So… This is a tough week. I’m not going to pretend that it isn’t.
We’re in the last week of presenting the Afternoon Drive show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Mark Pilgrim and I have been doing the Final Countdown since we found out we were no longer going to be presenting the show. We started the countdown on 27 shows and it’s surreal that it’s gone by so quickly. We’re on 4 now.
If you’re scratching your head going: “Huh?” and don’t know what I’m talking about… READ HERE
It hasn’t really sunk in, to be honest. I suppose it’s because for 7 years of my life I have been coming into the studio every Monday – Friday afternoon from 3pm for the 4-7pm show and that hasn’t really changed, even on receiving the news. It’s all I’ve known. I’ve grown up at 94.7 where I started at 21 years old, joined the Drive show at 22 years old and now I’m 29.
It has been absolutely phenomenal. I have loved every single minute of it and I still get those butterflies every time I switch the microphone on at the beginning of the show.
I don’t know how I’m going to get through Friday’s show without crying. I’m a professional, but I also have emotions and this has been my “baby” for so long, you know?
I am excited for new opportunities to grow, expand and learn even further. It certainly is true that when one door closes, another opens.
So many people have been asking me these questions:
What is happening?
Where am I going?
What will I be doing?
Will I be leaving radio all together?
I can’t answer all your questions (well, I can…but I’m not going to just yet…) but I can tell you:
There is no ways I am leaving an industry I am so passionate about. I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface yet with what I am capable of and what I can do. So no, I will not be leaving radio and everything that comes with it, like MCing and recording voice overs that I adore so much.
What is happening? At this stage, I have been asked to stay on at 94.7 Highveld Stereo as a freelance presenter… but like I said: I have taken this opportunity to expand and grow and so I am spreading my wings too… Where? I can’t tell you just yet. But I will. Soon.
Paperwork and legal stuff has to happen first.
The emails, facebook messages, tweets and phone calls have been humbling, overwhelming and I feel very blessed. Thank you for the support!
Here’s to the last 4 shows of the Baldy and Bailz Afternoon Drive Show. Thank you for listening.