OUR 134: “Piggy Has The Conch”

Wayne Thompson, Jr.

Sascha Blume and Johnny McKeon welcome 97.1 ZHT’s Wayne Thompson Jr. back to Ol’ Ute Radio. The episode starts out with a discussion of the surprising number of introverts that have jobs in the media. Johnny shares advice from Broadcast Hall of Famer Craig Wirth and his theory of “hiding behind the microphone.”

Blume talks about the success of Adele despite the lack of confidence in her craft and how difficult it is to deal with the vulnerability of being an artist.

Wayne Thompson Jr., Sascha and Johnny all talk about their roles in media and their careers. Johnny is struggling with being authentic on the microphone and on air and Wayne discusses similar situations while Sascha points out that both Johnny and Wayne have to censor themselves in order to perform their jobs.

Sascha Blume shares a story about a football coach berating a young player. This leads Blume to talk about his new found love for BYU Football and shaking Bronco Mendenhall’s hand.

Talks of the recent attacks at stadiums in Europe lead to a discussion about escape routes and the safest spot in a stadium.

The show ends discussing Charlie Sheen admitting he has HIV and the boys listen to clips from when he had his meltdown a few years back.

All this and more on Ol’ Ute Radio.