Arts reporter – Not as easy as you think!
When it came time to pursue my post-secondary studies, I hesitated between music and radio & television arts. I finally ended up choosing music, but sometimes I wish I could have done both. I would have loved to be the host of a radio show or an arts reporter. Well, this morning my dream came true. I took part in ICI Radio-Canada’s season opening morning show Y’a pas deux matins pareils. I did a column on how to avoid TIFF. What a great experience! You can hear it on their website by clicking on the following link and scrolling to the 6 h 45 mark: ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/Ya_pas_deux_matins_pareils/2014-2015/index.asp
As a publicist, I’ve had a lot of experience with the media, but I am usually behind the scenes. As an artist and musician however, I have done several interviews over the years. But, this time it was very interesting to have to prepare a column rather than give an interview. A tiny three minutes took nearly 3 hours of research and preparation! It’s not as easy as it looks! I read my text out loud dozens of times to make sure I would sound natural on air. The host, Yves-Gerard Méhou-loko, was wonderful. He totally got into the subject matter, which created a very friendly atmosphere and allowed me to relax and have fun. I did not have time to be nervous!
A big thank you to Marjorie Roulman Carl Bouchard, Serge Olivier, Manon Côté, Vincent Chenier and of course Yves-Gerard Méhou-loko. Next time Marjorie is away, give me a call, I’ll be there with bells on, but perhaps not at 6:40 AM!
OK, I’m going back to bed now. I have no idea how those morning radio people do it!