Blair and I went out for dinner last night (Mexican--don't tell my running group!) and brainstormed ideas for my radio show. After some hilarious ideas ("Church Chat with Dena Harris') we came up with this:
How Did You End Up Here? This is a community focused AM radio station, so my idea is to just pull people from around the community who didn't grow up here and quiz them on how they ended up in Rockingham County. Then go on to talk to them about their lives - what they do for a living, for fun, family, type car, hobbies, last book read, etc. A voyeruristic peek into people's lives. The joke being, of course, why on earth would you want to end up in Rockingham County? I joked I should call the show, "How Did You End Up Here... And Why Won't You Leave?"
If you've ever seen Inside the Actor's Studio, you know host James Lipton has a set series of questions he asks guests at the end of their time together. I could do something like that here. 10 fast questions about favorite restaurant, favorite shop, favorite celebrity, biggest pet peeve, etc.
That's the thought. Our next door neighbors are from Ohio and run a B&B. They'd be good guests. A coffee shop in Reidsville is run by a couple from California. My yoga instructor was born in Japan, raised in Hawaii, and now lives here. Why? How did they land in this part of the country and this part of the state?
What do you think?