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Radio’s Often Misunderstood “20-Hour Work Week”

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Radio’s Often Misunderstood “20-Hour Work Week”
I arrive at the station at about 5:00 a.m. and spend the next hour doing more show production, preparation, advance recording, etc.

The show begins at 6 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. Often I can walk out soon afterward but there are the occasional meetings which either break out in hallways or are actually scheduled.

I go home and answer show email, eat lunch, and nap. Then, at about 4 p.m. I begin prepping for the next day. This “pre-prep” usually lasts two hours where I answer more email, do more audio production, website updating, or prep surfing.

It Depends on What You Call Work

So, as you can see that “4 hour day” or 20-hour-a-week work schedule is a lot longer than most people imagine. Luckily, I really enjoy all aspects of what I do for a living and even though it can be time consuming, I don’t often think of it as “work” in the traditional sense.

If you can find a job you enjoy as much as mine - in Radio or any other field – you’re still way ahead of most people.

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