Saturday, October 07, 2006

It's been a long time coming

This is mainly because a certain co-worker of mine won't stop bugging me to do this. It's been a long time coming, and its not like it hasn't been obvious, considering I haven't updated in like 2 months, but here goes....

I am closing up shop for good. No more posts, pictures, or rants. With reader's out there other than friends and family, I feel I am not really able to say everything I want. No big deal, I didn't put enough effort into my blog anyway. Thanks to all who read and commented.

If you still want to hear me, you can listen to me on the radio every Friday night starting at 7:10PM EST. I am still doing high school football play by play. If your not anywhere near Richmond, KY; you can check out the live stream on the net. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ANDY!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

What time is it!.....


That's right folks. I return to the airwaves of Wallingford Broadcasting's Richmond Airforce tonight. After what seems like an ever-long hiatus from being on the radio, the time has come to make my return. THANK GOD!

I love calling games. I love everything about calling games. I love the preparation, the setup, the nervous anticipation, and the sound of the opening billboard saying..."And now with the call of tonight's game, here is Andy Pollard."

I think I was born to be a radio announcer. Ever since I was a child, I would turn the TV down when I played sports video games, and do my own play by play. Shit, I actually did it last night. Its kind of a pregame ritual for me. It's weird, but I still do it and I'm 23. So here we go, in just a few short hours, I will be signing on with the "Accel-Autocare Pre-show" If there is anyone out there that is bored say around, 5:00 PM EST, get on the net, Click on the link, and ENJOY!


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I always seem to do this

I am a bad blogger. I know it. I never update. I have reasons, but most of the time it is time. I never seem to have the time to update anymore.

Especially, with high school football just around the corner. I have been working hard preparing for my 3rd consecutive season as the "Voice of the Madison Central Indians". Things are getting a little hectic, as the first game is coming up on the 19th. I'll be ready.



Thursday, July 27, 2006

FCC Regulations

We got a memo the other day, outlining, in a miniscule 13 pages, what our friends at the Federal Communications Commission, define as indecent. There is a lot of sh*t that has been deemed indecent. It seems to me that this has all been brought about by the t*t baring of Janet Jackson at the Superbowl 2 years ago. Not that I have a problem with that, I just want to point out some of the funny things that I found by reading this long a** memo.

Things listed that you can pretty much be sure of, are indecent.

- A reality show episode with 20 porn stars at a pool party with pixilated nudity, and touching of sexual organs.

- Full frontal nudity during a TV morning show broadcast

-Party goers licking food off strippers in a sexual manner.

Seems to me that most of this stuff is obviously indecent, unless its cable TV.

Now to the fun part, the short a** list of things that are deemed NOT INDECENT
This is the list of explicit language that is deemed permissible by the FCC

- Use of "dick", "dickhead", or "sucked" as insults.
- Single, momentary use of the words "penis", "testicle", "vaginal", "ass", "bastard", "orgasm", "breast", "nipples", "can", and "crap"
- Use of "ass", "pissed off", and "up yours" as slang

Of course there are many more, but these were the good ones. Which really makes good for my radio career as a play by play announcer. Now I know longer have to fear saying...

"That BASTARD referee just made a SUCK ASS call, that has PISSED OFF the coach. What a DICKHEAD!"

Look for it, during the opening game of the season on August 19th.

Finally, the memo reminded me of a certain comedian, who is hilarious, that does a great bit about the 7 dirty words you can't say on TV. Trust me, they still are deemed indecent.

Mr. George Carlin. One of the most foul mouthed, yet funny as hell comedians, in the world. And now...The 7 Dirty words you can't say on TV.


Atleast I was decent enough to censor, for those readers of mine that are under the age of 18.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Perks of the Morning Show (4)

Today is going be lame. Sorry. I got called into work early, and had to stay late. However, the day was quick. So my lame ass "Perk if the Morning Show" is...


Happy weeked to me, I am off on Friday, so don't expect anything. I'll be back at it monday. Later!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Perks of the Morning Show (3)

Today's perk finds me with nothing to do at 7am. We did live hits at 6am and 6:30am, but we weren't far from the station. That made it possible to break down and be back by 7.

However, the rumbling in my stomach, made me remember the days of yore, when dad would make me wake up at the ass crack of dawn, for what else....BREAKFAST! So, a quick run through the golden arches, and we find ourselves to the 3rd "Perk of the Morning Show"...


That's right, its been a long time since I have been up in the morning, thinking..."Man I should go get breakfast..." Being at work at 4am, I have the chance to go get breakfast every morning. That, however, would not be the healthy thing to do.

So...Today's picture is some McDonald's breakfast silhouetted by the TV, with the greatest show ever...When I was a kid..."Saved By the Bell."

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Perks of the Morning Show (2)

As I continue my series on the "Perks of the Morning Show", I find myself out in the parking lot. Everyone always wants a good parking space, no matter where they are at. I don't care who you are, the closer the spot to the door of the place you are going to, the better. Especially, when you have to haul in all of your gear for a 5am newsroom live shot. In the evening, the parking lot here is usually pretty full. When I worked nightside on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, there was almost never a spot in the photog parking area that was "technically" a spot.

In my short experience here, I have learned that parking illegally is the best way to go. In a marked car, you are usually not going to get ticketed for parking illegally, in less you take it overboard. But at the station, not being able to find a spot, sucks.

This is the view from my old "usual" parking spot. See that black hole of a door, all the way down at the far end of the picture. Not that it is really a far walk, but for the purposes of this series of posts, I am going to completely blow it out of proportion. It wouldn't be a good post if I didn't. I mean look how small the door looks from this end of the parking lot. You almost have to remember you parked in "Scooby Doo # 7 " (Amusement Park Humor) and take the tram in. However, that is a problem no more.

When you arrive to work at 4am, there is practically no one else here in the news department. You are fighting for a parking space amongst 2 producers, 2 editors, 2 anchors, and 1 reporter. Yet, they all know, the front row is where the photogs park. When your the only photog in the morning, you get what I call "Perk of the Morning Show # 2".....


I mean look how big the door is in the second picture, and that light...You can actually tell its a light, compared to the first one. The moral of the story...Work at 4am, and parking isn't a problem.