There is something that has been really bothering me, and I need to talk about it. This does not occur on a regular basis, but it does happen, and it’s not right. We as Radio Hosts in the public eye are often subjected to rude comments, calls and name calling. This is bullying, and isn’t that something that starting from a young age we are told NOT to do? Then why, as adults do you think it’s okay to do this? I have been called an Idiot, a Moron, told that I sound Dumb, called a B*tch, told that I should quit radio because I suck so much, and the list goes on from over the years. I would like to say that it doesn’t hurt my feelings, but that’s not true. I am a very sensitive person and take these types of comments very personally.
While I was taking Radio Broadcasting in College my teacher told us to develop a thick skin, because we would face criticism, but that’s easier said than done. The comments and name calling hurts. While I realize that certain things come with the job, I don’t think that being bullied should be a part of it. I don’t think anyone, in any profession, deserves to be called a Moron simply because someone didn’t agree with their opinion. Yes, I will say things that you don’t like or don’t agree with, also you may not like listening to me, and that’s fine. Change the Channel. Don’t feel like you need to take it upon yourself to put me in my place and make me feel like a lesser person, I would never show up at your place of work and call you names or criticize your work.
I appreciate everyone for listening to me on the air, and for reading this rant. I love being a part of this community. I am thankful for all the friendships I have developed since moving here from Ontario over 4 years ago. Being so far away from my family can be really hard at times, especially when I receive those rude remarks. But thankfully, the good outshines the bad.
In closing I leave you with a lesson that I am sure most of us were taught as children. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Thank You.