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Weekend Overnight Guy: My first blog!

Weekend Overnight Guy: My first blog!


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Before I get into anymore details I figure I better make a formal introduction for the three or four people who will be reading this.

My name is Chase Lauritsen (pronounced LAR-it-son) but because I work in the radio business, the cool thing to do is change your name to something more interesting, hip, and easier to pronounce. For example, you don't think radio personalities like Casey Kasem and Ryan Seacrest were born with such great names do ya? Of course not. Kasem was born Kemal Amin Kasem and Seacrest was born John Renold Aufenstein. So, ever since I was 14 years old I decided that when I landed a job in radio someday I would go by Chase Alan. Your next question might be, how did you come up with the name “Alan”? It happens to be my father’s name and it was given to me as my middle name. So, now that we got that out of the way, I proceed. I was born in Salt Lake but spent most of my childhood in Phoenix , Arizona . My wife and I moved to Utah back in August 2005 after we both decided we had had enough of the scorching summers in Phoenix . I officially started working at KSL Newsradio in October 2006 as the weekend overnight producer. But, thanks to my co-worker Jon Dunn, everybody knows me as “Weekend Overnight Guy”. So, that is how I came up with the name of my blog. So for this weeks blog, I decided to give everyone a little history on blogging. Now, I must admit, I have caved and given in to something that 100's of millions of people all over the world are already doing. Blogging! That's right, I said blogging. Count me in because I am into it and this is only the first time I have posted. This week I decided to blog about blogs, if that is possible.

Below are 5 things you need to know about blogs:

1) A question many people new to blogging tend to wonder is how the word “blog” came about. The word “blog” comes from the word “web log” but instead of calling everything a “web log” the word was shortened to just “blog”. 2) One of the first bloggers (people who write or maintain a blog) on the internet was Matt Drudge. Drudge was one of the first people to break the story on who would be Bob Dole’s running mate back in 1996. Drudge also gained popularity as one of the first people to report President Clinton’s love affair with Monica Lewinsky.

3) If you were to google the word blog it would return about 1,060,000,000 different links to blogs on the internet.

4) If you are interested in creating your own blog, feel free to check out www.blogger.com, www.myspace.com, or type blog into Google and find other website's where you can create your own blog.

5) The great thing about creating a blog is anyone can do it. Whether you do it as a hobby or you plan to make money from it someday.

Until next week........

If you have any thoughts or comments please feel free to post them below.

"Weekend Overnight Guy", Chase Alan can be reached by email at: clauritsen@ksl.com

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