This morning I went to the studios of WILK radio, and was interviewed by Webster and Nancy, hosts of the morning show, as well as Joe Thomas, aka Surf Reporter Joe T.
It went reasonably well, I think. I was pretty nervous, but didn’t start twitching and sweating like that time on Drake & Josh, when Josh got to be a TV weatherman for a day. It wasn’t that bad; I didn’t have armpit stains down to my belt, or anything.
Anyway, I’ve got the interview in two parts. I’m not going to listen, because I’m a neurotic, but you guys are welcome to ’em… And before you start mocking me, I hope you remember that I’ve never done anything like this before, and I’m not exactly an extrovert by nature. But I’m ready to do it again!
Here ya go:
I want to thank everyone at WILK for the hospitality. Everybody was exceedingly friendly, and I hope their ratings didn’t plunge the moment I started talking. And I hope nobody crashed through a guard rail, frantically trying to turn the dial to a Pink Floyd/Bob Seger station.
Also, please remember that the paperback version of Crossroads Road is now available for purchase at Amazon. Here are the places the book can be found, with more coming soon (I hope):
Kindle store (ebook)
Thanks, everyone. I’ll be back on Sunday or Monday.
See ya then!
You don’t sound as much like a small angry lesbian as I imagined.
Yeah, I thought that too.
I’m thinking similarly. The voice on the radio didn’t match the one in my head. I little more Atlanta / Southern Cal surfer-dude accent than I expected.
I guess with the PA address, I was expecting full-on Amish.
Say now, throw the cow over the fence some hay, yayh.
Chuck in Belpre says
I knew a guy from Dunbar who had your typical WV accent. But when he did his radio show he had that FM jock voice. It was funny and amazing at the same time.
The Qweezy Mark says
You sounded completely confident and in charge. No sign of neuroses whatsoever. Then again, I can’t see you on the radio. Anyway, great job!
How did you enjoy the Friday Beer Buzz?
(That Joe T. He’s a nice boy.)
I’ll put it on my iPod for use during a flight this weekend. Hopefully I won’t end up praying for a mid-air collision.
Jeff, I enjoyed listening to you for a bit, but had to bail. “Webster and Nancy” are just like all the other douchee’ morning show hosts that laugh at everything. Gag.
That bitch is grating, no doubt, but Webster is legit. He’s definitely a good dude. Came up with some classic bits on 107.
Jeff is the best! We know this, but now it’s confirmed.
Although she does look like Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction….
Bouncing up and down….can’t wait for my copy!!!
Well done. I thought it sounded great. I liked the Hawking line. Keep it up.
OMG she called the WVSR a BLOG! Clearly she knows what she did, and has NOT idea she was in the presence of greatness.
I’m sure you did great Jeff, but after that gaffe and the cackling and the interrupting, I couldn’t listen for more than about 30 seconds. Hooray to Joe T for getting Jeff some exposure!
Good inter-few. You sounded 3 miles up that road, or maybe it wasn’t a comfortable chair so you were distracted. Anyways, the book is great! I can’t wait for you to sign the copy on my Kindle.
Jeff, you sounded great. Just the fact that you got an interview on a station that considers itself the largest in your area is a coup. 5K hits a day, pretty damn good! Ditto’s with sean on the Hawking line.
Keep us up to date on your book sales numbers! And when N&N and S&M find out about it!
Really. I get all geared up if I get 6 new hits a day. Andy if someone stays on my site longer than 20 seconds I’m happier than an asian girl reading the news.
lori in cbus says
Well, Ice, get ready to wet your pants, cause I just clicked on your website and it’s looks interesting.. I will be reading away!
Bill in WV says
You sounded great buddy. Happy for ya man!
“And I hope nobody crashed through a guard rail, frantically trying to turn the dial to a Pink Floyd/Bob Seger station.”
Jeff, your interview was fantastic. I actually pre-empted Judge Judy to listen to it. 10 minutes of air time is not too shabby, my friend!
How was the beer?
WB in OH says
You sounded like a seasoned professional. Once Webster and Nancy got into a groove it seemed to flow pretty well. And some nice touches by Joe T brought the whole together rather nicely. I think your ready to go on with Jim Scott and the 50,000 watt flame thrower, 700 WLW.
Joe T. says
Jeff, you didn’t sound nervous and did a great job. After all the laughs I’ve received (for free) from you, I figured it was the least I could do. Pass the beer nuts.
Wot th’ hail hap’nd to yer WV hick aksent?
U don soun lak won o’ us thats fer sher!
Hehehe…he really didn’t sound West Virginian…it’s almost as if he is a WV poser who grew up in Minnesota!
When I first moved from Seattle to WV many years ago, I dated this girl in St. Marys who had the most awesome WV accent. I complimented her on her accent, and she said, “Ay-ak-sent? I ain’t got no ay-ak-sent. Them people down in Kintucky, they have the ay-ak-sents!” (True story, from my sordid past!)
Man, you performed admirably in the face of that soul-sucking, daytime radio host banter. “Where’d you get those crazy names? Did you just pull them out of the air?” Holy. God.
I thought the radio interview went great. No awkward moments of silence, or weird, nervous laughter.
I’m expecting some fresh meat on here in the coming days.
…by fresh meat are you referring to new commenters that will find their way here and join the circus due to the successful radio appearance or actual fresh meat?
New commenters because of the radio show. There seems to be one on today’s post, a real ass. Likes to argue about 1984 and things like that.
Lee Harvey Ramone says
Are you saying that there is no such thing as the tooth fairy?
Why would I say there isn’t a tooth fairy? That would be unadulterated horse shit. I know for a fact that there is a tooth fairy, because I’ve gotten money for my teeth. I know the truth. I WAS THERE!
Interview went great. Sounded like you’d done it a thousand times.
Not Oprah says
Sounded great!! I clicked on the links above though, are part 1 & 2 the same?
Can’t wait to get my book!!
Toni texted me early this morning to say that WILK would have a special guest.
Jeff you were great! You are a natural for the radio. You did an hour of plugging this blog and your new book.
Maybe you’ll get a spot on the radio show too.
Congrats on the book!
You even got to drink FAT DOG Stout too!
You sounded great, Jeff. And those “morning zoo” radio hosts have unwittingly provided new material. I’m hoping for near-term lampoonage, but I’ll understand if you don’t think it politic.
That was a good interview. I trust a slot on Regis will be forthcoming?
You sounded like a young Burgess Meredith. And an older Anne Bancroft.
doctorright, thank your lucky stars that my Dr. Pepper was sitting beside me, rather than up to my lips when I read your comment. Otherwise I would have had to to bill you for a new computer when I would have spewed soda out my nose! That comment, my friend, was totally funny!
Thanky, clint. I would have said hello earlier than this but I’ve been drunk.
What you may not have noticed:
I improved the mp3 for Jeff and the link has changed.
WHAT I DID
I added ID3 tags to the file (metadata) This is the scrolling info you see on mp3 players
I attached an image file of the CrossRoads Road cover to the mp3 so listeners have something pretty to look at.
WHAT I DID NOT DO
I did not alter the audio in any way
I did not change the file name
Go forth and propagate the formula.
Phil Jett says
You sounded much more confident here than anything I’ve heard in the past. Well done Jeff. Hope this leads to some follow-up interviews.
Those people are like Crazy Ira and The Douche (from the TV show Community).
I thought you did great. Thanks for posting the interview.
Gordion Knott says
A homerun. Many droll zingers, including the Hawkings line. The morning drivetime duo seemed to be informed and interested readers, hardly the dopy “Asscrack and Backsack in the Morning” types who populate these shows.But now that you’re the King of All Media, I’m waiting for the s*tstorm when the ‘laws find out. Yes, they’re “technologically impaired.” But they know how to operate a radio dial, most likely. I’m reserving a front row seat for the chaos.
The shitstorm that came through Alabama is headed up the east coast. We got waylaid over here. Hope everyone stays safe.
Yep I tweeted out how BLOWY it was out there in S GA this afternoon ……..
tweet — http://itm.im/114
Chuck in Belpre says
Just rainy and windy here. Nothing major. Hope all our southern friends hunkered down and stayed safe.
…And up here in Nome, Alaska, we just turned the corner into Spring. It was 7 below zero yesterday morning, and it was in the mid-30s by afternoon. For the next three weeks it will go back and forth. In the afternoon we go through Spring thaw, with muddy dirt roads, and potholes in the paved roads. Give me Winter anytime! At least the roads are smoothed over with compact snow and ice!
My brother works for WB in the HR department. I’ve asked him to dig up your old file so we can post some of it on the net. Just kidding (the part about really doing it) because he needs that job.
Congrats on the book. I am ordering my paper copy today.