I am going to try and not over-think this too much. In hindsight, I think the part that got me when we were trainees was hearing some statistic that every caller you got during your show represented something crazy like 100 people who were listening to you but not calling in. So you do the math. With the time slot I had...lets just say lots of lonely people and sometimes the occasional incarcerated soul would call me to make a request. So you can only imagine the nerves I had when you think of that type of statistical number multiplying. Lets just say I tried to fill every request I possibly could...without floating one of the seven deadly words out there into the airwaves. Not cool violatin' FCC and gettin' your station poopcanned, especially as a rookie with a crappy timeslot.
So here's to all the lonely people.
Try and get some rest tonight. And I'll try not to float too many turds out there into the 'sphere' while you're gone.