03 December, 2007

I'm a radio star!

Yes it's true! In about 5 minutes I'm gonna be a radio star.

I know...video killed the radio star. And the Internet is killing TV...true that! Oh, oh!

Like I said: in 5 freaking minutes I'm joining Chris Spangle on Fox News radio (insert Scooby's "grooo?" sound here). More precisely, I'll be on WXNT (that's 1430 on the AM dial) in Indianapolis where I'll be talking about the writers strike, how it will effect some of America's favorite TV shows, explain WTF new media is all about, and whether this strike is a sign of things to come in American labor.

You can also stream it live at WXNT, or catch it on podcast later today here or on XNT’s website.

UPDATE: (December 3 @ 6:12 a.m.) OK...that went hella fast! I touched on some points as best I could, but the phone connection kept dropping out which was a little weird (not to mention stressful). Another thing that's funny: I was scheduled for the entire hour, but I think Chris and I only talked like about 24 minutes or something like that. Anyway, as soon as I get the audio for this I'll be posting it on the blog. As they say...stay tuned!


Chris in Atlanta :-) said...

I listen to a podcast of a regular radio program (the Clark Howard show! Yay Clark!) but I've noticed that each "hour" of the show results in about 32 minutes of podcast. The other 28 minutes of each hour is time that they use for news, traffic, weather and of course advertising. So the much-less-than-an-hour you spent probably turned into a radio hour. Strange world, eh? I've heard there's a sort of tivo-for-radio thing that I want to look into, because I never realized how MUCH of my radio listening time is spent on advertising.

Tanja Barnes said...

Hi Chris...yeah, the Tivo-For-Radio device you're looking for is called an iPod. ;-) I listen to a lot of NPR programming by dowloading it on mine. And the shows I like are much shorter in podcast format. Although in the world of NPR, I think they call it "underwriting" instead of "advertising". So instad of a music and sound fx with an associated product you get an announcer speaking a few lines. It's still advertisting, no matter what they call it. But I have to say when it's underwriting, it doesn't seem as disruptive to the content I'm listening too.

Chris in Atlanta :-) said...

LOL the limitation of "iPod as Tivo-for-Radio" is that (unless I've missed something) you can only get podcasts of the shows that are turned into podcasts by their producers or whoever. Sort of like waiting for a new TV episode to become available to watch on your chosen/compatible viewing device. But some of the radio programs I'd like to be able to listen to, are not podcasted. And even Clark Howard's podcasts (yay Clark Howard! ;-) are delayed two days from the broadcast date.

The advantage of Tivo for tv, as we know, is that you can record it when it's broadcast, and view it at your convenience without ads and without having to wait for it to be made available on the internet.

I've heard that there is something similar for radio, where you can actually record the program yourself as it's broadcast, and listen later. I've seen something called a Skado that is supposed to record internet-streamed radio programs.

This is all a digression, however. In my earlier comment, I meant to say - congratulations on becoming a radio star!

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