wake-up call

It’s 5:45 a.m. and I am not in my bed. Where I am, you ask? I’m at Zimmer Radio Group’s office sitting in the Clear 99 country radio studio interviewing Scotty Cox. I stayed there observing until 8 a.m.

It was really interesting listening to the “Scotty & Cara in the Morning” show. Both radio-hosts have hilarious witty personalities. On and off air they banter and shoot sarcastic comments back and forth. It almost seemed like they were in a coffee shop, judging by how relaxed they were while talking to each other on air, but instead there were rows of color knobs, buttons and switches between three computer desktops separating them, not a small round wooden table. That, and Cara was already on her second 5-hour energy drink and first Red Bull, not a cup of steaming Starbucks coffee.

I also got to meet MU’s Athletic Director Mike Alden and Senior Associate Athletics Director Mary Austin when they came in for an on-air interview. I can’t express how friendly they both were. Mike Alden brought Scotty & Cara gifts and took the time to talk to all of us – even me, the little student in the corner. Most of the conversation was about the new football MIZ-SEC season and the stadium improvements (new turf, yes!)

Anyway, it was an awesome experience to have a behind-the-scenes sneak-peak into the radio world. Especially with two winning personalities.


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