They said it really loud, they said it on the air on the radio whaooooh, on the radio whaooooh, on the radio whaooooh . . . well obviously I could go on and on, but the lovely and talented Ms. Donna Summer said it for me—hearing something on the radio makes it real: a lot of power there.

Back in 1996 (remember last century?) WJHU, now WYPR, started an essay series called Baltimore Voices that aired at 6:30 during Evening Edition. Producer Lisa Morgan groomed a bevy of 12 or so writers, training them not to spit on the mic and other such skills, who offered everything from political commentary to comedic stories. It was a very exciting five minutes every now and then for each of us who got to say it really loud, say it on the air on the radio Whaooooh.

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