A Short Life Story
Turi Ryder spent years as a music jock in
Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. You may
have heard Turi on
WLS Chicago, or
Los Angeles. Thanks to the
availability of cheap electronics on eBay, Ryder
now has a home studio, and she can be heard on
stations from Seattle, Washington, to Washington
Your phone rings.
Your afternoon host is
at his dentist’s office, getting
an emergency root canal.
He sounds like a Sesame Street puppet, and he
can’t drive straight.
You tell him to get some rest, and grab your
The last time this happened, you used the Mayor.
She sounded like she was answering questions
in front of a grand jury.
You’re screwed, right? No.
You have an ISDN line. You can get a major
market talk host with a show that sounds like
it's local, because it's created for you.
Ryder, aka Shebops Productions,
currently provides fill in talk for stations
from Washington DC to Seattle Washington.
You get a radio pro
Anyone can talk, but not anyone can host a talk
show. (Remember your experience with the Mayor?)
Get a host who understands formatics,
doesn’t neglect the service elements,
and knows how to get in and out of breaks
taken seriously; including local news, TV, radio,
and print. If the listeners are living through
a city garbage strike, your fill in personality
should know there are overflowing dumpsters
in the middle of Main Street.
Do we get "her show" or "our show?" Think of
Shebops as radio “house sitting.” We’ll
definitely check out your DVD
collection, but we'd
never move your furniture around.
Call your afternoon host back. Tell him to take
tomorrow off, too.