It's all down to technology, isn't it?
Each week, my home in Austin is linked to the Amazing Radio HQ in Gateshead (Newcastle), England by way of the information superhighway. And as we all know, sometimes that link can turn to shit. That was the case for this show.
A few days prior to air time each week, I email the tracklisting to my producer Rachael so she can begin show prep. But when it came time for the critical hookup - actually broadcasting the show via the net - my internet provider dialed up a golden sombrero. It was just going to be a no-go from my end. Besides being a major bummer, the bands I scheduled for airplay had already been notified, so simply airing a rerun was a total last resort.
Thankfully, and with very little notice, the amazing Dani Charlton picked up the playlist and filled in. From my end, it was kind of cool to hear the playlist I'd put together delivered by a much more attractive individual. Hear what I'm talking about....