I am back on the airwaves of radio and I couldn’t be happier. It has been a crazy few weeks, I have to share what has transpired. I received a phone call a few weeks ago from a friend of mine who has a radio show that I happened to be a guest on and talked about my hearing loss. She asked what I was doing for a job and then let me know that there was an opening at our local radio station. Now I have done radio before at a top 40 station. I really enjoyed the vibe a radio station has. People are real I have noticed. I enjoyed radio but at that time it wasn’t a good fit. I drove 40 minutes one way to work overnights Friday-Sunday. It just wasn’t good for a family and I couldn’t physically do it anymore. This phone call I received really threw me for a loop. I wasn’t looking and I was asked. I decided this was a sign and I needed to follow through. After a couple interviews, going on air and a few emails, I was offered the job of morning show host and program director at the station.
I was in shock and frankly I felt like I was floating on a cloud. So much to learn and give notices. I cried the morning I gave my notice with the family I PCA with. I love their family and I didn’t want to put them in a bind but I really knew I needed to do this. I needed a career. As I trained the past couple weeks I realized how happy I am. I don’t remember being this happy and completely elated thinking of work and my work life. I absolutely know I made the right choice.
Today was my first day doing MY show. I named it Sunrise with Sara. I think it went pretty well. I had a couple times the flow wasn’t how I would like it but that will come. Again I just can’t explain how happy I am.
Friday my hearing loss came up in the office. It is something I will talk about but hard to bring up. We had a great talk about my loss and hearing loss in general. It was like that big elephant has been addressed and I can go on just fine now. I have learned that radio is very visual and I depend a lot more on my eyes than my ears. Levels and what is being broadcast is all visual. It is just a very good fit for me.
I am trying to take this career change as a total change. I want a change in job, body and mind. This week is my new show and I take the bull by the horns. Changes are coming for this girl.
Please feel free to tune in to the radio station anywhere in the world. Listen live on-line. We have a diverse mix of music which I love. We might have some Garth Brooks which goes into Indigo Girls which goes to Bruce Springsteen maybe some Ozzy Osbourne and round it out with the Beetles. Where else can you get that kind of mix. www.935kscr.com