Apparently, What This Boston Radio Legend Said About Me is True
Radio is a wild career.
Between different experiences you get to have, whether it's with celebrities, artists, or even moving for jobs and seeing different parts of the country -- the whole thing is just a wild ride.
That said, it takes time and a lot of hard work to break through, and we all get our start somewhere. Mine personally? Interning at a legendary station in Boston working with a legendary morning show back in 2005.
And I just realized this morning that something one member of that show said to me back then that I thought was him just joking (or thinking I was just some punk, screw-up intern), was actually 100% truth.
It sounds pretty basic, but part of my responsibilities interning for the show included running out to grab breakfast and coffee for the show. And it just so happened that the setup point for said breakfast and coffee was outside of the newsroom studio.
But the coffee wasn't "made to order" and didn't come in individual cups, it was just one huge brewed carafe of coffee that was left on a rickety old table that we would wheel out in front of the newsroom at the start of the show, and wheel it back to the storage area after the show.
Remember how I said the table the coffee carafe rested on was rickety and old? The wheels on it were junk and would randomly lock up on it out of nowhere. Naturally, one time when I was the one wheeling it by the newsroom to be put away, the wheels locked up, a full coffee carafe went flying, and a stupid amount of coffee spilled all in front of the newsroom studio, and a little bit inside of it too.
And that was obviously the point in time where the one member of the morning show who used the newsroom left the on-air studio to walk into the newsroom, saw the mess, saw me, shook his head and just said five words that I remember as clear as day right now.
Jesus Jadd, you're a menace.
I laughed it off, thinking he was just joking.
Fast forward to this morning, 16 hours in a brand new office I was given and all moved into. And as I was trying to put the straw in my large cold brew, this happened.
It took me 18 years to realize it, but he was right. I am a menace. And clearly can't have nice things.