Liam here, and I thought I’d take a moment or five to write about this first month with the new show.
I remember pitching the idea to Damon about bringing back the show. I was surprised to say the least that he wanted to do this again. We figured that it would be a good idea to create some sort of internet identity. Back in January and in to February, we did a few test shows to try to see if there was still interest. People seemed to enjoy it, and it’s unfortunate that our schedules took us away from the test shows. I felt to be successful, we had to do the following things.
We had to have a web identity. When we broadcasted our test shows, we used an unrelated icecast server. there was no podcast or central location for listeners to go. It was unorganized to say the least.
We had to have a regular time. Back when we did our tests, we would go on when we wanted to. Though this helped us from feeling like it was a chore, it never helped listeners. “When would Liam and Damon be back?” No one knew until we’d announce it before another show.
We had to have content when we weren’t live. as I stated in a previous post, you have 168 hours in a week, and the show only takes up about 3. Filling that remaining time is important. I think we’re doing ok at that… Possibly?
We had to let people listen on their schedule. Podcasts are important. Not everyone lives on Eastern time. i’m told that in places like Africa and New Zealand, they have computers now. Our numbers have shown that the podcast has been a success. People are listening, commenting, and listening some more.
Getting a domain, setting up all this stuff, and doing our first show was a rush. It has felt like a brand new show. sure it has the same name, but everything feels fresh. Splitting from a network we had spent so much time with wasn’t easy, but a change has done us a world of good. Both me and Damon think along the same lines which makes for awesome radio chemistry. I absolutely can not wait to see what the coming months bring.
Don’t forget to tell your friends, enemies, family, teachers, church members, random people, and New Zealanders about our show. We can talk and talk and talk, but you are the ones who have the power to spread the word. So spread that word! Post the podcast on forums, your facebook, bathroom walls. Tell people about the website. Let’s get people coming in. I want to have to call my web host in a panic to beg for more bandwidth. Let’s make this thing happen!
Here’s to a successful show!