March 27th, 2009

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Tidbits: Radio, TV (Lawrence Leung), TV (House)

Radio

There's something special about live radio and often it's the stuff-ups that make it interesting. Like one morning this week when the Triple J studio equipment froze on Gaby Brown and the desperation in her voice increased as she filled time best she could, then called for Music Director Richard Kingsmill.

He arrived and thought he was the victim of a practical joke – for he had just written an article about a time it happened to him, years ago. No CDs working, not even an emergency tape. Eventually he got the attention of a DJ, who raced in with some vinyl – the turntable was working – and played a track called "last night a DJ saved my life". Naturally, that one seemed like a practical joke too.
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