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)

https://youtu.be/KELCeZhn8So

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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