On July 13 (in 2 Sundays time), I will be having my first ever radio interview! I responded a while ago to a message on Facebook via Pulzar FM regarding local music artists getting a spot on a new show in the 5-6pm slot called "Grid City Grooves". Needless to say, they were interested in the link to my music that I sent them (n-Somnia's Bandcamp.com page) and they asked me to get in touch with them. Not too long ago, the interview time and date were confirmed.
This will (technically) be my first time on a radio show (before you say it, "Ducksel FM" is a fictional album series), so it will be a new experience for me. Although, I think "Ducksel FM" has helped me feel confident about the scenario as I'm actually rather calm and not nervous to the point of shaking in my shoes. I was never a fan of speaking in front of people growing up, but this feels different to me.
What to expect in the interview? They will be asking me about my musical background, how things got started, the usual stuff. Since the link I sent them was for my music as n-Somnia, I will mainly be appearing as a solo artist. But that won't be stopping me from bringing up the likes of Kingrow, etc. In saying that, I have been asked to provide some of my songs to feature on the show also. The songs I've chosen are from both n-Somnia and Kingrow.
When July 13 comes along, it will be in the late afternoon. If you're local (Christchurch), have your radio tuned in to 105.7 FM ready for the day. Can't tune in via radio? You can stream it online via their website (link button below). Also, if you happen to miss the show for whatever reason that day, fear not! The show may end up being recorded and uploaded for you to stream/download afterwards...
I will keep you updated over the next week or so in case anything changes or to serve as a reminder. Something as big as this, you can guarantee I won't let you forget it!
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