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RADIO GA-GA II: Start of Something Big

After my first taste of on-air bliss, a part of me wanted to be a DJ. Life took me down another road and I got into advertising after graduation. A few months later, my good buddy Ganns beat me to the punch and got his own show on-air with LA 105.9. Granted, it was a crappy station (sorry Ganns) in a crappy building (Philcomcen) but I was jealous as heck. He was living my dream. I used to visit him in the booth and wish that it was me.

Then one day, God saw fit to give me my chance.

I had just left advertising to recharge my batteries and see if I could make more money as a freelancer. It was a Friday night and I was on my way home from a wedding reception I attended in Makati. I tuned in to Magic 89.9 and caught their new wave weekend show. I then heard a familiar voice and remembered that one of my high school friends was a regular guest on the program. I called him up and he invited me over.

I entered the booth and my friend introduced me to Max Speed, the program director of Magic 89.9 and the host of the new wave weekend show. He put me on air and we chatted a little bit. I even got to introduce a song. Then, when the show ended, he asked me back.

That second guesting led to me becoming a regular on the show. I wasn't getting paid but I was getting to live my DJ dream, if only for 3 hours a week. This went on for months then my dream went kaput when the powers-that-be cancelled the show.

I asked if there was a way I could get a full-time slot with the station but Max told me that they already had two DJs-in-training lined up and that there was no place for me.

Or so I thought.

To be continued.

Reads like A.M. pandering dude

needs more marketing understanding

You really should be back on air, man. You're terrific at it.

ahh is that it? Meh, are you watching all this soccer mumbo jumbo lately? I'm sure Karlo sunog itlog (is he still bald?) is.

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