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So I had the opportunity to be a radio guy this morning. The folks over at Federal News Radio asked if I would fill in on DC-radio's WFED-AM 1050, which is a station that covers all sorts of federal government stuff. You can hear how I did here. (The archives are posted here. I was there for the 7a and 8a hours.)

Among the folks we talked to this morning ... Paul McCloskey, who plans FCW's CIO Summit, about Web 2.0 and what it means for government [hear it here]... 1105 Government Information Group's Bill Howell about the upcoming IRMCO conference [hear it here]... and then this...

Military spouses sometimes have a difficult time keeping a career intact when they move from place to place. Two groups, the Association of Healthcare Documentation Integrity and the Medical Transcription Industry Association, are promoting jobs in the medical transcription field for military spouses. Pamela Smith, DoD Program Manager for Spouse Education and Careers, explains.

Here that interview here.

I have always loved radio. In fact, my first connection with journalism was thanks to my stepfather who, when I was 13-years-old, would always play San Francisco's all-news station, KCBS. There is a certain immediacy with radio. Of course, I love the printed word -- I get more magazines then you can imagine -- but I still love radio. If done right, it is a really remarkable medium.

So it was interesting to see how it all works.

I also got to work with the legendary Mike Causey, who wrote the federal column for the Washington Post for years before joining a dot-com. Actually, We both did the dot-com thing. We both worked at an online publication then called PlanetGov. Causey was the big draw, of course; I was PlanetGov's technology reporter.

Causey now is part of WFED's morning team along with Jane Norris. And Norris was away this weekend at her nephew's wedding, so they asked if I would fill in.

It was fun to get to try something different. They have a good team of folks over there. Of course, they have to wake up at before the crack of dawn, but WFED's program director Lisa Wolfe noted that if you are successful in radio, that's what you do -- you get to wake up early in the morning.

Now... back to my day job.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Apr 23, 2007 at 12:16 PM


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