As I listen to Delilah each night on WIKY, I've begun to look at relationships as a spectator sport. With social media ever present, it's easier than ever -- and more fascinating than ever -- to see how people react to the calls and letters she receives.
This week, WIKY started our latest contest where we've converted your radio into an ATM, spitting out C-notes to loyal listeners and maybe even a hundred grand!
It got me to thinking about the age-old question: if you had any wish - what would it be? It's tricky because you have to get it exactly right or no telling what might happen. And wishing for more wishes is never allowed, ask any genie.
During the Radiothon for Riley Hospital in August, I learned about Clare Scheller. Clare graduated from Mater Dei in May and in August was diagnosed with leukemia. She started chemo, but then had a very serious bout of septic shock and ended up losing her leg from the knee down.
She was in pretty bad shape during our Radiothon and I just found her story very compelling and it has affected me to this day. I follow her updates on Caring Bridge, which is the website for people facing cancer or other serious illnesses.
So I come to the studio at 3pm ready for another great show, and here's what happens:
1) Our music computer is run with a touch screen, which has worked just fine ALL DARN DAY until I begin and it just shuts down.
2) We get a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Warrick County and I've got to get hold of Chad Sewich at 14 for an update. He's not answering..
3) It's time to do the ATM game!!!!!!!
The amazing story of the Chilean miners being brought to the surface one at a time from the mine they've been trapped in for 69 days has us riveted.
But it's also one of those stories that features a word that we've all pronounced one way and then suddenly are required to pronounce differently. In the miners' story, the country is Chile - forever pronounced "chilly" by the rest of us - but newscasters call it "chee-lay."
Last night as Jeff and I were riveted to the TV watching the first of the Chilean miners being rescued, I realized something. I realized how rare it is to watch "good" news on television. It's not just rare, it's darn near impossible.
I can't help but swell with pride as one by one, the miners trapped for two months are lifted out of the shaft in Chile. How many times have mine accidents ended in tragedy? Most people in this area have a relative, friend, schoolmate or neighbor personally tied to the coal industry. It's a blessing to have good news to contemplate.
So what would you like to see on the new WIKY web page? We're working on contests, more content and reasons to come back every day... but we want all your suggestions. Send them to email@example.com.
I think that the DVR has completely changed the way we watch television. I know it has in my house.
For instance, only a select few shows are what we call "DVR-Worthy." It's funny how my hubby Jeff and I each have our favorites....while I love me some "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries," Jeff's gotta watch his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "BBQ Pitmasters!"
I went to my sister's wedding this weekend. I had a really good time, but there is a rumor that a video of me dancing the Macarena is now somewhere on You Tube. Great!