First of all, please do not tell anyone here at the station that I've written this! I guarantee they'll have it taken down in about 2 minutes!
1. We're referred to around the building and between ourselves as "jocks," short for "disc jockeys."
2. Most of us don't get to pick the music we play, except for specialty request shows. Our "program director" or "music director" schedules the music in advance for us.
3. Our boss is called the program director. Some program directors also do an air-shift, but not always.
4. We don't play cd's or tapes any more. Everything, commercials, songs, jingles and "liners" are on a giant hard-drive, and we just look at a computer screen.
5. Sometimes we're not actually live. We can pre-record "breaks" (when we talk) or even whole shows in advance. Not always, but sometimes!
6. We're tired of some of the songs too! We don't have to actually like the music we play, but we do have to act like we do!
7. If we don't answer the phone, it's not because we don't want to talk to you, but because we're busy working on things like social media, blogging, or planning our next "break"
8. If you call and win a prize, we really want you to sound happy and excited. Yell and scream!
9. We don't like it when the same people win contests over and over again, and on stations all over town. We want everyone to be able to win.
10. Very few of us are making a ton of money, but all of us are passionate about our jobs. Yes, it's as fun as it sounds!