Friday, September 30, 2005

And in the end

Me and the boss at work.

Friday is the last day on the air for Odyssey. The topic: Films you need to see before you die. It's kind of a Netflix queue for the end times. It should be a fun show, so please tune in. I have to admit that it's been a hard month for all of us on staff. Knowing the end is coming really gnaws away at the puritan work ethic. But we made it. And now we don't want it to go away. We have received countless emails from listeners and friends over these last weeks of the show. As you can imagine, this has been stressful for us on a personal and professional level. But all these emails and letters really opened our eyes to what Odyssey means to our listeners. When you make a radio show, you go into the studio, talk talk talk, take some calls, and it's over. There is no immediate evidence that it's being heard, that people like it, or that you did a good job. Now to have so many people tell you that your work has meant something to them is an honor that I'm not really sure how to process right now. I guess what I'm trying to say is... thanks.