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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dara on Madmic radio

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I was invited as a guest on Madmic radio, an Internet radio show that streams live every Saturday from 6-8pm at I was so excited, and had butterflies in my stomach hours before arriving at the studio. I knew getting there was going to be a journey...and I wasn't lying! Traveling via bus or train on weekends is a headache in itself (no offense MTA), but coming from Brooklyn to the Bronx was a challenge. I took 2 buses and 2 trains to arrive there. I left my home at 3:30pm and didn't get there until 6:30pm! There was construction at one of the train stations so I had to take a shuttle bus to another train station, and catch a second train the rest of the way. When I got off, I used my phone's navigation to direct me to the studio; only 3 blocks walking distance. Oh and did I mention it was 100 degrees outside? Despite the traveling and heat, I was ever so happy to be at the studio watching Big O and Mike (hosts) talking with guests. I came in during Holla Holla Mocka where Greg Mocker (PIX 11 news reporter and friend) calls in and gives updates about his many trails.

I had a chance to meet and talk with Big O, Mike and Bigg Von, all members of DaMatrix Studios. They offered me great advice on how I can better promote my writing, and take it to the next level. I admire their hard work and positive influence they have on the community. I appreciate them bringing artists, models, entrepreneurs, or anyone who's trying to promote themselves on their show. I was told that they haven't had any aspiring writers on the show. I'm happy to be the first.

Before going on air, Big O and Mike asked me how I felt being on the show. I said, "I'm so excited to be here! I just saw you guys last Saturday on the Internet and here I am sitting next to ya! So surreal!" I've never been on a radio show and felt happy to have this opportunity. Big O and Mike are super cool and made me feel right at home. Being interviewed on air was great. I had a chance to talk about this blog, my writing for, my passion for teaching ESL and being an advocate for adult literacy. I also had a chance to give shout outs to my family, friends, Greg Mocker, my Facebook group, The Mocker Trail Team, and to Madmic radio for having me as a guest. I am honored to have my voice heard by positive people in media, and look forward to more opportunities.

Thank you Madmic radio for making this Brooklyn lady's dream come true. You guys are great!

(left) Bigg Von, Big O, me and Mike

Watch the broadcast here:


  1. Congratulations on your radio premiere performance on Madmic! Great picture! Sounds like you really had to work hard to get there that day. Glad to hear it went well.

  2. Very nice Dara! Sometimes the journey is worth the trip, and what a trip you took to get there! I caught the show and you were great and looked awesome! Congrats on a job well done and for being the first aspiring writer interviewed by them! You're making your inspirational mark in the world my friend! ;)

  3. Thank you ladies! Your constant support and friendship is what keeps me going...and writing! BIG HUGS to you both! :)

  4. Congrats Dara! Sorry I missed it and looking forward to the post.Positive things happen to positive people and you are one positive person. Wishing you all the best in the coming future! Love & Hugs!!

  5. What can I say Professor :) TV, radio. What's next on your trail of something different? Hmm....?
    It was a journey but you made it. You go with your bad self! Congratulations....!!