Thursday, May 25, 2006
What's That Song You're Playing?
I can't remember if I've mentioned it, and I'm, like, WAY too lazy to read my previous posts, but Lovely Wife works part time at our church.
Our church is small but we have a really nice recording studio and an FM radio station.
WWIA 88.5 FM, Where The Word Is Alive! is the zinger you hear on there all the time. Only plays praise and worship music. The license allows only enough strength of signal to cover Palm Bay and Melbourne, Florida. Not very strong.
The station basically was a dream of our Pastor's for years and in the early '90s, I think, it was actually a reality. They had to jump through mucho hoops with the FCC to get it on the air.
The station basically runs itself. It is so automated we just have to have people there for checking things, fixing problems, and whatever live stuff we want to do.
Last year they asked Lovely Wife to work at the church a few hours per day; basically to be the church secretary.
There is a telephone line for the radio station, although in general no one is manning the station. But as church secretary, Lovely Wife has to answer that line. Many times it's people wanting to know what that song they're playing is. Or, what was the song you played three songs ago? And she has to give a brief explanation of why she doesn't know, automated system, play list of thousands of songs, etc.
But when I call up there to speak with her during the day I always call the radio station line because it is little used.
When she answers, "WWIA!" I always ask, in different voices and accents, "What's the name of that song you're playing?"
She always knows it's me though. (frown) I haven't fooled her even once!
I told her that from now on, when people call and ask her what song is on, she needs to tell them it's "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family.
Because I think that would be really funny.
But then again, what an engineer thinks is funny can really be, you know, not so funny to normal people.