Instead of spending Saturday doing the usual household chores today I escaped and went with fellow Fermanagh Authors’ Association members Vicky Herbert, Sean McElgunn and Julie Franco to Cavan Town for the afternoon. We were invited to
Northern Sound Radio’s studio to record some of our stories for a radio programme their DJ Karina Charles is preparing.
I’ve never been in a radio studio before so I as curious to see how the recording process works. I found it much less nerve wracking than reading to a live audience – I knew I could re-read as often as I liked until I got it right! I chose my short story, Going Home, which was printed in Ireland’s Own magazine a couple weeks ago for the programme – I’m certainly getting good mileage from it!
We had a great afternoon at the studio. And we didn’t do too bad for our first time – we even finished early. The recording process was
relaxed and fun and we had loads of time to sit and chat while waiting for our turns to record. It certainly beat housework!
Although it was my 3rd time on radio it was my 1st time reading my work. DJ Karina was very good which kept the nerves away and enabled me to read at ease. Thank you Karina I had a great afternoon.