No amount of meticulous planning can adequately prepare for the insanity that is Radiothon.
Day one is always a testing of the battlements, seeing which sections of the wall will hold, and which will be over run by the onslaught of subscribers. Our trebuchets have been tested, our pikemen at the phone room have been tempered in the forge of a run of busy shows, and we [just barely] emerge.
It's the funnest kind of insanity, when the stations numbers swell and you can barely turn around without stumbling into somone hard at work doing something to encourage subscribers. Sometimes it gets so busy we spill over into the street outside.
It's not just behind the scenes that get hectic though, the studios have such an steady flow of guests that the soundproof double doors get left propped wide open. Like when former morning mag presenter Bren McGurk and sexologist Dr Gareth Merryman speak to current Friday Morning Mag Presenter Stacy Gougoulis.
Speaking of sassytimes, check out one of the mad spot prizes we've got for the [engage mental Barry White voice sythesis for the next word] Laaaaaaadies. Sorry girls, our vollie doesn't come with the prize.
Speaking of spot prizes, wanna see how many of them we've got [not that it's a competition or anything, but I bet it's more that you]
What's that I hear you say? "Golly RTRFM, that sure is quite a lot of spot prizes, but I think I might still have more." Well, to you sir/madam [sirdam?] I say the following...
... I wasn't finished.
One of these has a very good chance of landing in your hands for subscribing during the next nine and a half day, not to mention that you then go into the running to win some epic major prizes.
So, even if you don't think subscribing in order to have the warm and fuzzy feeling of moral superiority over others is enough reason to subscribe, rest assured that your cold, calculating, reward driven mind will be well rewarded too.
RTRFM 92.1, covering all the bases.