Radio Show Tonight!

It’s that time again, people!

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?

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 may skip my workout to help stay awake for it, and I’ll have a Coke with dinner to make sure.

There is as yet no set topic, and none of you buggers have submitted any ideas.  I’ll probably recap my Thanksgiving and invite y’all to do the same – and/or talk about Christmas traditions and so forth.  Last year’s show about that was a whole lot of fun, thanks in good part to Beej and her Polish aunt stories.

If she’s feeling awake enough, Laura and I still haven’t talked about our joint trip next year to the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP. (WOO!)  We don’t have to stick to any topic, though, and anybody that calls in gets the chance to help determine the direction of the conversation, so let that be a mini-bribe.  If nobody helps steer the conversation, then you’ll likely get treated to a good solid hour of our typical rambling evening conversation, and in that case, all bets are off.

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!

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4 Responses

  1. Hmm… who is this “Laura” of whom you speak? 😉

    DIDN’T I JUST TELL YOU?

    Hansel.

  2. Han-sel? Hans-el?

    (I’m sure I screwed that up, but I’m not as cool as you guys.)

    Actually you pretty much nailed it. 😀

  3. I am skipping open mic might…I’ll try to pop in…

    Sorry to hear you’re skipping, but you know I’m glad to have ya!

  4. dangit, I missed it. I want to get the next one.

    It’ll be January 7th at 10pm Eastern! 🙂

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