Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The final Punch In! - 40K Radio signing off.
We move forward knowing that we were all witness to an amazing phenomenon. A podcast that went from nothing to rock star status in virtually no time. It had some of the best interviews, access to the industry and visual presence of any US based podcast. They raised the level of sound quality from the 99 cent tinny, dim sounding microphone in the basement to radio level. The live show production level was like a real radio show with clear segments and transitions. They tapped into that FM, talk radio feel better than anyone else. Guys thank you for proving that it can be done. From the live call in show to the podcast, a gaming tournament, Toys for Tots drive, marathon shows, UK specialty shows, after hours bar and even their own drink the show did it all. The only thing missing was their own minidex and that was hinted to early on in the show. Great work!!!
Now what? I chose the title picture for this post from the movie Pump Up the Volume! for a reason. Talk Hard! The movie ends with the lead character being taken off the air after telling his listeners to seize the air. Speak out, let your voice be heard, say what hasn't been said and keep going. This is then followed by dozens of different voices launching their own programs. That is what we are seeing now. There is already a group Freebootaz looking at doing this. I am one of them. Some of us will make it, some wont. But what is will do is keep the dream alive and further 40K.
Spencer, Scott, Chipley, Phil and Jar Jar, Thank you for showing me what is possible. It was a great ride and trust me it is not over, just switching tracks for a little while.