Thank you @Spotdotph!
Any broadcaster will tell you that any affirmation from any source, be it the ratings, or an award-giving body, or a survey from a magazine or website, or even just random people telling you that you’re their favorite jock, is a feeling quite like no other. To be part of this specific list from Spot.ph is already honor enough, but to top it is icing on the cake. It’s not gloating, I’m just saying that it REALLY feels good to be given a pat on the back, for doing something you’re really passionate about. It’s also nice coming off of our 15th Anniversary celebration last July 8. It’s good to know that people still appreciate what we do on our show. Anyone who’s ever worked on radio will tell you how fickle the radio market is. Some days you’re the toast of the town, next day you’re yesterday’s news, the day after that you’re the comeback kid, and by next week you’re a has-been. But it’s an industry that’s so hard to say goodbye to. I know of jocks who tried many times to find careers outside of radio, but once it’s in your blood, it keeps luring you back in. I personally never thought that I’d stay this long in radio. But I sure am glad I did.
Miss Universe political correctness aside, I really do agree with the inclusion of many shows on this list — from the masa Nicole & Chris and Papa Jack to the edgy Mo Twister to the risque Boys Night Out. Radio is more alive now than it has ever been. We may not share the same format, we may not agree on the same approaches in doing our shows, in fact we may even be at loggerheads on many issues, but you cannot deny that these shows electrify the FM radio landscape. Sometimes the rivalry gets personal, which is a shame, but it only comes understandably with the territory. When people are very passionate about their respective shows and their listeners, of course we’ll all behave like a bitch protecting her pups. Personally, I really think we’d get swimmingly well with our radio peers if given a chance, if we weren’t cast as radio rivals. Sometimes I wonder what sort of conversations we’d have if we could set aside our professional differences and just got together as regular folks.
I love the whole radio journey I’ve been on these past years, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Except maybe reaching out more to our peers in radio. Whether they’re direct competitors or jocks from completely different formats, it wouldn’t have hurt to connect more with people in the industry. A lot of people thing we’re stand-offish, but we’re actually just painfully shy (believe it or not). We’re not the social butterflies that we should be, so we usually just keep to ourselves — translation: social ineptitude. A lot of the times it’s misconstrued as being suplado but it’s just not the case.
Anyway, radio reverie aside, again, big thanks to Spot.ph for including us on the list! Mabuhay!