But in radio, there can be no long pauses...even though the host may have no guest on for up to 30 minutes, you, as the host, have to continue to talk, fill air time, remain enthused, until commercial break or guest or caller arrives.
But it can be enjoyable also. Radio, when good at it, can be much more rewarding than a blog.
There's more electricity you get from interacting with real live people, than the interaction you get from blogs.
Radio is like static, blogging is more like dew, wet morning dew left over from the night.
But you have to have the personality for it...and 15 minutes in reality can seem like an eternity if you have nothing to say, no passion, no ideas.
It's not as easy as it seems...but I'm trying to get back into it. Cause you can meet wonderful people by doing so....and some rotten apples to, but at least while on air you can squelch them immediately, or they you.
It's just more fun.
To be continued...
Last Edit: Feb 6, 2014 19:22:32 GMT -5 by X factor
Talk radio may be 'hard' as above post said nearly 4 years ago...(wow how this forum board has history to it...wow)...
But hard or not, I'm back into radio, and why not around here as much as I use to be, in that radio, online radio, much more stimulating...the cast, and personality of this board, here, has basically been transfered to amfm247.com
Radio or Podcasting, is just more fun...yet to me old style forum boards like this still serve a purpose...in that sites like twitter and FB are so phony now, where people's posts are 'shadow banned' by heavy handed moderators...(oddly enough that use to be the issue with forum boards and is what ultimately made me create this site)
I like this site 'as is'...so don't feel sorry for me...I like it 'as is', and so do others who come here to read...it's a silent quiet Mansion of thoughts.
Large empty echoing rooms of former sentiment, life and ghosts...a special place indeed...
With this ghost revisiting, now and then, just as ghosts do.
If not into radio or broadcasting, or Podcasting, I doubt any of this will be of interest.
But like anything else it is, has been, a growing experience.
Especially when learning on your own, but technology has really changed things, has really made it so anyone can create on cloud based radio station, with scheduled shows and all.
In the past, as well as now, most people create a show, pre record a show, or some platforms allow you to go 'live' and simply pay station for air time.
Stations usually charge in 'block time'...30, 60 minutes ect...can be between 50 or 200 an hour, depends on size of station and whether celestial or stream or online.
And what they're basically doing is charging you time to appear on their station.
But if look behind the scenes, one can create their own station, upload as many shows as you want, or music (if have proper licensing) for less a month than a few hours on established station.
Sure, the established station is more established, but they had to start from scratch to, we all do.
So the key is learning how to promote newly formed radio station, cloud based radio station.
And instead of getting say a few hours a week on anothers station, you can re air your show over and over again, and schedule it multiple times, and between shows, they have whats called 'DJ's that fill the time, like generic DJ's...(I'll share more about this later)
And the good thing about having own cloud based station is can continually air your 'stuff'...don't have to wait for specific paid for air time on another's channel.
And since it's your station can mix up production, music, talk radio, documentaries, story time, theater, ect...your mind is your limit.
And most, if not all, stations come with audio players and widgets and plugins and more...I'm still learning about all this myself.
And many give free trials.
Thing is is I've been producing shows for around 2 years now, my productions sucked at first, audio sucked, cause I was self taught, but now quality can compete with any professionally paid show on TV or radio.
But it took time, I mean if learning this was a 4 year college, I'd be sophomore right now, I've got production down to a T, only limited by time and energy sense only a side thing I do.
But to graduate up to Junior and above, I must, owe it to self, to learn how to run own station, how to program shows myself and so forth.
I mean school is only fun as long as keep progressing, same with every day life and hobbies we have.
I mean it can be scary, cause always easier to allow others to do it for you, but that mindset is what has hurt me in the past, to just sit back and let others 'do it', and take the easy route.
Anyways, here's a link to how to create own radio show...
Sadly, response on this site has kind of been muted (the zone), cause the few times people did respond it's like they were retarded or something.
Or would just leave some 'add' or code or ect.
Not sure what's so difficult about commenting on subject presented, but I guess many find that difficult and can't resist dropping some stupid add or something, so responses have been muted as of now.
So it's more of a 'blog forum', for thought, and nothing more, the internet has sure changed a lot since this blog forum first began. It's like a catalog of thought that has endured through many years, seasons, of life.
And it's still around after many others have faded.