First off I’d like to make it clear that this is just a selfish decision on my part, and not prompted by WOCR at all.
They are very supportive of The Dance Chapel and I have an open invitation to come back anytime! I’ve loved working there and will miss it :-)
I just have a variety of reasons why it’s challenging for me to do on Friday nights. I miss spending time with my family, and I don’t find driving a long distance through blizzards at this time of year appealing. My day job at a TV station can be really crazy on Fridays and make it very challenging and stressful to make it to the radio show on time.
There’s a whole list of pros and cons, but I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time and have finally made a decision that I think is the best for me.
I’ve been doing this for a little while and I feel like I’ve accomplished some things over the years. Now I’m less concerned with being a “professional” and I primarily do it as a fun hobby to share music I love with others. With the advances in technology and changes in the music industry I can do that from my own home! It’s a little less magical, but a lot more practical.
The biggest downside is it definitely wont be as frequent as a weekly show.
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– Carey Jarvis aka “The Dance Chapel”