@JoelECarlson: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s with my special guest @alexisthompson1 of @MyTalk1071. Lets get to Tweet’n!
Q – #1 As your VIDEO shows – http://t.co/uw94zyS you’ve lived in this area for awhile. How though did you come to work at @MyTalk1071?
Alexis: I answered a job posting online, but for @ks95! Someone from @MyTalk1071 (which was FM107.1 at the time) called
I moved home from Boston; I didn’t know @mytalk1071, but happy I went in for interview, started as a wkend prod
Q – #2 When did you know that you wanted to get involved with radio? Did you pretend with a Mr. Microphone as a kid?
Alexis: Haha! Well, I have always loved radio! I would pretend to be a lot of things as a kid…
a radio announcer, Whitney Houston, an aerobics instructor…I had a radio show in college “Shake Your Can”
There’s where I really fell for radio…seeing & participating in process…my Mr. Microphone was a round hairbrush:)
Q – #3 By the name “Shake your Can”, I’m guessing not a radio cooking show? Dance music maybe? How long did you do that?
Alexis: LOL, no Easy Bake Ovens tips on “Shake Your Can”; we played dance music & talked about pop culture, things on campus
Sound familiar? Pretty cool how it coincides with what I do now
My Bestie Kelly and I hosted and produced “Shake Your Can” for a couple years at WTBU
Q – #4 Your co-host, @JasonMatheson, did you know each other before you started working together?
Alexis: @JasonMatheson and I didn’t know each other before working at the station; although it’s been a long time!
Q – #5 So who or what bright the 2 of you together to do this show? re: @JasonMatheson
Alexis: @JasonMatheson would come on The Kevyn Burger Show on Fridays to talk movies, entertainment; I was Kevyn’s producer
@JasonMatheson Even over the phone we got along! Our PD Amy Daniels paired us with Meredith Templitz to do a show…
That was “Saturday Night Groove”…our friendship grew from there…
Q – #6 Ah! I see. In addition to radio, how has your jump into Social Media use been going for you? Facebook? Foursquare?
Alexis: I have to admit, I was tardy to the Social Media party. My sis signed me up for FB, still have password she picked…
I got on Twitter, I think last November? I’m getting there…still a lot to learn! You’re showing me a Whole New World
I feel like Jasmine on a exciting carpet ride! I don’t use Foursquare…should I?
Q – #7 Glad to help! :) Now to some of your FAVORITES: Restaurant, store, comfort food, TV show, Nat’l radio person.
Alexis: I love to eat at Bar La Grassa, @TriaRestaurant (in my neck of the woods :), Sakura and @dancingganesha
Shopping: Hunt and Gather and Mall of St. Paul for vintage/antiques, for clothes: Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew, Marshalls
For beads (I make most of my jewelry & will launch business soon :): Bobby Beads, @beadhive, @thebeadmonkey…
Cosecha Designs, J Ring Glass…sorry, more bead stores :) I love salty, savory foods for comfort: potato chips & fries
I LOVE Criminal Minds and Law and Order SVU, I’m also a Gleek! For national radio, I like listening to @HowardStern
Sorry, that was a mouthful of tweets and I think I broke your rule of only 5 responses heehee
Alexis: Another great show I think everyone should watch and enterprise reporting at its best: @CBSNews Sunday Morning
@JoelECarlson: @alexisthompson1 I’m a faithful watcher of @CBSsunday. :)
Q – #8 That’s okay. Our 1hr is up, so last question, what professional/personal goal do you want to achieve this year?
Alexis: I want @mytalk1071 to continue to grow (please tell your friends about us), start my own YouTube channel, some TV…
Personally, I want to continue to grow with my husband; we got married last June
He just got an iPhone and now tweets @mistertoro :) He’s a funny one to follow
I want to be a better dog mom to Pacquiao “Pac” named after @MannyPacquiao (@mistertoro and I love him!)
@JoelECarlson: Thank you very much @alexisthompson1 for your time with me last Friday and today on #jectv. Have a great week!
Alexis: Great meeting you! Thank you! Happy Hump Day :)