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On the Air – Brain Injury Radio Oops, Glitch Apology

On the Air – Brain Injury Radio

“Prisoner Without Bars” (segment 2) (Oops – aborted show)


Donna O’Donnell Figurski

images-1I’m sorry! Извините! Lo siento! Desculpe! סליחה! Mille Excuses! λυπάμαι! Scusami! Entschuldigung! ごめんなさい! jag är ledsen!

Like I said, “I’m sorry!

Yesterday I was excited to air my second show on “Another Fork in the Road.” I did all my “HOMEFUN” (as I always called it with my 1st and 3rd grade students). My notes were ready at my side. I logged into the studio, opened the chat room, checked my mic, and waited for the countdown. “Your show will start in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 second. You are on the Air.” I waited still for the prerecorded introduction music and ad to run down. I waited for the dead space, which indicates that I am indeed live. That is my time to start talking – and I did for a brief second or two – until I realized that a male voice was still talking. I soon realized that a prerecorded show was playing. How that happened – I do not know. (But as my son said to me after the show, “Well, looks like you ran into another fork in the road!”) There seem to be a lot of them, but they just add interest to your life, and you move on.

Anyway, I left the studio to troubleshoot the problem behind the scenes in the tech part of the show, but there was nothing to be done. The prerecorded show was irreversible. And so I apologize to all those who came to find a “dark” studio.

As my son also said, “I bet your next show will be extra good.” And it will. But PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY AND THE NEW DATES. Because of scheduling conflicts, my show is moving to the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. It will still air at 5:00 pm Pacific time. The show I had planned to do yesterday (segment 2 of David’s and my story) will now be at 5:00 PDT on Sunday, September 7. The final part (segment 3) will be on Sunday, September 21. On my next show (Sunday, October 5), David will be my guest to give his perspective.

Whenever there is a fifth Sunday in a month, I will co-host the show with Julie Sharp Kintz, who is another host on Brain Injury Radio. Julie’s show, “Quantum Leap,” airs opposite mine on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. So every Sunday, there will always be live entertainment from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm by Julie or me or both. (Julie and I plan to co-host the show on Sunday, August 31.)

I hope you will be listening every Sunday at 5:00 Pacific time.

See you “On the Air!

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)


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