Zoot wrote:Ga i hanner o beint o sudd oren os gwelwch yn dda Aled.
Welcome back to the Forum! Contrary to popular belief we don't bite and we do actually love the show!
When you have a guest in, we know that you talk to them before they come on air and 'prep' them.
How is this done? are they made to listen to the show beforehand to make sure they actually know what they're in for?
I mean, do they realise they aren't going to be in for a 'parkinson' style interview and that it'll be alot more relaxed?
Has this put anyone off? Do some guests really come in with a huge entourage and do you have to deal with Rider Requests?
Siwr, dim problem.
Essentially yes, a large portion of the 'prep' involves the guest hearing as much of the show as possible so that by the time they get into the studio they're as in tune with the show and the general mood as possible.
Without wanting to sound too arsey however nowadays people have asked to come on so the vast majority of guests know the show. I tend to find it's only really the American guests that need training on the show's mood!
Apart from that, I brief them on the audience, remind them of the age group that could be listening - casually drop into conversation the amount of listeners we have
. And remind them of who's who, who'll be in the studio with them, where to sit and the mic and headphone setup.
As for riders, no generally I've found it's more of a myth with the entourage. Saying that of course it's rare we get the real divas as the pr companies know by now how honest we are so they don't give us their more difficult artists as they know we'll rip into them on-air.