Last Sunday night the Tillamook Cheese Loaf Love Tour arrived in Sacramento. After a long day I went to bed a tiny bit anxious. My alarm was set for early (5:30am!) to head out the next day to make a morning show appearance on ABC 10 Sacramento & Co. representing the Loaf Love Tour. Not only was I going to be on TV for the first time ever, but it was going to be LIVE TV! I kept thinking to myself, “What if I mess up? What if I stutter? What if I forget all the things I tell Loaf Love Tour visitors every day?!”. Needless to say I was a wee bit nervous.
Sunny 7am came on Monday morning and off I went to make my TV debut along with my bubbly coworker Jenn. We arrived early to the studio in our VW Baby Loaf buses and set them up in the parking lot. We made sure everything was extra perfect. We reviewed the material we were going to be asked and made sure we had our facts down pat.
A little later the camera man came out to start setting up and the host of the show, Jodi, soon came out to meet us and learn a little more about Tillamook. She was so kind and her laid back personality immediately put me at ease. I wasn’t that nervous anymore. Pretty soon the producer was counting down and the cameras were about to roll. And then, we were on air! I got asked the first question, “What is the Loaf Love Tour?!” and off the interview went… Jenn and I were asked questions about Tillamook and about our upcoming events for the Loaf Love Tour in the Sacramento area. Jenn talked about our three award-winning cheeses and even held the microphone for a moment because Jodi was eating and loving our cheese so much! At the end of the segment, all three of us had a Tillamook cheese toast! Overall, it was a neat experience and I now have a new appreciation for ANYONE that’s on live TV!
-Noelle, Tillamook Cheese Loaf Love Tour Brand Ambassador
PS – The best part about being on Sacramento & Co. was getting recognized by strangers the next few days as “that cheese girl on TV.” How fun is that?!