Meet My Friend Izzy Who Visited The 102.9 MGK Studios
I made a new friend today. Her name is Izzy, and she’s from Philadelphia. Along with Sharon Curley, Izzy visited the 102.9 MGK studios during my show this afternoon (4/5).
Sharon, who reached out to me a few weeks ago, is with Community Integrated Services, a local non-profit that empowers people with disabilities through opportunities at employment. Sharon told me all about Izzy, and her interest in radio, and I was all too happy to have them come by the studios for a visit.
In addition to being a sweet person, Izzy knows her music! As soon as she arrived, and got settled in the MGK studio, she would identify a song title literally a half second after it came out of the speakers. VERY impressive! Izzy is also a serious business card collector and, as luck would have it, our Program Director Bill Weston was here and was just coming out of his office when our guests arrived. Upon finding out about Izzy’s collecting of cards, he was happy to give her one!
Once in the studio, we all chatted for a bit, and I told her all about the equipment we used here at MGK, as well as a little about my background in radio. Of course, anytime some visits the MGK studios, I have to put them to work! It wasn’t long before Izzy got to start a song live on the air (it was “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival) and even introduce one of her favorite songs on MGK, Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.”
In another nice coincidence, our own Tony Harris stopped in the studio, and he and Izzy knew each other! It’s a small world, indeed.
Izzy and Sharon were also kind enough to record a podcast with me, to chat all about the work CIS does, and to tell of her experience hanging out with MGK for an afternoon.
I’m not sure who had a better time – Izzy or me. What a joy it was to meet her!
Hear our podcast, and learn all about Izzy and the great work Community Integrated Services does here: