We’re four weeks in, and boy is it fun

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!

Liam

3 thoughts on “We’re four weeks in, and boy is it fun”

  1. Just wanted to add to this, if I may. If you had asked me back in July if I’d ever do internet radio again, I would have said no. That’s how soured I was on the whole thing. yeah, the early test shows were fun and all, but it just didn’t feel right. I had even posted a whole rant on my personal facebook page about how maybe it was time to move on.

    I was surprised when Liam brought up the idea of going weekly again and even more surprised when I found myself saying yes, and honestly, I am glad I did. Being free from the past has been liberating in so many ways. I honestly have had more fun doing this show now than I have had in years and I think that is due to the content and the fact that Liam and I play off of each other very well. Like I said on last night’s show, the main goal is to crack each other up and I think we’re doing a fine job.

    Of course, always striving for more, I want more listeners. Especially now that the show has become fun again. This show has been a great distraction from real life for me and it feels great to just get on and be funny and not be all angry and screaming and yelling and blowing out my voice and being the butt of all the jokes. This is the NHb show I enjoy doing and I want to share that joy with as many as we can. Not to mention that you, our listeners, are contributing great stuff as well and we love that. This is what NHb is all about. Interaction between hosts and between listeners and show.

    Now, let’s blow this thing up even bigger. I join with Liam to say, please, spread the word far and wide and let everybody who would love this kind of radio know we are here. Imagine just how far we can go.

  2. It is really great hearing my best friend Damon on the radio again, but even more it is great to hear him much happier than he has been in recent years. Doing the Christmas show was great, and thanks for letting me sit in with the disabled duo, I look forward to doing it again soon.

  3. I’m glad to find that you’re back, broadcasting. I listened to your show all through high school and would replay them over the years (yes, I ripped them). I just wish I had a complete collection of your original NHB full length shows. Welcome back!

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