On the 9th of September the auditions for Nokia Radio One College Champions was held at our college Jyoti Nivas. Not being an avid radio listener I did not know much about this whole contest. But my close friend and to be teammate was over the top excited about it hence I decided there was no harm in giving it a try. There weren’t many teams participating which of course made our work easier but one of the teams happened to be a classmate and close friend. As much as I hated going against them there wasn’t much choice. Our judges were an RJ from the station and a fashion designer. The competition had three rounds wherein we had to talk for a minute in radio format, pitch our own show and answer a Bollywood quiz. We sailed through it all, so did our friends. Throughout this while I was as cool as a cucumber while my teammate was all jitters. Finally it was time for the results, I seriously thought my friend would win as they were brilliant and we’d come in second or alternatively we’d tie. But I was caught off guard when we came first. It was an exuberant moment but I was in tears as I couldn’t help feeling that this would adversely affect our ties.
Luckily for me it did not, as it so happened that my team mate had to back out because of attendance and hostel restrains (that was a blow it was and mighty sad too) and my close friend and classmate became my new team mate (now thank god for that otherwise I would have to back out and then this piece would never have come about).So you see overall ties were strengthened. But once there our friendship, my patience, tolerance levels, principles, individuality, creativity-ALL this was subjected to and put through immense torture. How we managed to save our souls (SOS) and our selves is an unpleasant memory I do not wish to delve.
One extremely pleasant memory that will always remain with me is the two hours we were on air. I can safely say that those two hours have made it to my list of bestest memories ever. We played a lot of music for the city with a little story backing each song-our memories related to the song. We made a lot of dedications too:-).Then we had loads of celebrities endorsing us and asking the city to vote for us so that we could become the nokia radio one college champions (which didn’t really help much but ah well…) and finally we had our links (segments in which we spoke).Our links were hilarious-we spoke about the ‘brilliant’ English few lecturers speak, ridiculous shayari and had a funny take on break ups and exes. Knowing that your voice is reaching hundreds and bringing a smile to their face is in itself a high. It is that kick that I love and crave for…

5 thoughts on “RADIO ONE VISITED

  1. sanaa khan

    yep u did do us proud.. i of all people m mighty proud ov both ov u.. behind every obstacle there's a silver lining.. amazing article.. absolutely love it it ws like i ws at da auditions nd radio station wid u.. 😉 😀 keep it up nd keep sharing ur experiences wid us coz once we r hooked to da z-files we cnt stop.. 😀 🙂 :-*


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