October 20, 2007

Media Appearance Scheduled

LOYAL RANT READERS in the state of New Hampshire -- and anywhere else that receives the signal of WMUR-TV, Manchester's ABC affiliate popularly known as Channel 9 -- will be able to see me on television Sunday morning. I'll be appearing as part of my Day Job on the station's "New Hampshire's Business" segment. The segment is due to air at 7:15 a.m., following the weather report. As always, my blog is an independently run operation that in no way, shape or form has anything to do with my work at the Day Job.

I'll advise when the on-line version of the story appears. Of course, there's always the possibility the segment will get pre-empted due to some massive emergency, but at the moment, we're looking good. So keep an eye out to see me on Channel 9 tomorrow morning. What's that? It appears we have an audience question.

READER: Are you wearing a suit again?

Yes! I'm also wearing my standard Good Red Tie. Contrast is important.

READER: Do you stumble over your words and have a bunch of ahs and ums?

I only felt like I momentarily stumbled over one question, although that should appear on the on-line and not the on-air portion of the interview. I was stunned I was able to get through the eight-minute interview on one take -- and pretty pleased with myself, to be honest. I thought the interview really went well and I put my best foot forward with it.

I would be remiss, of course, if I didn't thank producer and host Fred Kocher for having me on the show; he is an old hand at this and really helped to put me at ease. It's not the first time I've been on television but it is nerve-wracking every time I do it, and it gives me a real appreciation for what the broadcast folks do.

READER: I heard you got to sit in the same chair as then-Govs. Clinton and Bush.

Yes! It ruled. Actually, I was amazed at how high-tech the studio was -- it was sleek and ultra-modern. It was the first time I'd actually been inside the station, so it was neat to see how that all worked. The weather set-up they have was also really impressive.

Anyway, if you're up early tomorrow, watch me on WMUR-TV, Channel 9. The initial air time is 7:15 a.m., and I think the segment may be repeated through the station's Sunday morning news broadcast until 9 a.m.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at October 20, 2007 09:44 AM | TrackBack
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