Last week, I went out on a whim and auditioned for a local country radio show’s open casting call. I sent in a less than 1000 word essay and a 60 second sound clip saying why I should be Austin’s next cohost on KVET. To my surprise, two days later my sound clip actually made it to their website. A night after this, and to my absolute shock and excitement, I was stalking a friend via facebook to see that her mom had said this:
“Is Christina trying to get a job as the new morning DJ on KVET? I just heard her audition tape & she was pretty good!…..They played it on air this a.m. and the dj’s seemed to really like her”
You should’ve seen me. I was jumping around all over the place with excitement and my husband joined in on the fun too. Now, I don’t really expect to get the job. I made a quick audio bit on my phone and typed something up in a total of probably about thirty minutes. It was one of those things that I would have been mad at myself if I didn’t at least try, but there are others who put a lot more time and effort into it than I did. On top of that, there are some professional dj auditions that totally blew my humble one out of the water. Still, this is awesome to me for three reasons:
1. I grew up listening to KVET. My parents played this channel in their cars since I was a wee one. It’s surreal to me that my audition was played on a channel that I’ve been listening to since birth. Even more surreal that the dj’s really seemed to like me. Eek!
2. I feel a little famous. Just a little. Like… — < That much.
3. It’s always nice to be reminded of what an awesome support system I have. After posting my audition link on facebook, I’ve received an enormous amount of good feedback, sweet comments and playful teasing. I think some are even more excited about it than I am. The boys on my podcast even posted it to their facebook,telling everyone to vote for me. Aw. I just feel loved.
Ps: If y’all would like to, you can vote/listen to me here:Kvet Open Casting Call. I’m number twenty-two,and as usual sound like a really happy and dorky preteen.