Here is my interview with Astra from Astra On The Air from 92.3 AMP Radio NY and listen to her in the afternoon from 3pm - 7pm.
1. Where you from and where did you grow up?
Born and raised in NY!! I was born in NYC, and grew up on Long Island and now I'm back in NYC!
2. What inspired you to become a radio disc jockey?
I was a child model growing up, so being in the public eye was something that I truly enjoyed doing. My passion was to do television, however my big break came when I was working at a radio station, so I went with it...and the rest is history.
3. What is your favorite/ and worst part of radio and your job?
Everything about it is my favorite! There's nothing bad about it! I mean where else can you listen to music all day long, and talk about your favorite celebrities? It's like a win/win!
4. What is the best/ and worst thing that happened to you on the radio?
The best thing is being able to touch the lives of your listeners through your stories. It's always great when a listener comes up to you and relives something that you spoke about on air that clearly touched them. Sometimes I may not ever remember what they are talking about, but apparently it struck a chord with them that they wanted to re-live it with me.
The WORST thing that has ever happened is every radio persons nightmare - DEAD AIR! Ugh! No one ever wants to be "that person" that has dead air on the radio station...but it happens to the best of us.
5. What is your favorite song?
That's such a hard question to ask because it's forever changing. With all of the constant music coming out, it seems like we have a new song every week! So it wouldn't be fair for me to say which ones are my favorite today, because my answer may change tomorrow.
6. Do you get to meet any celebrities and which ones are your favorite?
Always! Doing interviews are one of my favorite things! Over the years, I've spoken with pretty much every big pop star out there! You're welcome to see tons of my celebrity photos on my facebook page - www.facebook.com/astraontheairfans
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7. Was there any celebrity you met that changed your impression about them once your met them?
Everyone always goes into meeting another individual with some preconceived thoughts. From the bad press they may receive, to the encounters they may have had with fellow co-workers, everyone always has an opinion of someone (celebrity or "regular" person) I try not to allow those things to get in the way with my own encounter of a person. Just like you and I, celebrities have bad days too and maybe we get them on those days, or maybe we get them on their good days, but there have been many instances where I've met someone and they weren't very nice, but the next time I met them they were the sweetest person ever...and vice versa. It happens.
8. Where you want your career to take you in 10 years?
I am hoping to add television to my repertoire because I have always had a passion for being an on air television reporter - preferably in the entertainment industry. I'm not saying that I would leave radio, I would just love to add TV to my daily duties too!