What could be more fun than going behind-the-scenes of a radio station?
In order for the general public to get a better idea of who we are, we recorded two radio interviews, one in Cantonese and one in Mandarin, which would be aired in August.
We were given a set of personal questions to prepare for the interview, such as "what are your hobbies," "why did you join Sunshine Nation," etc. At 4pm I met up with Richard, the Mandarin radio DJ, to record the Mandarin segment.
Richard opened a door for which I did not know its existence, and we walked through a dimmed hallway with many recording rooms. Each of these rooms has a glass window and a name stuck on the door, indicating the DJ that resides in the specific room. Although quiet, the vibe of the place wasn't exactly eerie. It was quite an optimistic place, full of hidden energy.
We didn't walk very far to reach Richard's room. His room fitted two people perfectly, no more, no less. After small adjustments to the mic and the other recording equipment, we were ready to go. Richard was a well-rehearsed professional. He spoke with joy, and I felt really comfortable during the interview. We blasted through the questions without many pauses, and I was glad I wrote notes for myself. The interview went by faster than I could imagine, and we were done in what seemed like only 10 minutes.
I waited outside for a short little while, before Steven, the Cantonese radio DJ, came to get me to record the Cantonese segment. Steven's room was actually right beside Richard's room, and I knew the drill already from my previous recording experience with Richard. Only problem this time: I didn't speak Cantonese. Steven enthusiastically said some very awesome Cantonese into the mic, and he paused when it was a question directed to me, where he helped to translate to Mandarin or English for me to understand. All of this would be edited out using a very cool looking software in the recording computer (that looked very similar to Garage Band, except the software was on a PC).
We finished very fast as well, and I managed to catch a quick selfie with both Richard and Steven. Thank you both for being amazing DJs and for making my first radio recording experience unforgettable!