I used to be exterior of the WOKQ studio in single-degree digits. No coat. Ringing the bell over and over. Ready…ready for somebody…ready for anybody simply to reply the rattling door.
Let me backtrack as a result of this story goes to be LEGEN… watch for it… DARY.
The day was Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
6:30 AM – Whereas having my morning espresso and beginning my every day emails, I did one thing out of the strange. I went on Certainly and seemed for a brand new job. Why? Undecided. I used to be snug in my outdated job. I did not adore it, per se, but it surely was paying my payments and I had some nice advantages.
7:30 AM – I discovered the job positing “Digital & Radio Content material Chief/ Radio Host – WOKQ.” I virtually gagged. THE WOKQ wanted a brand new radio host?! THE WOKQ my dad compelled me to hearken to after I was 10 years outdated, in his truck, despite the fact that I hated nation on the time? I needed to apply.
8:30 – 11:30 AM – Utility time. I fastened up my resume. I wrote a canopy letter. I hooked up social media hyperlinks, skilled movies I’ve finished, and all of my (restricted) media expertise. I used to be about to submit when I discovered a portion of the job utility that I had by no means heard of earlier than: a video introduction or myself telling a narrative. It was time for me to decelerate and do that proper.
11:30 AM – I FaceTimed my brother to speak out my plan of assault. I began telling him my inventive video concepts, distinctive edit expertise to indicate, and so forth. I used to be nervous. I wanted to maneuver fast however I wished to have a video that represented my skills. Midway by means of my anxious cry for assist, Nick stated, “Logan, cease pondering an excessive amount of. Begin the digicam and begin speaking. They are going to love you.”
12:00 PM – Digicam began. Phrase vomit and a few gibberish on take one. Time for take two.
12:01 PM – Digicam began *blacked out* not too certain what I stated.
12:15 PM – I made a decision after submitting my utility, it might behoove me to introduce myself to somebody on the studio. I had no actual plan. I simply utilized. It didn’t matter. I wished to shake somebody’s hand and make the type of impression I knew I used to be able to. I fully forgot we had been in the midst of a pandemic the place A LOT of firms switched to distant work.
12:30 PM – I used to be rapidly reminded of “make money working from home” when nobody was on the WOKQ studio. I used to be so enthusiastic about this chance that I raced out of the home with out a coat. In January. In New Hampshire. I rang the entrance doorbell on the WOKQ studio in Dover. Based mostly on the shortage of automobiles (zero) I used to be not too assured. I rang the bell out entrance for about 5 minutes. After the 5, I wanted to return into my automobile to heat up.
12:40 PM – I drove out again and located two or three automobiles. I rang the again bell there for one more 5 minutes. Nothing.
Keep in mind after I stated that I used to be ready exterior? Ready…ready for somebody…ready for anybody simply to reply the rattling door.
12:45 PM – I headed again out entrance for another shot. I rang that bell just a few extra instances and out of the darkness that was the studio appeared an angel about to open the door I had been ready at, shivering, for the previous quarter-hour.
The primary dialog went one thing like this:
Kira: Hello? Can I make it easier to? Who’re you right here to see?
Logan: Yeah, I am unsure. I simply utilized for the open morning radio place. Figured I might come down and shake somebody’s hand…
Kira: Oh, what station?
Logan: 97.5 WOKQ.
Kira: That is my station. You utilized to be my co-host…
The remaining is historical past. We hit it off, deliberate to take over the world, and now we will likely be spreading positivity and laughter into your earholes weekdays 5:30-10 a.m.
I took an opportunity, adopted my coronary heart and jumped at a chance, and the result’s now Kira and Logan within the Morning.
I am unable to wait so that you can be a part of us.