Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm going to be on the Radio!

My sister listens to 612 ABC Radio in Brisbane and on Friday mornings they do a weekly segment called 'Beyond Our Backyard'. The segment is basically an interview with an expat in which they are asked about where they now live, what it is like and why they live there.

My sister off-handedly told me one day that she had sent them an email about me and lo and behold a few days later an email arrived for me from the station.

I took a few days to answer the email as I was a bit undecided about doing the interview. I studied Radio Journalism at University and failed the course as I did not have a 'radio voice' so I'm a bit nervous that not only will I securely place both feet in my mouth but that I will sound like fingernails on a blackboard to boot.

In the end I thought I might as well give it a go; surely I can't embarrass myself too much in ten minutes!

I will be prerecording the interview on Thursday 9th July (Guernsey time) and it will be on air on Friday 10th July. It will be on at 10.30am (Brisbane time). I won't be able to listen to it 'live' so they are kindly sending me a CD of the interview.

I just thought I'd let all my Aussie connections know now so they can listen if they would like to.

I hope I don't sound like a dork!


  1. You provide the best for me beyond MY backyard. I hope you can post a link.

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  3. I hope you can post a link!! What did you think to Michela's love of Swiffer dusters?? Venice must not be as interseting as it looks!!! ??? xxx

  4. I shall try to remember to listen to it as I do listen to 612 when I am in Australia. Maybe you can record it and let your readers hear it. Many of 612 programs are on their website so it may just be easy to download. Thank you for visiting my Wynnum Manly blog.