So I can finally share the big news around here. And that in itself is so exciting that it makes me want to pee my pants a little. I have been unable to write about it or even hint at it for at least three months and the knot in my chest from stifling such weighty information feels like I'm carrying around a basketball in my ribcage. A big hairy basketball filled with news.
JERRY GOT HIS OWN MORNING SHOW!
For those unfamiliar with the world of radio, the morning drive is the most highly coveted of time slots. It's less music, more talk and, in my admittedly biased opinion, the perfect environment for Jerry to spread his crazy wings. He will co-host the show with his longtime friend and coworker Troy. It will be called "Troy & Jerry in the Morning," you know, after their names.
Sure, this is going to mean big changes for us. For starters, we will be working exact opposite shifts. Jerry will work 4 a.m. to noon and I'll work 4 p.m. to midnight. But like everything thrown our way, we'll make it work. We always do.
It isn't going to be easy. Especially because we're now going to bed around the time Jerry will be getting up when his show starts on Monday. There will be no gradual transition. In three days, our schedule will be turned on its ear.
But Jerry is so excited that there isn't even a word to describe it. Not overjoyed, not ecstatic, not even jubilant. More like jubiljoystatic. And I can deal with a little interrupted sleep for that.
The weeks leading up to this transition have been busy. Jerry and Troy have been creating a concept for their show, working on the advertising campaign, designing a logo, creating promotional spots and pitching their ideas.
From what limited information I've been privy to, it's shaping up to be a fun fresh start for people's mornings. Again, biased, I know.
But I still think it's going to be great.
And, ahh, that feels so much better now that the secret's out.