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Volunteering at KEXP

Volunteering for KEXP was great fun and I'm totally going to answer phones for them again at the next pledge drive. The afternoon show was decently busy the whole time I was there, so 4 hours flew by. It was nice to actually have something to do, where as the Sunday afternoon shift I did on the 28th was super slow.

Sitting in the pledge room is quite amusing because it's mostly a place where the employees come in to talk to "the regular folk" about how much we all love KEXP. Or playing silly introduction games and eating cupcakes.

Right after the shift I was at yesterday started, the phone system went down and no one noticed for a good 30 minutes. Everyone was sitting around, just wondering why the phones weren't ringing at all. It wasn't until one of the volunteers tried to call the pledge line that it was apparent that the phone system was down. It's like things are put together with spit and duct tape.

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fierceflawless
Nov. 2nd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
getting a temporary setup like that to work - having one number forward to 30 or so lines - is always touch & go. we would always have occasional problems when we'd do the children's hospital fundraiser. hell, we have 6 phone lines at my radio station & occasionally they get all fucked up.
patrick
Nov. 2nd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
It looked like a tricky set up, and while things were down someone was explaining a little bit how it worked. There just seems like so many possible breaking points that it's amazing that it does work.
fadingbluestar
Nov. 2nd, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
We should coordinate better next pledge drive and bring some BeckyPatricksuperfuntimelovin to KEXP.

They'll never know what hit 'em.
patrick
Nov. 2nd, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
I recommend the afternoon show, but getting time off work is impossible we will just have to work around that. We could do the shake the shack drive that kicks off the pledge drive on friday night.
fadingbluestar
Nov. 2nd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
That would be really fun!

I need to find out when the next pledge drive is and see if it's possible to get a half-day around then. It shouldn't be a big deal (it usually isn't), and I'm RIGHT next to them anyway so I can be there straight after work.
patrick
Nov. 2nd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Last year, it was the last week of February.
littleloo
Nov. 13th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
LOL! spit and duct tape!!!!
i am SOOOOO glad KEXP is online....
germany has SHITTY ASS MUSIC.
ugh!
patrick
Nov. 13th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
They are there to save you from the bad music around the world!
littleloo
Nov. 14th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
true that. thank jesus mary and joseph.
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