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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another radio interview!

Hey, want to hear something cool?

A South African radio station emailed the Marketing Director at WorldNetDaily for permission to interview me on my WND column Angry Young Women. Yes, I said South African. How cool is that?



The interview date was set for today, Thursday, time unspecified.

So last night (Wednesday) I was winding down and getting ready for bed when the phone rang at 9:30 pm. I was surprised - who could be calling at this hour? - and it turned out to be a gentleman named Essence from the radio station, calling to confirm details and to indicate they would be calling in an hour and a half for the interview. I'm so glad he called when he did so I wasn't asleep! I wasn't sure what time of day the particular radio show was being held. Turns out it was an early morning show (8 am their time) and with the time difference, it was 11 pm for me.

Of course I immediately went into adrenaline overload. That is, until the actual phone call came through. (I'm like that - I'm scared spitless during the time leading up to an interview, but relax once it's actually happening.)

It was unbelievable, being on the phone with someone so far away. I was put through to the talk show host named Cebo Manyaapelo, a charming man with a superb grasp of English. He conducted the interview bilingually. Yes, really! He would ask me a question, listen intently to my reply, then spend a few minutes translating what I said into... not sure what language, perhaps Swahili? Regardless, it was a fascinating and marvelous experience.

I can't even begin to tell you how honored I was to be asked for this interview. It continually stuns me how a column with WorldNetDaily can have international readers, which eventually permits an ordinary rural Idaho housewife to be interviewed on the other side of the globe.

I want to thank the radio station and its delightful representatives for an unbelievable experience!

3 comments:

  1. Proud of ya!!


    A. McSp

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  2. Hi there

    The radio station broadcasts in a language called
    "Setswana".

    There are many South Africans that read WND - I was browsing the links on WND & found your site.
    (I have bookmarked your site) Very interesting & informative - keep up the great topics.

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  3. Anon 10:06, thank you for solving the mystery! I had no idea what language he used, but as I said it was a wonderful experience.

    Welcome -- I'm glad you found us.

    - Patrice

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