This is Why TV News Anchors Can Never, Ever Zone Out While on the Air

There isn’t a radio announcer in the world who hasn’t zoned out/nodded off while on the air. When I was on overnights, the worst came around 3:45 am, when there wasn’t enough coffee on the planet to keep me from drifting off. The only thing that snapped me back to reality was the silence that came when a record ran out. (We were still using vinyl and CDs back then instead of today’s hard drive playback systems. Even now, though, a napping DJ will run into an “end of cluster” command which will bring things to a halt.)

If you want an example of why you should never, ever zone out while on the air, take a look at what happened to this woman. What was she daydreaming out? (Via Boing Boing)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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