(#WBWR – A hash tag that accompanies Homeboyz Radio Weekend Show ‘Weekend Breakfast With Rae)
It’s been an incredible 200 shows hosted so far and I remain eternally grateful to you who listens in at the insane times that the show airs.
When I first got the Weekend Breakfast Show I thought for sure they were trying to fire me!! I mean, who even wakes up on a Saturday morning at 6am to turn on their radios? Insane right?
I honestly thought they were trying to hide me away by having me be on a time slot that I initially thought was a dead zone. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, I would be replacing two of the station’s highly rated weekend shows.
Imagine the pressure! Prior to this, I had only ever hosted a weekend radio show with a deejay and while it was great practice, nothing ever prepares you for your own show. You know. The kind of show where it’s just you in studio by yourself talking about…. well, whatever it is you want to talk about.
So what did I do? I selfishly created a show that was entertaining to only me… or so I thought.
I basically said to myself, ‘if they’re going to sentence me to a lifetime of early weekend mornings, then like it or not, I will play the kind of music I like and play the kind of games I want to play!’
That was how the feature ‘Under Cover’ was born. I figured, I love cover songs and I called it ‘Under Cover’ because given that it’s an early morning radio show, I knew most of my listeners would be listening literally from under their covers.
It’s so far gotten a life of its own transforming into a first of its kind radio acoustic talent search called The Cover and as I write this, we are currently recording the second episode (set to air this weekend).
I’ve gotten to meet with tonnes of artists who’ve graced our airwaves and had the incredible honor of watching them perform LIVE acoustic renditions to both their singles and to other popular singles something you can watch HERE.
Not to say that I am the best at what I do but I have learned to not judge anything by it’s face value. Had I given up on the initial thought that #WBWR would never be a show people would want to listen to and enjoy, then I wouldn’t have gotten this far.
It’s taught me to trust in my ability to create and deliver anything I set my mind to, a lesson I know you and everyone could use.
Hope you enjoyed the read!
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