This is a picture of the very first Jill & Jules Show. I remember the day as though it was yesterday. In my wildest dreams, I'd never imagined ever having my very own radio show.
We'll go back two years...
The owner of little, but not so little, because our J&J sound waves travel to the Iowa border!
Oops, I'm getting off the track again as I often do.
The owner of KCXL dropped by the shop on that bright and sunny September day and said that I needed my own show. Seriously, at the time I thought she wasn't serious. Later that day I received a phone call from her and she asked me when I was going to start a show. I've never been on the radio before, I said. She replied, you will do just fine. Okay.
So plans began to brew... I called Julie and asked her if she'd like to be on this radio show with me. She said yes. That's a good start, I thought.
Now what do we call this show?
I know, The Jill & Jules Show Perfect!
What do we talk about?
I know, how about since we love our Historic Downtown, we'll chat about that. Maybe some apothecary talk mixed in. Possibly a guest or two. Must be on the look out for interesting people.
Hey, I know, it's a fetch, but I wonder if Mr. Jeff Black would be interested in being a guest on the Jill & Jules Show? It wont' hurt to ask, I thought.
Here stands an amazing banjo man, Mr. Jeff Black. I'm honored to have you on the show. Thank you.
What fun this is!
Even more fun than I ever imagined.
Who's our next guest?
First we need to celebrate!
No wait, I'm not quite ready to stop reminiscing yet.
That's us now. A lot has changed since then.
That was then, and this is now.
The day changed. We went live...
A year or so into the show, I pondered the thought of learning how to engineer our show. I wonder...
It won't hurt to ask...
I called and asked the owner of the station if he thought that was possible. He said yes.
So now, each show feels like my birthday!
What a hoot! This radio business.
Thank you KCXL Radio. Thank you Darren Smith. Thank you to the man above. Thank you, you, for listening.
Tune in this Thursday and listen live at noon on 1140 AM or 102.9 FM to the Jill & Jules Show.
I also pod the show and copy a link so you can listen at your leisure. It doesn't cost anything for the pod.