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Job Swap: Star 101.9 Radio

Updated: April 27, 2008 07:36 PM

By Paul Drewes & Diane Ako

IWILEI (KHNL) -- You know them as the friendly and familiar voices that help you start your morning off right. But what happens when two night time anchors swap jobs with two morning radio dee jays?

These are the faces behind the voices thousand wake up with every morning. Hudson and Scotty B of Star 101.9, The Bizarro morning show, on from 5 am - 10:30 am Monday through Friday. And these long time radio hosts were about to do something really bizarre.

Hudson warned listeners, "They're here to take over our job, and if they're great, they may just stay."

This morning team really works as a team, to keep their show moving along from current topics to trivia to just plain having fun. But the real reason why they like working in radio? Scotty deadpans, "People bring us food, um, I mean working with Hudson."

Hudson said, "I don't think I could handle a 9 to 5 job. And if you have a thought you can share it, and its not the same thing every day." After a brief pause, she added, "Harassing Scotty, that's always at the top of my list- to see how far I can push his button."

Thrown into the fast paced radio world way early in the morning, Paul and I gave it a go. It seems so simple when Scotty B. and Hudson are behind the mikes, keeping things topical. But some may be surprised to learn that when this team first started they had nothing in common, and they also had thoughts about getting out of this radio relationship.

Over time, they began to appreciate each other as much as their listeners do. Scotty described the time as, "Through those struggles you bond, you grow closer, and learn the other person's heart behind it and not just what they do. I think we've learned to mutually respect each other over time, but it was a battle."

We were also able to battle through our morning show gig, where we learned not to take ourselves very seriously. And we learned that Paul and I aren't the only ones that can push each others buttons!