It's Sectionals week, and for a local radio station in Indiana, that's a pretty big deal. This time around Munster High student Christina Cortez and I are putting together a little film of what Sectionals week is like in local Indiana radio. Christina says it'll be easier when we go back to edit if I keep a little timeline of my activities. So here goes.
530am - start radio show. Snow.
740am - sing to the camera during a break
810am - get all pissed off about someone putting coffee in the teapot
840am - interview Wes Lukoshus about Hammond Sports Hall of Fame
930am - meet with Purdue Cal people to look at drawings for new studio
6pm - go for dinner with wife at Carraba's
8pm - go for a run in the cold
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530am - start radio show
650am - interview ECCentral coach Abe Brown
715am - take a bunch of calls about Griffith-Hammond reinstated into tournament
730am - interview an agitated Al Hamnik of NWI Times... he doesn't like lack of sportsmanship
8am - interview Dan Repay, Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission
835am - interview Dave Nellans and Joe Simonetto of Town of Munster
910am - interview Larry Regan and Richard Knipp of Teamsters Local 142 in Gary
5pm - arrive at East Chicago Central. Set up radio equipment.
530pm - leave for a wake in Hegewisch. get caught by a train.
6pm - no time to make it to Hegewisch and back. stop by El Taco Real for enchiladas.
615pm - run into a bunch of listeners I never met, including Brody or Brady from Crown Point... who knows EVERYTHING about me and the show. Thanks, Brady, makes it worthwhile.
630pm - ran into a table of Golumbeck, two Taubers and two Kusiaks. I check and make sure Kusiak's not drinking since he's filling in for me on the morning show for Wednesday. He hides his vodka, shows me his iced tea.
7pm - I meet Christina back at EC Central. We've purchased a new D3200 to film Sectionals Week. We both fiddle with the controls until it works.
730pm - Tipoff between Lake Central and Munster. Minnow and I announce a Munster blowout. Harlow's in the studio.
930pm - Drive home. Garage door won't close.
530pm - announce doubleheader from the John A Barato Center in East Chicago, Ind. East Chicago over Morton. Lowell over Highland.
530am - radio show
6pm - announce Griffith over Gary Lighthouse from Hammond Civic Center.
530am - radio show. Alexis comes in at 7am. Not a ton of news out there so we make it up.
9am - breakfast at Round the Clock with Alexis, the 3.99 special. Eggs, potatoes, bacon and hot tea.