February 6, 2011 in Housekeeping
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February 3, 2011 in Housekeeping
Good afternoon all. Firstly, I’ll be posting the answers to yesterday’s questions later on today. But first I’m going to fill you in on how my day has been.
This morning started off with a disappointment as I received an email which told me that the article in the Irish Independent had been put back until “early next week”. Sad, true, but what can one do? When I hear any more about it I’ll let you know.
Not being a big fan of driving in the early morning, I had travelled up to Dublin last night and stayed with my friends Bob, Keith and Maurice, who very kindly gave me a bed and a parking space. Thanks lads. I had been asked to present myself at the RTÉ Radio Centre at 10am, with my appearance on-air scheduled for 10.15.
I was quite surprised to find that, after kicking up my heels in a waiting room, I was basically brought straight into the studio when the call came. I had presumed I’d meet the team beforehand, perhaps during the 10am news. I was introduced to Ryan Tubridy during an ad break, so obviously our preliminaries were quite rushed. I wonder if all radio presenters have Tubridy’s ability to engage in banter while keeping an eye on a clock counting down? I hadn’t even noticed he was doing it until, just at the end of a sentence (in our private chat), he pushed up a fader and, almost in the same cadence, announced “And we’re back …” into the microphone!