and so i say thank you. the calls and e-mails to the radio show have been most encouraging.
You ask how long it can last?
Well the arrangement I made with this rather courageous broadcast company was to let me do whatever I wanted (within the framework of professional radio) . That is quite a bold statement in these times of cookie cutter entertainment.
I applaud this radio company for having the knowledge and courage to recognize the need for something different. You may see it as only ten hours a week. I see it as a beginning. (frankly, at this time it's all I wanted to do for the summer months)
Currently I am on Thursday and Friday - 7 PM to midnight. It will last ONLY if people tune in for a listen. In the late 70's and early 80's people often asked me 'how long will it last'. (smile)
If you listen - I will do my best to keep it interesting and entertaining. And yes my tech work was a little shaky in the beginning. However, I think most of that has been worked out in my wee head - finally ;-)
If you like what you hear please pass the word along to everyone. To keep this going and perhaps expand it - there must be an audience. That is just the way it is.
I happen to believe there are a lot of people who want more from their radio...and I am trying to prove it. We live in a time when audience numbers too often are employed to make decisions about the entertainment we get.
So if someone asks you if you listen to the radio you should tell them yes and what - particularly if its radio that cannot be found everywhere. That strengthens our case.
There was a time when we all thought that by building up something we like 'that something' would go commercial. Just the opposite has happened and the programming we loved and may have kept secret - just disappeared.
Some broadcasters just don't know what to do, so they rely on polls and ratings to tell them what to do. Sad as this is - we must start showing those naive ones what it is we really want. This is true for Radio, TV, Magazines/newspapers and some elements of the Internet.
I am back on the air because I have become extremely frustrated by the homogenization of everything.
Make your wishes known and it will really help those of us trying to get changes made.
BTW - they tell me the Internet stream from 94.9 FM will be up very soon.
I have always relied on the audience to show the suits what they want. And I thank you in advance for being there one more time.
You may reach me at - firstname.lastname@example.org