Do You Like Celebrity News?
Well who doesn’t!
I got to learn a whole lot about Tucson Morning Blend host Tina Jennings when we sat down for a quick interview recently.
As you know, I was a radio talk show host for almost a year and a half. I spoke with some BIG names but always over the phone. This time I got to visit with my guest face to face. And, Tina was wonderful!
Difference Between Television & Radio
Here’s the truth . . . by the time I’d done a ton of radio shows, I got the preparation work down. Celebrity news is all around us and it’s not too hard to find out what’s happening. I’d be ready so that I could come rushing in, throw on my headphones, and go. I could show up in my sweats with no makeup and nobody knew!
That’s the real difference when it comes to television – you have to look good! There’s hair and makeup and wardrobe ON TOP of all the other preparation work. These people are amazing at their chosen fields. I’m not sure if the average person who wants to be on television realizes how much work there is behind the scenes!
Plus, with radio there was an engineer that kept everything tight. If I prerecorded the show that same person usually tightened it up and made me sound good (thank you for all the help!). There’s a whole lot more going on with television – multiple camera people, sound folks, lighting, producers, heck there were even interns (oh, I remember those days as an intern with Oregon Public Broadcasting).
How Didn’t I Notice the Television Difference Before You Ask?
Simple – I was always the television guest. I guess, I was the celebrity news. So, although I still had to deal with hair, makeup, wardrobe, I just walked in and someone else took care of making sure the teleprompter was right, the sound was good, etc. I was given my cue, the television host said their intro and I was on. This was different, now I had to pay attention to more than just me! I had to make sure Tina was the celebrity news star (okay, not so difficult obviously because she IS a celebrity news star!), but still, it was on me to make it all work.
My Celebrity News Interview
I think I did okay, but I’ll let you be the judge (try not to tear me apart though – I have a fragile ego). Let me know what you think.
Television – SO Much Fun
It may be inappropriate to write this (as if that has ever stopped me) but I LOVED this experience. I had so much fun! Television is so much fun! Tina Jennings was amazing! She was so fantastic I can’t even put it into words. Thank you to John Glaser, Ken Carr, Tina Jennings and all the crew at Tucson Morning Blend for allowing me this great opportunity. I sincerely hope this won’t be the last you’ll see of me sitting on the “other side” of the set!