As the title suggests, this post has no particular subject matter nor style (debatable =P )! However, since me and Pete have had access to this blog for a few months now, I thought it appropriate that we blog a little before the end of the academic year!
Firstly, for those who have been listening to Off the Cuff this year, a big ‘thank you’! Considering the general quality and demeanor of our show, we had never anticipated to gain such a large following! It really does make getting out of bed on Sunday morning worth it ;) So again, thank you! I feel I should briefly mention our ominous third presenter Chris (Celebrity Ginger). For those of you who have listened from the beginning, you’ll know Chris was not a founding member of the show. However, he deserves as much applause as me and Pete! The occasions on which he has co-presented have materialised as arguably our best shows. We hope to see more of him on the show in the future :D (if he pays his fiver membership fee!).
I’d like to think that as aspiring radio presenters, me and Pete have developed a lot over our time on air. Listening back [to previous shows] it’s plain to see our mistakes and shortcomings yet at the same time provide a basis for reflection on how we can improve in the future. Saying that, it’s not been all bad. In fact as I type to you now, I’m sifting through segments of past show recordings to merge into a ‘best of’ compilation. Me and Pete have been considering nominating ourselves for the Storm Awards 2011 (modest much?). We’re not expecting recognition, we never really have – the show has always been about providing for our listeners – but on a scale of Fail/Success, I’d say we’ve somewhat achieved the latter.
It is safe to say that ‘Off the Cuff’ will return next year. So that’s good news. Me and Pete have also, quite apprehensively, decided to stand for Executive positions on the station committee for the next academic year (2011/12). I say ‘apprehensively’ with good reason. After getting to know a few Exec members over the past year, I know we’re in for a roller-coaster ride if we’re successful in our standing. Our third year of study won’t make it any easier. Nevertheless, we are both more than prepared to accept the challenge and I think that more than displays our passion to become further involved with Storm! I won’t say which positions, as I wouldn’t like to jinx either of our chances for success! =P
We only have a few more shows left in the year, depending on how long we both stay for after the summer vacation commences. In my case, I may be hanging around for considerably longer than Pete, so perhaps we’re in for some Eddy-exclusive shows! Good thing? Probably not!
Anyway, I must get back to whatever I’m supposed to be doing (listening to ThunderStorm)… Expect to hear from either one of us again soon!
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