Even thinking about writing the next words makes me want to jump back up and continue my happy dance of a few moments ago. Who is coming here, to Halifax, to a small classroom in the J-school at King's, but the host of CBC's radio one's Q, Jian Ghomeshi. It just so happens that Q is the only CBC show I really get to listen to anymore at all, and Jian Ghomeshi is kind of a CBC rockstar and I'm kind of a CBC fangirl... well, you get the picture. Apparently, I'm such a fangirl that when I told Sarah excitedly that a famous journalist was coming to the J-school, she actually guessed correctly. I would however, like to clear up (mom) that I am not the head of the Jian Ghomeshi fan club, but I am on the exec.
In other CBC-related news, we had a guest speaker in our Lecture class, a CBC radio business reporter named Jennifer Henderson. She did kind of a cool thing and basically made a job for herself at CBC. She has an interesting story, which I enjoyed hearing, except for the pounding headache I had. Monday is a weird night to party on, but that's King's style.
After the lecture, I went over to talk to Jennifer Henderson about taking a tour of CBC Halifax, something she mentioned at the end of her talk. We ended up chatting about my interest in working in radio, and she gave me her business card and suggested I call her after the election to figure out a tour. She also gave me advice on how to get to where I want to go (ie, CBC). I'm going to actually work on joining CKDU, so I can get some radio experience under my belt. If only I had a spare second to give.
So now I have a CBC Halifax contact. Hurray! Now I need one at CBC Ottawa so that I might get myself an internship in third year...