Well, if 30 minutes are allowed, then I'm going for my second half tomorrow. I met Emanuele today from Teleradiostereo and we're all set to go for tomorrow at 8 am. We hit it off and had some laughs. He even told me I have a great "radio voice" -- see, I told you I was in the wrong business!
Some of you have asked how you might listen in. Well, I forgot to ask him, but if you look at his site, there's this "live" page, which seems like it might be a stream. But the other day I tried logging on around 8 am and couldn't get on... the page was too busy. So, perhaps you could give it a shot. I'm going to try to get him to give me a digital recording that maybe I can get on the blog somehow. Plus he promised me some photos in the studio which should be fun and at least that way you can see what it looks like. Something I already noticed today was that the red "on air" light actually says "on air" ... in English. I thought it might say "in onda" or something like that. Maybe all radio stations get their red lights from a generic radio station red light clearing house in the States?
Of course, if you're here in Rome, by all means, tune in: 92.7 FM, and you can send SMS messages that we'll chat about during the broadcast.
Last but not least, and completely off topic... after I came back from my meeting, I about died when I saw Pietro's dog, Nano, chilling out in his new dog house. You'll remember that Pietro is the fruit seller whose shop is about 3 feet or so from my front door. This morning he was cutting up huge Roman artichokes for his customers. Well, gone are the cardboard fruit box dog houses of Nano's humble past: he's movin' on up in the world and now resides in a little house of his own. Check it out for yourself:
And folks, just because I simply can't resist, here's your "moment of Zen" one more time, straight from none other than Italy's Vice Premier and Minister of Tourism, Francesco Rutelli: