So Inspiration FM 92.3’s Debola Adebanjo featured my bloop story in her debut #RadioDiaries and while she wishes her assumptions of what happened that night in the studio were true, I was just blabbing to myself o, thinking I was talking to anyone!!!
Enjoy the read…
Broadcaster – Tony Onwuchekwa
Radio/Code Name – Tony Doe.
Tony shares with us a bloop he had on-air not too long ago during his time working daily on radio. (Yeah, he is his own boss now, providing all your radio/audio needs as a bad ass Consultant). Back to the Story.
Tony knew it was important to use headphones in the studio to be well aware of the quality of output to the airwaves and other audio needs in the studio, but he knew how much after one major bloop ➖➖➖➖ ” There are those who swear by the headphones or head cans in the studio and those that do not. I am one of the former and since that rainy night in 2008 – I have sworn by them or the earpiece attached to my phone which acts as a default radio monitoring device. Why? You see, I was having fun on the graveyard shift that night, and thought I had the most awesome 2 minute conversation with the listener without the head can on – only to discover a phone call from the boss later, that there had been dead air. An almost unforgiveable faux pas if the cause isn’t technical! “. ➖➖➖➖➖** Pause!, in Simpler English ** Tony picked a call from a listener, was talking to the girl(can bet my money it was a girl), but no one else heard the conversation probably because a button was off, and the raunchy late night conversation ended up circling in the studio, like a trapped ghost, but he didn’t know ’cause his headphones was not on his head. (OK, That should do) ** Ohh but I am right ** ➖➖➖➖ ” What had happened was that I had pushed up the wrong fader (deck A) while the mic fader was still down.
Lots of coffee and push-ups ensured that never happened again. ” ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖🚫
Hahaha. 🎧 🎧 🎧
Follow Tony on Twitter – @tonydoevo you’d find out more about him, especially if you are looking to get into radio.
He is a radio talent coach in Production and Presentation and a genius, trust me. – ‘Debola