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Instrumental Invasion, 10/17/21, 2AM (Homecoming Weekend) October 17, 2021

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Internet, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio, Technology.
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In the past, I talked about my Homecoming Weekend shows in posts dedicated to the weekend, but now that I have posts dedicated to each week’s show, I figured I’d make one for this show. (Here’s the weekend recap.)

The 2021 WCWP Homecoming Weekend edition of Instrumental Invasion was mainly recorded on September 26 with the last two talk breaks done on the 27th. Tweaks to the second hour were recorded in the early morning hours on the 28th during a bout of insomnia. Ironically, I suffered from insomnia again as this show aired.

The playlist was created on September 23 with annotations on the 24th and 25th. Since most of the music was from previous Wednesday night shows, the script was drafted by copying and pasting from past scripts. It was tweaked on the 24th before recording. I was amazed how quickly I breezed through. I figured I would work on the November 17 special on the 27th and record the last two talk breaks with ease later in the day. Unfortunately, I made a clerical error on the playlist. I should have put “3:18:59” after “Travessia” by Gregg Karukas. That mistake made me program for three minutes I didn’t have. I spent nearly an hour replacing the Paula Atherton song, writing replacement annotations, rewriting the talk break script, and attempting a hurried talk break record. The overnight tweaks allowed me to keep in most information and record a relaxed talk break. (If you want the full story behind “Travessia,” “Bridges” in English, listen to the April 21 aircheck.)

Zach, the Homecoming Weekend coordinator, referred hosts to Google Drive folders with liners to use in our shows in addition to the ones I already had. That’s why I included “double play” and “it’s a triple play.”

I misidentified the voice of one of the liners. I thought it was Johnny Dark, but Jeff Kroll told me at the stations on Friday that it was Bumper Morgan. Jeff worked with Bumper and Dandy Dan Daniel – responsible for the “FM 88” liner – at WNBC, and he personally recorded their liners. Zach let me redo the line with the correct name in Studio 1.

I thought about recording video of my original editing sessions in OBS, to compensate for a lack of an aircheck video, but didn’t feel up to that. Instead, here is a screencap of the full Adobe Audition multitrack session:

And here are images of Zach’s effort to replace my mistake:

Click here to download the aircheck MP3 or listen below:

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