My name is Mairéad (it rhymes with parade)! I’m stoked to be interning for Elvis Duran and The Morning Show!
If you had told me a year ago that I would be interning for Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, I wouldn’t have believed you. Every Tuesday and Thursday I wake up before the sun does. Then I make my way downtown, faces pass as I’m Z100 bound! Being a Radio Intern means that our work day begins around 5:30 AM. Which I thought would be the death of me but it’s turned out to be surprisingly do-able. I’m convinced that's because I get to work for such a FUN radio station! Within the first few weeks of this incredible opportunity, I have met and worked alongside the people I’ve been listening to for years! I get to work with the best in the business and my favorite part of this experience, by far, is getting to know everyone here. The whole Morning Show is just as fun and outgoing off air as they are on air. I love joking around with Yaritza and ranting about tacky holiday decorations with Web Girl Kathleen!
I’m not used to the casual run-ins with celebrities. I’d love to know the secret to keeping your cool when they just waltz through the door. I have had a few interesting encounters with a few celebs that I now claim bragging rights to the following:
- I was graced by a photo opt with The Fat Jewish (Coolest. Guy. Ever. Seriously.)
- I told Dua Lipa that I loved her shoes (She was so thankful for the compliment!)
- I thanked P!nk for helping me rebel (I used to be obsessed with Missundaztood & I’m Not Dead)
- I grabbed a cup of coffee for Andrew Lloyd Webber (Memory, all alone in a starbucks)
- I acted as a magician's assistant for Piff The Magic Dragon (I GOT TO HOLD THE TINY DOG IN A DRAGON SUIT)
Currently, I’m a Senior at William Paterson University where I’m majoring in media production and minoring in comedy and theatre. I’m also the Music Director at the school’s radio station-- Brave New Radio. Recently, I was talking to Brody about College Radio Day. He asked the other interns and I to submit audio files of our own college radio shows so Elvis could play them during a segment! I didn’t realise I was on air (I was in class) until my mother called me screaming “THEY JUST PLAYED YOU ON Z100!!” I must have checked the On Demand website a billion times before it was up. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Elvis mention me and play my voice! It was so surreal.
Click HERE for College Radio Day Audio
I’m beyond #blessed for this experience. Being able to work with this extraordinary group of people has been nothing short of a dream come true.
Can’t wait to see what’s next!
~ Intern Mairéad
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