Tired from late-night fireworks and a whole yard full of barbecuing friends and family, on July 5 Will and I drag our selves (actually, I’m the drag queen; Will has the unflagging pep of youth and energy drinks) up to Lisa Morrison’s studio space in the 6th Floor of the PacWest Building, 1211 S.W. Fifth St., Portland. We are there to be interviewed by the Beer Goddess herself, for her radio show “Beer O’Clock.” Lisa, running a temperature that day, tried to reschedule her interviews, but was unable to do it. We are sealed into a soundproof 10-by-6 foot space around which germs could easily move. Lisa greets us, a bit green around the gills, and assures me she is not contagious. “Famous last words,” I say.
In the studio, I sit behind Lisa’s engineer and watch with amazement as she transforms her low-energy sickliness into a radio personality. Her introduction is downright vivacious. She interviews Rick Like on the Pints for Prostate fundraiser as lines squiggle and lights flash across the screen of an impressive bank of recording equipment. And then, it’s our turn. We are asked to tell the world about our new publication, the Oregon Beer Growler. Will talks fast, I try to translate for him, and in a few short minutes, it’s all over. We’ve been interviewed by the Goddess.
You can catch our show today, at 3 p.m., or in a month or so online at http://beergoddess.com/beer_o_clock. I’ve listed the radio stations on her network, in case you’ve been living in a cave and haven’t heard the show. It’s a great place to tune into each week to catch the news about the growing Oregon craft beer scene!
Beer O’Clock is part of the Radio Northwest Network! Here’s where you can find Beer O’Clock:
KXL — 101 FM — Portland , KWRO — 630 AM — Coos Bay , KLOO — 1340 AM — Corvallis, KWVR — 1340 AM — Enterprise , KPNW — 1120 AM — Eugene, KFLS — 1450 AM — Klamath Falls, KCMX — 880 AM — Medford, KACI — 1300 AM — The Dalles , KTIL — 1590 AM — Tillamook, KYRS — 88.1/92.3 FM — Spokane.
-- Blog by Gail Oberst
Stories from the print edition of the Oregon Beer Growler.