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!