I’m going to do another commercial for Premier Subaru in the morning. The morning part, ugh! I’ll enjoy making the spot. I really enjoy this TV thing.
I always wanted to be on-the-air, even as a kid. Back then TV wasn’t a thought. I didn’t look or dress like someone on TV!
I wanted to be a disk jockey or (and don’t ask me why) to be a live booth announcer (they were live then) doing station breaks and show opens.
I sometimes listen to old radio shows and fast forward to hear the announcer do the closing credits. No need to listen to the show. The announcer was all I wanted to hear.
I hope this isn’t giving away too much, but I was a broadcaster before I was a weather guy. I became a meteorologist because there’s little on-air demand for someone just being Geoff. I am very good at being Geoff.
I took 53 credits as a grown-up with a family. It was different than going to school the first time. More important.
There are a million places for you to get the weather. For you to watch I’ve got to add something you can’t get elsewhere. That thought is constantly with me.
When I’m on-the-air I work to entertain the people in the studio. Tough crowd. They see TV being made every day. That’s my challenge. If they’re happy you’re happy.
God, I hope so.
My job is just as good as I thought it would be when I lusted after it as a teenager. I know few are this lucky. I count my blessings.