Radio Show Tonight!

Yes, Virginia, it’s time for another edition of Ye Olde Radio Show!

The big button above (or this link) will take you to my radio show profile page.  The show will go live at 10pm Eastern time tonight.   Click on the big-ass button above or click the link to stop by and listen in! At 10pm, a “Click to Listen” button will appear on my profile page there and you can click that to stream the show live.  Or, for the adventurous, you can call in and talk to me on the air. The call-in number is:

(646) 915-8720

That being a New York phone number (and definitively not mine), long distance charges may apply. However, there should be a “click to talk” button, which should in theory allow anyone with a microphone connected to their computer to click the button and talk to me directly over VOIP free of charge.  I think that’s how one of my callers did it once, so that seems to be working A-OK.  I can have up to 5 callers on the line at one time.  I’ve never had it cap out, but hey, that’s a good potential problem to have, huh?

As an aside, in the interest of full disclosure, anyone who calls in will have their phone number pop up on my little host switchboard.  (The Click-to-Talk people pop up as calling in from 000-000-0000 if memory serves.)  I swear on my honor as a Virginian, I have never written down or otherwise saved the phone number of anyone who’s called my show, and have no intention of doing so.   I figure anybody who wants me to have their phone number knows my email address and can give it to me explicitly.  But I wanted to be completely above board with this, just on the off chance that somebody wasn’t entirely comfortable with the idea that I might see their number.  End aside.

When 10 rolls around, the chick with the snooty British accent will say “BlogTalkRadio!” and then yours truly will be drawlin’ on the airwaves.  Like last time, I’ll also open a chat room window for those who are interested – but I’m not sure how much attention I’ll be paying to it.  My guess is that the more folks I have on the line, the less time I’ll be watching the chat window.  But I am just winging this whole thing, after all, so whatever.

As a side note, the show is scheduled for an hour. That means that, as I understand it, when 11:00 rolls around, the “Click to Listen” button goes away, the listening window goes dead, and nobody else can call in.  However, anybody already on the phone will still be good to go – and the show will keep recording until I hang up.  Even though nobody can listen live, it’s still being recorded for the archives. In other words, if we’re having fun, the show can run long.  I’ll have a Coke with dinner to help make sure I’m awake for it.

The topic on deck is just generalized discussion about fall, although I imagine there’s a good chance Laura and I will end up talking about our joint trip next year to the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP!  WOO!  We don’t have to stick to either topic, and anybody that calls in gets the chance to help determine the direction of the conversation, so let that be a mini-bribe.  If I don’t have anybody with whom to bounce stuff around, I’ll probably exhaust “autumn” in about 10 minutes and end up gushing about motorcycles for the remaining 50.  So, you know, in case the bribes don’t work, there’s a threat.

It’s important to add that if there are any problems with the show, check here for updates.  If any technical snafus pop up, I’ll post up here.

Hope to hear from some of you tonight!


4 Responses

  1. I am usually out and about when Friday evenin’ rolls around, but I am feeling a tad beat up today so I might just be around to pop in and say ‘hi’ to all ya’ll.

    Sorry you missed us; but with the technical difficulties it may have been less frustrating that you didn’t get the chance!

  2. I might not be able to stay for the whole thing, but I’ll call in at the beginning and hang out for a while!

    So sorry for the technical difficulties, L! 😦

    I’ll do another show sometime soon so we can talk GP. I can’t do it this week though – in-laws are coming in. 😛 We’ll work it out!

  3. Hey, thanks MTAE for calling in and rescuing me; sorry you had technical problems Laura; I think at least some of them were on my end. We had a couple of brownouts here right as the show was getting started, and MTAE was having trouble calling in at first.

    Finally, MC Nation, thanks for checking in – after the show went off the air I was still in chat and talking away before I realized you’d logged out. Doh! Next time, I hope. Moto-talk in November as the season winds down, perhaps?

    Thanks, everybody! See ya next time!

  4. Hey! I know this isn’t a relevant post or anything, but I am just about to watch the Estoril GP, (just doing the warm up lap!) and I just watched an interview with Colin Edwards, and god he seems like such a nice, friendly, down to earth bloke- I was so impressed! Hey! Ben Spies is going to Motogp and Toseland is going to Superbikes- interesting!!
    Stoner’s back tonight, starting from third- should be good. Feel very unpatriotic when I want Rossi to beat Stoner. Please lord!

    Just wanted to ramble- thanks for listening!!

    I am hoping like hell that Edwards goes into the commentary box whenever he retires. He’s awesome. If you’re interested, you can check his “Tornado Warning” column over on the Indianapolis web site – usually amusing!

    By the way, the race was broadcast for you a full 9 hours before it was broadcast in the States, you lucky devil.

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