The First Word was a live arts & entertainment program on CIUT Radio. For a year and a half I functioned as co-producer, interviewer, and editor.
Because of my background, I took on the responsibility of producing segments that included various media types. I interviewed people like journalist Raheel Raza as well as several comedians like Cash Cab host Adam Growe and the stars of Kenny Vs Spenny.
The KvS interview was particularly tough. Speaking with Kenny Hotz before the show, he was the kindest and most polite gentleman. But as soon as he was on air with his nemesis Spenny (connected via telephone from California), the two of them could not be controlled. They were vicious and unstoppable. It took me a few moments to realize that I was not driving the interview and all I could do was go with the flow. Listen below.
Kenny vs. Spenny Interview:
Kenny vs. Spenny Interview
Most guests were happy to record a promo for their interview and for the show in general. It often took a few takes to get it right. Eventually, I assembled the bloopers into my favourite show promo which we did actually air.
Worst Promo Ever:
Worst Promo Ever