For a bit more than 2 years I’ve been doing a mostly-weekly streaming internet radio show called “grahams’ completely normal radio programme“. Â Since I kept it private amongst a small group of friends, while you may have heard me mention it on occasion, you most likely haven’t listened to it. Â Starting this Monday at 10pm EDT, I’m taking the show public (and legit). Â You can find the details to tune in over at http://radio.dosburros.com/ (which will redirect you to LoudCity).
The format is a commercial-free mish-mash of music I’m into, which crosses quite a few genres. Â I’m live on mic, and have been known to have guests in-studio or over Skype. Â I try to briefly review movies I have seen with the film club. I have real equipment. I have run contests. I have world premiered music. I usually manage to keep technical screw-ups to a minimum. Â I even have a terrible auto-tuned theme song that will get stuck in your head.
As you may be thinking, having all of this going on for an audience of fewer than a dozen people started to seem a little ludicrous. Â So I decided to figure out a way to conform to the complicated streaming royalty system, and ultimately settled on using the LoudCity platform so I didn’t have to do any hard work. Â The only catch is that in order to be covered under their royalty agreements, I need to have all of the links to the stream hosted on their domain. Â Which is why the above link will redirect you from dosburros.com to their site.
Obviously the programme’s web presence is limited right now. Â I’ve been mulling this decision for a few months but the decision to actually pull the trigger and get it done happened while floating on the Party Barge Regency Edition this weekend. Â In addition to the (currently) terrible webpage, you can follow the show on Twitter at @radioprogramme.
The people who have been listening for the past few years have told me it’s a good show. Â I hope you’ll think so too. Â Tune in one of these upcoming Mondays and let me know what you think. Â At a minimum you’ll be able to make fun of me for such a colossal waste of time.