By Jaylynn Buehler
Jaylynn Buehler is the 14-year-old niece of Julie Buehler. She spent the past 4 weeks interning with Julie, attending MLB games, doing NFL research, learning the ins-and-outs of sports media television and radio… here are her observations.
I learned a whole lot being here in Palm Springs, California for 4 amazing weeks.
I learned a lot about how to interview people correctly, how to be productive, how to plan out your day before it even starts, and always making sure you look presentable.
One thing I learned when Julie had to wake up at around 4:00 am is that, she always makes sure she looks awake, being positive, and having a good presentation, so she is ready to perform for KMIR in the morning. Even though this can be tiring she chugs right through it. I have gone a couple mornings, and I am always so tired.
I think, “How can Julie do this every morning?” But it is what she likes to do so it is easy to wake up early and get ready for that day.
After the morning is done with KMIR she is setting up for her radio show. Getting the show rundown done, reading, and preparing her lunch. I learned how to prioritize well because you have so much stuff going on through the day and you never want to forget anything. So she would think ahead and know what was happening that day, and get everything she needed for that day. So I basically watched how she did things the first week I was in Palm Springs.
The second week is when I really started to do intern things. One thing she had me do was write a to-do list of things she needed to get, and I needed to remind her what things from the list she needed to do. So through out that week I really started to know what I needed to do to be an intern.
The following week I got to go to my very first MLB game. I went to a LA Angels game. It was a really cool experience. It was even better because the Angles beat the Detroit Tigers. I really got in to the game, I guess you could say I am an LA Angles fan now. I mean who wouldn’t be? Mike Trout is such a stud. So it was a great night for my first MLB game.
Later that week I got to do some NFL stats for her radio show. She taught me how to look at stats. To me it was actually pretty fun to me. I was already in love with football, so looking at the stat book and seeing my favorite team, The New Orleans Saints, have pretty good rankings and seeing my boy, Drew Brees, has the best stats in the NFC for 2013, made it even more fun for me. So I had fun doing stats, helping her plan her to-do list, assisting her at events, and meetings.
Couple things that surprised me about the media is how much time you are required to give. Julie starts her day at 3 am sometimes and doesn’t get home till 7 pm. Plus, even after she gets home, she still has to do homework for the next day. So being in the media you have to give a lot of time to get things done.
I have taken a lot away from this trip that will stay with me forever. I hope I can come back next summer and learn more and have more experiences with the media. Over all it was a great trip and I am great full I got a chance to come down and learn things that will be valuable in everyday life and in the future.
Julie Buehler hosts the Coachella Valley’s most popular sports talk radio show, “Buehler’s Day Off” every day from 3-6 on 1010 KXPS, the valley’s all sports station. She can also be seen every morning between 6-7am on KMIR sharing the coolest stories in sports. She’s an avid gym rat, slightly sarcastic and more likely to recite Steve Young’s career passing stats than American Idol winners. Tune in M-F 3-6 pst at www.team1010.com or watch “Buehler’s Day Off” on Ustream and KMIR.com for her sports reports.