Friday, April 4, 2014

My Daughter The Disc Jockey

Does anyone even use that term anymore? Disc Jockey? Or DJ? I doubt it. Maybe radio personality?

Anyhow...

For this semester, my daughter is taking the ‘Radio and Broadcast Journalism Focus Program’ in another school. This program hosts an FM radio station that is located inside the school, and is run by high school students. She is learning how to run an actual radio station, and how to be an on-air host, producer, editor, reporter, news reader and interviewer.

Isn’t this just the most exciting course?

Yesterday evening we went to parent-teacher night at my daughter’s school, and got to see her in action in ‘the studio’ as she broadcasted live in the city. She managed to stay cool as her mother snapped photo after photo and grinned from ear to ear. Can you say proud mama?

My 16-year-old broadcasting live in downtown Kingston. *squeal*

After that, we met with her teacher and he raved about her. Told us she has leadership qualities, and that her quiet and calm strength are going to take her far in life. That she is fantastic with her peers. Well respected. Hard working. Focused. An exceptional student. And on and on. I think I floated out of his office when our meeting was over. I’m just so proud of her.

*sigh*

Well, let’s end the week with something fun. My husband and I laugh like little kids when we think of radio broadcasting because it always brings to mind WKRP, a comedy television series that ran in the late 70s and early 80s. Do any of you remember it? GAWD...was it ever funny. Here’s a clip to tickle your funny bone.



Have a wonderful weekend!

47 comments:

  1. WOW Your Daughter, the Star, she has all the qualities, she takes after her mom, the incredible introverted photographer and boy do I remember that show in fact in 17 days I will be 55....I remember it all and congrats to your daughter, it's hard work, but you're naturally talented, it comes through like gold, as she does, obviously takes after her mom except for the introverted part lol I'm so thrilled for you Martha xx big hugs to you and the new star!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. She's a great kid, and I'm very proud of her. I also like that she tries things. It's good at that age to get involved in different areas to see where you fit best. She's not really an extrovert or an introvert; although she is slightly more introverted. She's more of an ambivert; the best of both worlds!

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  2. She looks every inch the hip DJ! And I loved WKRP too.

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    1. I still enjoy WKRP. The turkey/thanksgiving episode is still my favourite. A classic. Just do darn hilarious.

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  3. ohhhh Martha ... so glad we're FB pals and I saw this .. how proud indeed you are ... such a special special little girl! I know you're floating ... I loved that WKRP show ... I'll listen to it later !

    Congratulations ... beautiful and talented ... and smart! wow ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, Carolyn! Yes, I'm most definitely floating. She's an incredible young girl, and I'm so proud of her. I'm so pleased that my girls are growing up to be strong young women!

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  4. WKRP in Cincinnati - one of my mom's favorite shows of all-time.

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  5. Oh how thrilling for your daughter and for YOU Martha - congratulations!
    ( WKRP - that little radio station where Loni Anderson got her start lol )
    XOXO

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    1. That show is still funny so many years later. It's the type of comedy that just doesn't get old.

      Thank you about my daughter!

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  6. Radio broadcast is harder than it looks. My son was a broadcaster for a while and he gave me a mic and something to read. It is a real talent which I don't have, oh, oh. The WKRP clip is a riot. Thanks.

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    1. Most definitely! My daughter has described some of the things they need to do, and it is not easy at all. I'm not sure I could ever do that. Not where my talents lie either!

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  7. Your daughter showed grace under pressure ~ what can be worse than a photo-snapping Mom while you're broadcasting live as a 16 yo? LOL! The giant lizard clip was hysterical! You convinced me ~ I want to come back as a Mama Bear! I read about your Jean-Talon train station with great interest. It's wonderful seeing historic buildings finding new life and preservation. Our Union Station has gone through a number of transformations and is now being turned into a high end hotel with many shops including a new Tattered Cover (a favorite, successful, in depended bookstore). All the pops of color in your photo dump underscore your longing for colorful spring. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. She's great under pressure. It will serve her very well in life. Hahaha...yes, what could be worse than a photo-snapping mom!

      I love when they renovate those old train stations. Many of those buildings are quite interesting.

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  8. Don’t you hate that when teacher kept going on and on about how great your kid is? Being introvert, it’s really hard to interrupt them! Hahaha You must be so proud :)

    We watched re-run of WKRP… now I have to go, there is a lizard coming up.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hahaha...did the lizard show up? I hope not!

      This is the one time that I don't mind being the introvert that can't get a word in....haha... Yes, I am very proud of her, and thrilled that she goes out and tries things. She's a gutsy girl!

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  9. Just gotta make you feel good to have teachers rave on about your kid!!! Loved WKRP. Congrats to your daughter.

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    1. Thank you! It makes you feel great to hear good things about your kid.

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  10. Proud mama, congrats to your talented and beautiful daughter.
    Smiles

    Loved WKRP

    Have a wonderful weekend, Martha

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    1. Yes, I'm most definitely a proud mama. I'm so glad she's doing so well. It's all for her future success.

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  11. I can really sense and feel your pride, Martha. Must be a wonderful feeling to see and hear this about your daughter. Good job Mama!
    WKRP....one of my faves too.
    Here's to a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Jim. She's a great kid, and I'm proud of her and her achievements.

      WKRP was a great show. I still find it very funny so many years later!

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  12. Congratulations all the way around. Yes, it would make everybody feel good.

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  13. that must be pretty cool for her. I'm sure she's already way better than the DJs on my local stations. Especially the guy at night, can't believe that's his job.

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    1. She's having a great time with that course. I'm glad she signed up for it, and so is she!

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  14. How fantastic! She does look great behind the mike :) and it must be wonderful to hear her teacher rave about her! .... loved the monster lizard - lol

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    1. It's always nice to hear good things about your kids from the teacher. It's also wonderful to see her enjoying school so much.

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  15. Congrats! She sounds like a wonderful girl/young woman! You deserve to be proud!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  16. You deserve to be proud Martha! I loved WKRP. Wish it was still on!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy!

      WKRP was such a great show. Many of us would still watch it today!

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  17. I'm jealous. I wish we had classes like that in school.

    Happy weekend, Theresa.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I know, right? My husband and I were thinking the same thing when we were there. We didn't have courses like that when I was in high school!

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  18. How cool for her!
    Yes...we were WKRP fans....very funny show!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  19. Perfect joke, so appropriate for us this winter!

    I can hear something between the lines, Martha! It sounds like LOVE !!

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  20. We still say DJ here in our neck of the woods. Congrats to your daughter for doing so well and yes, we love WKRP. Such a funny funny show. Even today, we still laugh at it.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. Thanks! It's wonderful that she likes to try new things. It's a great way for her to find out what she enjoys, and where she'd like to head in her future.

      WKRP is one of those comedies that is simply a classic!

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    2. Remember the Thanksgiving turkeys? Oh my gosh, too much.

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    3. And I like that they didn't make Jennifer the typical blond air head, either. Really good characters, all of them.

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    4. The Thanksgiving episode was my absolute favourite! My husband and I watched it recently on DVD and we roared with laughter. You just can't help but love that particular episode. Simply hilarious. And yes, Jennifer was a sharp lady, and I like that!

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  21. That's great about your daughter! I started my journalism career in radio - back when WKRP was how radio stations really were! Do you remember CKGM in Mtl? Well, that was the station. Now I feel really really old.

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    1. Of course I remember CKGM! I used to listen to it all the time. That is so cool that you were there!

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