By way of Jaime:
A dear friend of mine has just entered a contest called “The Search for the Next Public Radio Star.” I realize this is a bit of an oxymoron, but suffice it to say that there is definitely a subculture (of which I am a member) in which working on public radio makes you a star. The contest involves an online version of a ‘demo tape’ to display the entrant’s humor, professionalism, and on-air talent. Jenny’s entry takes us to the rodeo, for one of the most dangerous contests this side of the neighborhood jungle gym. Please take a listen and vote big for Jenny Weddel, America’s Next Public Radio Star:
The danger. The cowboys. The glitter. We all have an idea of what a rodeo entails. But there’s a little-known rodeo event filled with chaos, tears, and mud on the face.