Turn Your Radio On
Radio involved a lot of imagination. I imagined a New York City flat, although I’d never been in a city. I could picture the Wild West even though I’d only been as far west as Lake Michigan. TV was never like that. TV happened before my eyes. Radio happened in my imagination.
Radio was my first awareness of advertising, things for sale: Prince Albert tobacco, Mother’s Milk of Magnesia and Smith Brothers Cough Drops. I ate Pep Cereal for breakfast because Superman said so and I saved dimes and box tops to purchase items I’d never seen, but only heard about on the radio.
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 13, I’ll be on the inside of the radio. I’m going to be a “live interview.” This is the finale of a five-day virtual book tour for Beth’s Birds sponsored by National Writing for Children Center and Peak City Publishing.
I’m excited about it, but I admit to being a bit nervous. What will my voice sound like on the radio? Will listeners picture how they think I look? Oh dear.
“Tune in tomorrow,” as they used to say on the radio. To tune in, you “tune” your computer to www.bookbitesforkids.com and you can hear the broadcast live at 3 pm EDT. This is the 2014 way to listen to the radio. AND! You can be “live” yourself. You can call in to make a comment or ask a question. Come on, do it. Haven’t you always wanted to be on the radio? Phone 347-539-5097 during the broadcast and we’ll talk. This will be fun. Turn your radio on.