episode date - February 27, 2006
Aired: January 28, 2006 - On February 14, Heidy and I were due to broadcast a program on American Hit Radio. Somewhat pathetically, I missed the obvious choice for a subject, and planned a show based on our usual criteria. Then, on the morning of Valentine’s Day, Heidy rather blithely said, “Yoy know, I’m surprised you didn’t want to do a Valentine’s program with me.”
My response? ……………………”Why didn’t I think of that?”
So, rather embarrassingly, I decided to revise the show plan, but only had four hours to do so. What could we do? Play love songs? How lame. 90 percent of the music played on the radio already fell into that category, so that show would have been pointless. We needed a personal hook…………and then it hit me. We should do a program where Heidy picks songs from the mix tape I made for her when we first met, and she could comment on her impressions as we went along. Sounds like fun, right? Well, it was fun, and maybe a bit embarrassing too, but why should I be embarrassed about making a mix tape of love songs for the woman who I am about to marry?
The show went well, but I never posted it, because I figured it would be obsolete by February 15. Then I had another belated thought – “Y’know, every day can be Valentine’s Day!!”
So, click on the link below, and you will get to hear one of the most blatantly personal and self-serving programs we ever aired (but it is also one of our favorites).
By the way, please forgive the static on the first music selection (an Al Green track) - the CD played pooirly, so we fade out and recover with Frank Sinatra...........whew......