Back when I was on the air, our station consultant impressed upon me how important it was that I love the same TV shows as the audience. So he suggested that I gush about Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210 each week. We know that that’s bullshit, right? Why can’t I just be me, I would always ask. The audience knows if you’re faking it so your job each show is to just be yourself, hoping the audience falls in love with that person! TJ from The TJ Show, AMP 103.3, Boston doesn’t much care for The Bachelor. He certainly has a working knowledge of it, but we never, ever, ever ask him to fake a love for a show (or anything) that isn’t really there. A few Sundays ago at church, while in conversation, he found out that his pastor is off-the-charts in love with the program. Seeing the opportunity in this, TJ put his pastor on to get all of that energy, which allowed TJ to stake his spot in the conversation while grounded in authenticity. You cannot question one’s honest take on a topic – you can just explore it and look for the opposite (i.e. his pastor’s love of the show) that allows you to stay true to who you are.