Before it even started this was certain to be a #Situations Thursday like no other – as neither Ryan nor Wanda had ever been part of an on-air proposal in their combined decades at V-103, until now.
So, the morning show producer went to the green room to get Gina – who was thinking the on-again, off-again couple of five years had won a trip to her native island, Trinidad.
She walks in the studio, Ryan and Wanda make small talk for a second, then Trent drops to one knee and pulls out the ring:
“We’ve been talking for a while and I really couldn’t find any bigger way to do this than asking Ryan and Wanda to help me…”
“You are my heart, my soul and I feel like I never, ever, EVER thought that I would be doing this, but Gina”
Really long pause.
And the first thing out of Gina’s mouth? “Oh my God! You got everybody looking at me! What if I say, ‘No’?
Then what Trent? Everybody gonna hate me!”
“My chest is hurting right now,” Wanda sighed.
And by the time this was all over, Wanda would have ran down the hallway to the other side of the CBS Radio Atlanta offices. Gina was applauded by WVEE/WAOK’s operations manager/news director Jean Ross. And among the MANY things Trent shared AFTER he got off his knee, there was this: “I guess this time I’m gonna be the one throwing the ring in the ocean.”
As Ryan summarized: “It is going to be very hard for ANYTHING to top that!”
See why, above.