Chickens in the Road, now in living sound! Jean Snedegar from West Virginia Public Radio came out to the farm several weeks ago to interview me. The program aired yesterday morning, but if you missed it or don’t live in West Virginia or adjacent states with access to WVPR, you can listen to it online and the program will also be repeated this weekend on Inside Appalachia. (Links at the end of this post.) It was really cold that day and we were just out from under being iced in, so she should get hazard pay for braving our road to get here.
She interviewed Annabelle. (Hear Annabelle sucking her bottle!)
And she interviewed the chickens. (Hear Mean Rooster crowing!)
It’s different being interviewed for radio–it was interesting, fun, and a little nervewracking. There’s a whole production about the sound. First of all, the microphone is kinda intimidating if you’re not used to it. The kids had to be silent. No TVs. No slamming doors. The microphone will pick up everything! 52 was outside hammering something. Outside. I had to ask him to stop because the microphone was picking up the hammering from inside. Then sometimes I had to stop if there was a sound issue and repeat what I just said. (Like I remember what I just said!) I was nervous. I’m lucky I didn’t start talking about my underwear. I’m talking about my underwear now, aren’t I? SOMEBODY STOP ME.
Oh, and there was an attempt to interview Clover, but she declined to comment.
Later, she explained: “I will not appear on the same program with a chicken.”
You can listen to the interview here at the West Virginia Public Radio website. They did a really cute job with the sounds and the music–thank you to Jean Snedegar and West Virginia Public Radio!
The interview will also air on Inside Appalachia this weekend. (Saturday at 6 am and Sunday at 6 pm.)
If you’re new here after hearing about it on the radio, check out the Chickens in the Road Sampler and sign up for the newsletter! The Chickens in the Road Newsletter is packed with lots of fun extras. Go here to register and subscribe yourself to the mailing list at the same time by checking the “subscribe to mailing list” box when you register. Once you’re registered, you can also post on the Chickens in the Road Forum. Thanks for coming!