Deep End Dining on KCRW? What is NPR thinking?!
Evan and Eddie rockin' the mic at KCRW. (Photo: Gina Liu)
My first ever radio interview was fast approaching and I desperately needed to come up with a hook or snazzy salutation to greet Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food”.
Here's a possible scenario. Evan may start off the segment by saying:
Welcome back to Good Food. I’m happy to introduce my next guest Eddie Lin who is a food blogger and extreme epicure. It’s good to have you, Eddie.
I could quip:
Thanks, Evan. How deep is your food?
God, that’s awful. How about?
Thank you, Evan. Take the leap into the deep...end, that is.
Cringe! I sound like a junior copywriter who’s bashed his head into his cubicle one too many times. Just keep it simple.
Evan, it’s nice to be here.
Succinct, to the point and, eh, yaaawnsville. Hmmm, what would Tom Cruise say?
Evan, Evan, Evan, you’re glib.
Pass. Keep it light. Let’s try:
Thanks a bunch, Evan. I’m terrifically tickled to be here.
That’s a little too gay. How about?
That’s actually not gay enough. Alrightee, from the heart.
Thank you, Evan. It’s a real treat to be here today.
Bingo! Exactly the right amount of gay.
Find out what Eddie actually said. If you live in Southern California, tune in to KCRW 89.9 FM on SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2005 at 11AM PST.
From anywhere with internet access, go to KCRW.COM and listen to the streaming broadcast.
If you miss the broadcast, listen to the show archived.
See you on the radio!