff here. I've been sick for a few days now with a cold that's been going around... I don't feel particularly bad but I have lost my voice almost completely. Being a radio guy and not having a voice is pretty lame, it's difficult to make ads and host shows when your voice is a mix of Super Dave Osborne, Tom Waits and a kitten.
This and a few recent conversations with listeners got me thinking...
Why don't I talk less and let the community talk more?
So here's the idea; If you have a non-commercial message you would like to share, a love note, an opinion, a poem, rant, or song request. If you need to apologize for something or send out a birthday wish or want to share your favourite recipe or a gardening tip. Maybe you want to congratulate a local sports team or newlywed couple, complain about a new stop sign or tell the world about your charity bake sale here's what you do.
-Record your message using your laptop, cell phone, mp3 player or other device and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Local Voices" as the subject.
-MP3 format is best but almost anything will work.
-Keep your message clean and don't name names if your message has negative things to say about others.
-Try to keep it short and don't be a racist, homophobe or other sort of insensitive prick and we'll get it on the air.
-We won't identify the author of the message but it will be played as is, in your voice so you will not be completely anonymous, you can of course identify yourself if you want.
-We reserve the right to decide which messages are broadcast
I'm still working on the details regarding when these messages will run, I guess we'll make that call based on how many we get.
I can't wait to hear from you and share more Local Voices with the Long Beach Radio audience.
Thanks for listening to Long Beach Radio. -Geoff
Thanks for visiting Long Beach Radio. Clicking on the orange bits above will give you more information about the station. Scroll down for weather forecasts and other useful stuff. The Blog below is intended as a compliment to our regular programming. Some of the items posted there may have been because they weren't appropriate for broadcast. (Web) Surfer discretion is advised. Thanks for listening, Geoff -Background photo courtesy Kirk Unger