This is mostly for the benefit of @geekyjules but I’ll put it out there for anyone to read, not like I’m hiding any big government secrets here.
About three years ago a friend of mine was starting the wheels in motion to get a radio station at his college: Indiana University Kokomo. He was hoping an FM license would be possible, but settled for a web radio station for now. Anyhow they got their station set up, loaded in some music for an auto-player, and started recruiting people to do shows. Since my wife was actually a student at the school for a time, she started her own show, and one week I filled in for her. After that, I asked the station manager, the same guy who was responsible for putting the station together in the first place, if I could have a show. This was in February of 2011, and since then I’ve done about 25 shows.
The focus of my show is generally comedy and novelty music, much in the way of Doctor Demento. The goal was always to push it into something with guests and so on, and have it be a little more talky and a little less musicy, as the few times I’ve had someone to co-host with, it’s always been a smoother ride.
For some examples of bits of my show, we’ve had “Some Contestants May Receive…”, an announcer-style reading of items you wouldn’t want to win on a game show, and “consumable of the week,” where a mystery item is provided to me for my consumption and I talk about it for a bit, and follow it up with a song about food in general. I’ve also done brief poetry-reading style bits of “Excuses,” a publication I’ve written off and on for a long time.
So my questions are thus, Ms. Jules: Do I sound potentially useful to you, what do you need someone to do, can it be done from afar, and… uhm… so on.
Please and thank you,