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Singing Sanitation Worker

From: WFUV
Series: On the Night Shift
Length: 04:51

On this Labor Day, WFUV catches up with New York City's night shift workers. In this segment, a sanitation worker sings his way through a very late -- or early -- shift. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-0 Intro: While some people wake up to the sounds of an alarm clock or a rooster's cock-a-doodle-doo, some New Yorkers are awoken by the sounds of a singing sanitation worker. Andrew Macchio belts out show tunes and other songs while picking up the early morning trash. Tag: This "On the Night Shift" segment was produced by WFUV News.

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Intro: While some people wake up to the sounds of an alarm clock or a rooster's cock-a-doodle-doo, some New Yorkers are awoken by the sounds of a singing sanitation worker. Andrew Macchio belts out show tunes and other songs while picking up the early morning trash. Tag: This "On the Night Shift" segment was produced by WFUV News.

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A Model Audio Post Card and Mix

Perhaps a model you can use at your station to introduce or reintroduce the value and strength of the audio post card -- content, mix, production, flow -- it's all there.

More importantly, for listeners -- this should provide a real joy, boost and kick. And look forward to the twist at about 2:19.

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Review of Singing Sanitation Worker

Through a light and straightforward approach, this piece places the listener alongside Andrew Macchio on the back of the garbage truck as he belts his way through the streets of New York City. The rotting smell of old garbage fades away into the air and you can't help but hum along with him. The lyrics "I gotta be me" echo throughout, reflecting Macchio's personal ethic that perhaps too few working people consider in their own lives. It's uplifting and well-produced-- listen to this piece right now if you haven't already!

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Review of Singing Sanitation Worker

This is a cute, little piece. The garbage man has a terrific voice and it does put a smile on your face to hear him. The piece feels a little long, even at 3:40, but that’s mostly because he doesn’t have that much to say. This is the sort of thing you don’t even think about, let alone hear.

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