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Break on Through: Remembering The Diamond

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The studio light would blink. I’d answer the phone, expecting a buzzed request for Metallica or Aerosmith. “KDDX, this is Dan.” “Dan. This is Diamond. Tighten the fuck up!” Click. In a radio studio the phone never rings, but the light is always blinking. Nighttime radio is great. Broadcasting from the Black […]

Podcasts

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When podcasting emerged in 2003 and 2004, I was the right person at the right place in the my life: young, broke, and ambitious. I co-created and hosted a show for many years, and watched the medium explode, then quickly fade. Initially podcasting seemed to define flash-in-the-pan tech. The medium was hip, then hyped, then forgotten in the span of about 18 months. Many – myself included, for a time – were disappointed, and moved on to other things.

The KoPoint News Hot Clock

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Originally posted on KoPoint:
The KoPoint Soundboard and Clock Each week KoPoint works to iterate and improve our audio product. First we built the infrastructure (January, Febuary), then we built the studio (March). Next we produced and released shows (April, May). In late-May and early-June we bagan recording live-to-tape. This…

KoPoint Shows, Season One

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A few thoughts on the first few weeks of producing KoPoint programs, via KoPoint Shows, Season One. KoPoint just accomplished one of our first major content-focused goals. We produce shows in ‘seasons’ of six episodes. Yesterday The KoPoint Comic Book Show reached episode 006, concluding our first successful season. Co-hosted by Jeff Newelt, Jon Lazar, and myself KoPoint […]

KGO Dumping Most Local Talk

Very interesting indeed… erikschwartz: KGO radio in San Francisco, one of the last radio stations in the US that actually produced a large amount of programming is dumping all but one talk host in order to be 24/7 news. 24/7 news likely means people in a studio reading wire service […]

The Future: Laws To Live By

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Hi there. Over the past few days I’ve contemplated composing a number of ‘what traditional media can learn from the web’-type posts. I left my traditional-media comfort zone not to pursue a new job, but rather to create content that I believe in. After scrapping a number of justifiably snarky posts, I realized that I have little desire to linger in the past. Instead I will marginalize negative feelings in favor of tightening my future focus.

Coverage: Voices of September 11th

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Along with the @abcnewsradio team I helped to cover the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. I manned the social media ‘desk.’ Using a Google Voice number, followers shared short audio memories of September 11th. I pruned and edited the audio submissions then uploaded each to Soundcloud. During the ceremony I […]

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