I am not what you would call a “cool customer” all the time. The anticipation of a moment can trigger anxiety for me quite easily, usually bring on a feeling of immense dread. As I woke up around 9 am on the Friday September 14th and began getting ready for my first day at SiriusXM Radio I waited for the usual wave of trepidation. I kept expecting it to hit me. I braced for it while I was eating breakfast or sitting watching Sportscenter waiting for the acceptable predetermined time I had set out for myself to walk to the metro station. I made it onto the metro before it finally hit me, but it wasn’t the normal sense of, “What if I just turned around and went back to bed?” I was filled with a more anxious excitement. I could hardly wait to get into the building and get going. I wasn’t even phased when my ID card wouldn’t let me swipe to the second floor (where I needed to be) didn’t blink when I first walked into the NASCAR studio. The first day wasn’t a blur or anything cliché like that, it was informative, calming, and honestly fun. I cut highlights from a Danica Patrick press conference, screened phone calls (maybe a bit overly enthusiastically at first but whatever), and just observed the inner workings of how a real radio show operates. I have two weeks of work under my belt now and I already feel a bit more seasoned, I know I am far from knowing all the procedures of the business but I know I will be taught that over the remaining thirteen weeks. Still though every Friday, Sunday, and Monday morning when I wake up for work I am filled with that same anxious excitement and that’s a feeling I could get used too.
Riding Shotgun With NASCAR Radio Intern Austin
October 2nd, 2012 No Comments