Morning Radio, Beats Working for a Living
I've been doing this morning radio thing for over 25 years now. When I was first offered a morning time slot, being a night person, I fought it hard. The thought of getting up before 4 o'clock in the morning seemed insane. That's what time I usually got home then.
But, they told me,"That's where the money is". True, mornings did pay more than other day parts but I still fought it. It was not just getting up early that would be tough for me, it was going to bed early that would also be a major challenge.
"You get used to it" they said. Well, its been over 25 years now and guess what? Still not used to it.
The good part is I get to have some fun in the morning and for the most part I'm left alone by management (knock on wood). I think one of the best things about this job is talking to a listener and they tell you how funny they thought something you did or said was. Or, that they laughed all the way to work. Stuff like that makes it all worth it.
So, unless I win the lottery, I'll most likely be doing this til I drop dead behind the mic. But, like I like to say, it beats working.