You can listen to the interview at the end of this post.
After nearly two hours of twisting and turning through two difficult mountain passes, we finally found ourselves looking straight out across the Tasman Sea from on high. The long, lovely shape of the Kapiti Island bird sanctuary lay the foreground.
At our Thanksgiving party back in November my friend Steve asked me if he could interview me for his show on Coast Access Radio 104.9FM.
Every month he interviews a different person from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) community.
At the station
I showed up at the radio station with Steve, having left publicity-shy CJ happily ensconced in Steve’s home cinema with Steve’s partner and housemates. (CJ would rather watch the new Star Trek movie than be on the radio any day.)
Steve and I were greeted by Graeme, a retired minister who manages the radio station and does the recording work for Steve.
Then the three of us sat down – Graeme behind an enormous mixing board run by a Mac computer, and Steve and I in front of the two largest microphones on the planet.
Even though it was just community access radio and Steve is a friend, I couldn’t help feeling a bit nervous with that mammoth microphone in front of me.
The audio file is below. Just click on the play button. The entire thing is 28 minutes, but if you skip the two songs and the podcast, the interview is only 14 minutes.
Could you tell I was nervous?
Note: This interview took place back when I was still calling CJ ‘Rick’ on the blog. So when you hear me mention ‘Rick’ it’s really CJ! Read about the name change here.