My first experience with a live radio broadcast was at 16 on "From the Top." I performed for a live audience in Boston, talked about my green Doc Martens, and got some laughs. My last semester at Oberlin (before Paris), I had a 8AM slot on Fridays called "The Globalized Contemporary." It was my first dip into looking at the integration of world music into contemporary classical/experimental music: I played Kagel, John Zorn, and much more. I had a squeezebox show, featuring accordion and concertina in traditional and funky settings. My thermodynamics teacher, Professor Mehta, listened every morning before our 9AM class; I was always 5-10 minutes late, biking over from the student center to the science building.
Lance is playing classical music in the salon today; a string orchestra is a welcome sound at 8AM in TriBeCa, where he (the owner) has an early client. He likes to open early anyway, the door open to the fresh air, lights on. I appreciate him and his working philosophy; it's challenging and rewarding. Here's to you, boss.