|In the spotlight....|
"That Guy" Kramer with Holly, Miguel and Mandy
Panama City, FL
Interviewed by Steve Harmon
Harmon: They share one big
room at BFD ... and we all fell in love with this show the second they
showed up.. THAT GUY KRAMER Panama City Florida!
Harmonious: As each cast member changes, gets married for example...how does the show change with it?
Kramer: It gives us SOO much
more content! We really like to explore (exploit) big life changes. When
Holly got married, we didn't have to plan a show for 3 months!
Harmonious: One person is in a bad mood, the rest of you <do what to
Harmonious: Cool things about your market?
Spring Break! We have the unique opportunity of living through a month of
partying co-eds, so it makes for some fantastic content.
Harmonious: Show you think had an influence on your style?
Holly: LeeAnn Sommers! She did mornings on "Jammin' 92.3" in Cleveland in the early 90's. She's back in Cleveland on WGAR and I recently got to chat with her via facebook. She was really sweet! And I probably came off as one of those creepy radio stalkers
Harmonious: What's your biggest challenge?
Kramer: Waking up at 3:45. Period. For all of you that told me it never gets easier, you were right! I would say it's also really hard to work with your friends at time! I love the 3 members of this show so much, but like anyone you love, they drive you crazy some time! But I think that's also our biggest strength too. If this show ever ends, they will still be my best 3 friends forever!
Holly: Just being so close to people you work with. The line of co-worker & friend is nearly non-existent. We're like a family or a marriage; we fight and we make up and we do it all over again the next week.
Harmonious: What time do you get into the studio?
Holly: 4:45 but that takes energy!!
Harmonious: How much web work do you do for the show?
Miguel: If I sat down and counted all the hours, I'm sure it would end up being a part-time job. I update small stuff on the website and edit the show down every morning to put up the podcast. A major web portion is the social networking aspect. We get a lot of ideas and guests from mining through Facebook every day. That ends up being a couple of hours every night.
Holly: A ton. Not as much as some of the other show members, but if we're not keeping our online content fresh every day we're losing the battle.
Harmonious: Did you know Philip's Daily Dose includes videos for your
Kramer: YES! See above! Great to tease what's on the Facebook page!
Miguel: And THANK HIM a million times over for that special part of this service! :)
<<PHILIP NOTE: WOOT!! Thanks guys!!>>
Harmonious: How many promos a day and who decides what runs?
Miguel: I can't do math, but every hour we have a promo spot. It runs two cuts we update every weekday. One pushing towards the next day's show and the other we call a 'funny haha' from the show. Sometimes those are hard to find....YIKES!
Harmonious: Has your prep changed as the show grows?
Kramer: We started with Bitboard and it still remains our most valuable tool! No prep service will be able to create the quality content like the people who actually sit behind the mic and craft it! <3 Bitboard Team Rules!>
Miguel: Wow. We went from just throwing a bunch of stuff together each day to being really focused to being really focused and going with the flow. It's truly been an evolution. God Bless Holly and Kramer. They get there 45 minutes before I do to prep the Entertainment and News every morning. Throughout the day we text each other and have post show meetings every day. We have really grown to make our prepping second nature
Harmonious: If you are not PPM are you getting ready in some way?
Kramer: Tease! Tease! Tease! Working hard on horizontal content, and pattern disruption with audio!
Holly: Umm....we listen intently and take notes when we're at PPM presentations?! <There are sooooooo many viewpoints.>
Harmonious: Changes or tweaks for Bitboard you might like
Kramer: Full frontal nudity.
Holly: None that come to mind instantly, and that is a great thing.
<<PHILIP NOTE: Miguel, you are right. Our search engine SUCKS!!! If you're ever looking for something specific, drop us a line. Between Lisa, Erica and myself, we are on here about 18 hours a day, and we are happy to help you look.
My email: email@example.com
Lisa's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica's email: email@example.com >>
Harmon: The best BitBoard bit we ever tried was.....
Miguel: Having to do a boudoir photo shoot after losing a consequence. That was bad, but then we took the twist Ace & TJ did and POSTED the pictures on a damn billboard. Everyone saw my fat ass, MAN BOOBS AND ALL, on several billboards in PC. That was best and most humiliating thing I've had to do since I've been in radio. Lord. People still ask me about that.
Holly: Ace & TJ's "Poker" series. Our listeners embraced it immediately, and we revive it every so often in various forms.
Also love their "What does SUPERMAN THAT HO mean" sticks out! But
listen, if Bert ever posts a bit about a listener e-mail about leaving a
baby at home alone with a phone in the crib while the mom listens in on her
cell, be prepared to welcome the sheriffs department (6 of them) in your
studio! hahahah! (Wasn't funny then!)
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