If You Think Having a Job in Radio is Glamorous You Need to See This Video From Jamie Garrett
I've spent my entire adult life, all 18 years of it, half my life, in the radio business. I turned 18 on April 30, 1996. I started in radio as a promotion assistant, wearer of the radio station mascot costume, before the end of May.
I'll admit, while a lot more actual work than you might expect, my time in radio has been a ton of fun. I've met some of my music idols along the way. I've met too many interesting people to mention here. I get to play "pretend" every single day, and I get paid for it.
That doesn't mean there aren't the drawbacks. I've missed many sports events for my two boys. I've not had time to take my wife on a true date night in a while. I find myself at work at the oddest of hours. That's where we pick up here.