Monday, October 22, 2007

my radio debut

I was on a national radio program tonight! OK, that sounds more impressive than it probably is, but hey, my cheerleading squad (Steve) thinks it's cool. I wrote an article recently for National Catholic Reporter on small Christian communities. It was one of the stories I was hurrying to finish before I had my surgery, actually, but despite the rush on my end, it ended up being the cover story for the week they ran it. A few weeks after that, someone from Sirius Satellite Radio's The Catholic Channel ("your exclusive satellite radio home for Notre Dame football"!) contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to be interviewed about the story for one of their shows, called Busted Halo. With encouragement from my cheerleader, I said OK, and tonight I had my 15 minutes of air time. I was kind of nervous, but (much like lectoring) once it got started, it went fine — which means I didn't say "um" too much or choke up! It was a pretty light, upbeat show, and the guy who interviewed me didn't ask anything too tough. Phew!


Kerry said...

Me feel so stupid next to you now.

I think that is really impressive and you should feel proud. Very cool!

Elizabeth in Mississippi said...

It really is cool to be in a different type of media than you are used to.

I guess that is why Oprah & Martha Stewart keep coming up with new outlets... both just want to be as cool as you!

By the way, I second Kerry's thought... this gurl ain't got no good talkin or ritin nex to u.

Mississippi (least I cin spel me steat) is rainy, Mississippi is boring, Mississippi misses you!

Jamie said...

Wow, that's wonderful!

Vicki (aka Kodi's mommy) said...

Emilie, you are amazing. You really do amaze me with all that you do.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Em! It sounds like an interesting topic - Small Christian communities. And you didn't choke up, even after shedding a tear over "The Office"! That's great!

(Sorry...I hope I didn't embarrass you by revealing your tear over The Office.)

- Susanne

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Emilie! You're awesome!
-Andrea, ECFE

Ellen said...

Go Em! Any way we can listen to it?

Missy said...

That's very cool, Em. You are definitely famous now! :)

Barbara said...

yah, me feel dum two.

But I am so excited for you! Your freelance career has really taken off--despite the other challenges (to put it mildly) you've faced this year. You are one amazing lady, Emilie.