How to set up your own computer radio shows
On Sunday evening I joined a friend for a night out on the town.
It was a little early, and we were only about halfway through a two-hour recording session.
The party atmosphere had been there for ages.
We were chatting, discussing, and laughing.
It felt good.
But then a few minutes into the session a colleague suggested we move to the couch and watch a computer show.
And then, without warning, I had the urge to leave.
There was no way I could let myself be distracted by something so distracting.
I’ve been a radio show host since 1999, when I joined the local station.
My first job, as a studio host, was to set the tone for the station’s programming, and my next job was to tell stories about the people and places I lived in.
But the job that most defined my life was the one I held most dear: hosting radio shows.
And the job I held least dear was a job that didn’t require me to take breaks to write stories.
So I decided that, after 25 years as a radio host, I would not just leave my job.
I would stop doing radio.
I would not go into debt to do it.
I decided that if I was going to do this job, I was willing to put my life on hold for the next 25 years.
This was a tough decision, but one I made without hesitation.
I wanted to make sure I wasn’t compromising my future by taking a risk that I might not be able to live up to.
I didn’t want to sacrifice my future to save my job, either.
My job at the time was to host a weekly program called Radio Free Ireland.
This meant I would be doing what I had always done: interviewing people in their everyday lives.
But I would also be doing something new.
And I would do it as a different kind of radio host.
For me, radio was a place where I could share stories about Ireland.
I’d share my love for Ireland, and I’d ask people what it’s like to live there.
I also wanted to help people find a place to live, because I felt that the more we talked about Ireland, the more it would inspire us.
So, while I had been a Radio Free Irish host for almost 25 years, I decided to change that.
I decided it was time to go back to the way I had spent my time growing up, and to start looking at Ireland as a country, rather than just as a place I had lived in for so many years.
And so, Radio Free Dublin became Radio Free.
The new name meant that I was also going to be a new host, and a new kind of host.
And, for the first time, I felt like I was in a different place from the radio station where I grew up.
The changes are more subtle, but the changes are the same.
Radio Free’s listenership has grown, and its content has evolved.
I have been able to share more stories about my hometown and Ireland with people from all over the world.
And as I’ve continued to grow as a host, my life has evolved as well.
The changes have been dramatic.
But in the end, I am so happy with the results that I’ve seen.