I’ve spent over 20 years of my life talking a into microphone, editing audio, and creating audio production!
I really can’t believe it’s been that long. Here’s how long it’s been:
When I first started in radio, we played records. So, when I DJ’d, I had to cue up the songs, and sometimes place a quarter on the player needle so the album wouldn’t skip!
Then albums made way for carts (like 8-track tapes with just one song on it). I also became a master at cutting and splicing reel in the on-air studio, and in the production room. Mark where you wanted the edit to start and stop, cut and tape. I really did carry a razor blade, and wax pencil in my purse!
Then carts and reel to reel were left behind for computers and digital editors. Songs in the on-air booth were loaded up automatically. I never had to run to the bathroom watching my second hand with discipline ever again! Heck, I could be gone for 10 minutes at a time now! In the production room, this new technology made producing a breeze! Same principle’s…mark where you want the edit to start, mark where you want it to end, highlight and DELETE! I really don’t miss the razor blade and wax pencil!
I love broadcasting, creating, producing, editing, talking…so all of this explains a lot.
I’d have to say the best part about being a producer, is that I get to take an idea and bring it to life! And after all of the work and tinkering, I get to sit back and listen to the finished product.
Here’s a production that I’m really proud of. My husband (and co-host) George and I created this podcast for The Kentucky Derby. A special thanks to one of my radio mentors, Jerome Ritchey for making an audio appearance in the production!
I look forward to putting my love of production to work for you!
Thanks so much for stopping by.