6-10, Sunday mornings. That was the shift I had on NU107 since I started. Other days, my schedule changed as time went, but Sunday was a constant.
People kept asking me why I didn’t request it to be changed. I thought about it. I would have liked to go out on Saturdays without the stress of having to wake up at 4 the next day, but… Nah. I liked having the booth all to myself. Just me and a few listeners (most of them still asleep or, even in the chatroom, still groggy), enough songs to keep us company, and enough time to talk to most of them. It was almost intimate.
I was never a morning person – unless you count staying up until 4am every night – but my ridiculously-early morning boardwork was my favorite.
An hour ago marked my last day, my last Sunday, with NU.
I had been considering this for a little while now. And it was finalized weeks ago. In this moment, and in moments to come, it is the stark reality.
“When and where does this real world occur?!” William asked Penny Lane. I don’t know. I’m going to find out, and I’m going to join it.
All of you made it interesting, if not awesome. I met so many people! Directly or indirectly, I have the station to thank for allowing me to encounter the worst people, the nicest people, the funniest, the sweetest, the weirdest, the coolest. Friends, enemies, and forgettables so horribly forgettable I actually remember them. The friends, especially. <3
I’ll have fond memories of the shows I babysat. The free food. The guests. My co-workers. My almost-default yosi buddies. The listeners who kiss my ass to play their songs on Remote Control Weekend. And did I mention the free food?
The Beatles’ Nowhere Man was my last song. They started my obsession with music, so it’s fitting that they mark the end of my first long-term music-industry-related (whatchamacallit) job. It’s not that I’m going nowhere, though. It’s that I’m going somewhere, I just don’t know where, exactly.
I am not going to say goodbye, because it isn’t. I’m leaving to go someplace else. I’ll see you all again soon when I find my way. :)