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On Sun, 03 Aug 1997 19:54:18 -0700 "Dan C." <email@example.com> writes:
>> > > What could be so earth-shatteringly important that the
>consultant or PD would feel the need to hotline the jock in the middle
I had my station manager and chief announcer (he wasn't really a PD) ring
in the middle of my show, and it was usually for the most trivial things.
These guys were
watching me pretty closely!
>> And the usually have it set on 'speed-dial' on their telephones!
>> And with the advent of cell-phones...it's even worse!
Aaaack! I'm so glad I'm not subjected to that since I'm out of "the biz"
>However, there were several times at night when I tried to call in
>with a story, only to encounter a constant busy signal because the damn
>board op was calling his/her boyfrend/girlfriend....and at night they
>not answer the business line.
Our station policy was simple: if the business line rang, answer it.
No questions asked.
>The solution was simple....get rid of the board op in favour of
>someone who would pay attention to business and not their hormones...and
>install a new phone system where calls are automatically switched to an
>line, with specific instructions on how to put a local bulletin on the
Sounds simple to me, but how many stations actually put this into
practice? The boyfriend/girlfriend
stuff had to wait for my off-hours. I didn't have much time for a social
life because I was juggling
full time studies along with my air shift...talk about needing major
>WTSN / WBYY
Great to meet you, Dan...and all you New Englanders!
Hollie, New Orleans, LA (who has friends up in NE)