Fan mail #1: The listener is second grade middle schooler whose hobby is baseball. He asks the hosts what their favorite positions in the game are.
Gaki-san asked one of her managers to explain to her about the game so the two could answer the question properly. While she was at it, she asked what he thought their positions should be. The manager thinks Gaki-san would make for a good catcher as it’s a position where you can see the whole playing field. Kame, he thinks, would probably be a right fielder — not many balls end up all the way back there so it wouldn’t matter even if she was just spacing off most of the time.
Kame says she’s later going to harass the manager in question with incessant phone calls.
Song: Morning Musume – Genki Pikappika!
Fan mail #1: The listener has something they say they “reeeeeeeeeeeeeally” must tell our hosts.
Kame: (as listener:) “Niigaki Risa-san… Kamei Eri-san… suki dasu. Oh, wait. I made a mistake. I mean: suki desu. Phew, feels good getting it off my chest.” Well, what do you think Gaki-san? Your answer? We were confessed to just now!
Gaki-san: Um… Does this person not kind of resemble you?
Kame: Why do you say that?
That aside, the hosts are thankful — they agree it feels good to be told you’re liked. Kame says her heart is filled with love.
Song: Morning Musume – Ookii Hitomi
The first broadcast got lots of comments:
♪ 30 mins went by in the blink of an eye
♪ It surprised me how your excitement levels were 1/910th of what I imagined (Airi: I guess that’s supposed to be read ‘One over ℃-ute’?)
♪ Oh? She’s not really mumbling that much? (Airi: Oiii~ I’m doing my best not to mumble, you know~)
Airi also reads out a message from a listener who enjoys Airi’s easy-on-the ears voice. The listener also went through a period when they were very much into BoA-san. This was probably about the same time as Airi, as the listener often enjoyed listening to Kimochi ha Tsutawaru. That obsession over BoA-san led the listener to start thinking about studying Korean back then, though the only thing that remains now is a love of spicy foods.
On the topic of BoA-san, besides Airi’s recent choice of Kimochi ha Tsutawaru, Airi also enjoyed BoA-san’s earlier songs such as Amazing Kiss. She also listens a lot to BoA-san’s recent dance numbers, and she’s looking forward to more appearances by BoA-san.
Airi’s never before got a message where someone sympathises with her song selection, so she’s pretty happy. The feeling of how this programme feels like it’s being built together with the listeners is something that she enjoys.
This week’s theme is ‘Songs that blow away the uncomfortable heat‘. There are many summery idol songs, so Airi was in a bit of a pickle when it came to picking a song. But if you’re looking for a refreshing summer song, there’s nothing else but this one:
♪ Buono! – Natsu Dakara ♪
Welcome to the start of Airi’s Potion! For those who aren’t familiar with her, our host introduces herself: She’s Suzuki Airi from ℃-ute, which is a 5-person group under the Hello! Project collective. Having entered the world of entertainment in her second year of primary school, she’s now been in the industry for 15 years.
Well, while she might have been around for a long time, she’s still 22, young and spirited! As well as being an idol in the group ℃-ute, she’s also a 4th year university student, as well as a model for the magazine ‘Ray’. Personality-wise, she’s curious and would like to try out all sorts of things. She hopes that her personality will show through this radio show.
The programme’s title, ‘Airi’s Potion,’ was thought up by Airi herself. She hopes that the topics being discussed and the song selection will act as a potion that heals the listeners – a magical 30 minutes.
For the show’s very first song, we have a song from her group, ℃-ute. This song is a relatively recent release, from their album ℃maj9. With lyrics written by a female university student, Airi enjoys this song, it fits her present situation spot on. It’s also a stylish song, one that Airi hopes that you’ll listen to at a concert someday.
♪ ℃-ute – Urayanjau ♪