A New Fun 107 Chapter Begins Tomorrow
Unless you're a teacher, you don't get to experience that first day of school feeling too often. Over the course of your career, you may have a few first days on the new job, but more often than not, years can go by without getting that nervous or excited feeling of the "first day."
For most of the past 25 years, I've been waking up and driving into work at Fun 107, so those "first day" feelings in my life have really been pretty rare.
Tomorrow, however, I will have one.
As we announced late last week, Christine Fox will be taking over the 10 a.m. to noon shift here at Fun 107. The state has forced her all-women's gym in Plymouth to shut down since March. As it stands at this moment, her best-case scenario is that she'll be able to open on June 29. As she mentioned, she will have to spend the majority of her waking hours at her business to make sure that new protocols are being followed by her staff and customers.
Christine's departure from the morning show has created an opportunity to bring in one of New England's most talented young broadcasters, Maddie Levine (a.k.a. Maddie Grimaldi). When we talked to her on the air Friday morning to announce her as the new co-host, she brought up the first-day-of-school analogy.
Not only does it ring true for her, but I am also feeling it as well. I'd be lying if I told you that I won't wake up with butterflies in my stomach tomorrow morning. I know I will, because I already have over the course of the past week.
I'd say about 25 percent of the butterflies are from nervousness, but not because I am concerned about Maddie's performance. The source of my butterflies will be because I'll be worried if I'll be doing all of the things to set her up for success on the show.
A vast majority of the butterflies are much more like the excitement a six-year-old feels while trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve. You know Christmas morning is going to be great, and you can't wait to wake up and get started.