I neglected to mention what I’ve been up to the past few weeks and the radio (and now podcast) I’m apart of now. We’re called The Lost Dial, my comrades are called the Lost Dial Crew… or The LD Crew… or just the crew…
What are we about? Well, anything newsworthy or worth talking about. We aim for the morning drive style of talk radio, giving you news and fact in an informal and amusing way. We have our opinions and we aren’t afraid to voice them. The show was conceived from the leader of the crew, Mike D. He’s joined by co-hosts C-Loss (Chris) and myself. Our producer is Carolyn who sometimes joins in on the banter. She’s often heard in the background either laughing or throwing in witty remarks from the couch or anywhere else around the studio. Pete and Sharon the Cougar give us charity news every week, and Haley gives us local music reports.
The show’s grassroots of The Lost Dial come from our graduating class of Connecticut School of Broadcasting. We had to do a talk radio show for one of our finals, we enjoyed it so much, we decided to keep it going. Actually, it’s one of the perks of being a graduate at CSB and it’s encouraged for potential employers to check us out and maybe hire us for a radio station outside of the school.
My job, besides being a personality, is board operator and social network contact. I share some of those duties with Carolyn, but for the most part, I’m making sure we have a presence the internets. I admit I haven’t been doing a lot of tweeting with our official Twitter @TheLostDial, but I’m hoping to change that now that we are getting a bigger following.
One of the jobs I’m most proud of is setting our show up as a podcast. Even as I type this, I’m waiting to hear if iTunes will accept our humble podcast in their immense stable. But in the meantime, you can download us over at PodBean (and coincidentally, subscribe until iTunes includes us in their store).
So please, take a listen to the show! Like us! Be a fan! Send us feedback! (We’ll give you a shout out too!)
Damian, Pixie, Sterling Silver
Check out our morning show. This was our talk radio final at Connecticut School of Broadcasting. We produced everything… everything you hear except the few songs that we play, we created. Join me, Sterling Silver, and my fellow co-hosts Pixie and Damian as we talk about current events and whatever else that pops in our head.
Part of the morning format is to include weather, traffic, sports and news. We don’t do a tradition news report since that’s one of the many things we talk about. But listen for Pale for weather, Farmboy for traffic and concert report, Mike D for sports and Flaco for urban news. Ogre, our board op, also interviews local artists the Steve Dunn Band. Sorry to disappoint, but our “contest” was made up, but they are a real band and they make good music.
Click the link and/or download the show itself. I’m working on a better way to stream it so here’s the best I can do for now. You can also check this out on my new Tumblr too.
The Morning After Radio Show
So tell me what you think. Would you listen to this every morning? Did you listen to all of it? And did you know which commercials I did?
Farmboy, Mike D, Orge, Pale
This is for Radio Shack, that lady who just made a return, and everyone else out there who ever bought one of those iPod/MP3 player radio transmitters for their car and it never seems to work properly or get clear reception. I know and feel your pain and I’m here to hopefully help.
I’m calling out Radio Shack and that customer because I overheard them making the return transaction while I was shopping for semi-related audio tech. She complained she couldn’t get a clear station anywhere on the dial. The sales associate agreed and said how Connecticut is filled with radio stations that are used. I wanted to jump in and suggest or recommend a few stations I found success… such as 107.5 FM. Generally, the low end and the high end of the dial is where you want to tune your transmitter to. In fact, a few of these transmitters only have those settings. You’ll get the least interference and the clearest reception with those stations. But I did not speak up and butt in with this insider knowledge. I felt that would be rude. Plus maybe she just needed the money back for something else. Or maybe the one she bought just really sucks.
But I know sometimes these transmitters do just suck. Sometimes it’s not loud enough. Sometimes all you get is static regardless if the station is free. And sometimes the most expensive isn’t the best. My lone tip isn’t guarenteed, but maybe it’ll help somebody in the future when it comes to purchasing or getting your transmitter to work properly. I’m not telling what station I use so no one jams my station. (Not that its a big deal, but I now use 87.9.) But play around with the transmitter and radio stations available. And what works for one transmitter may not work for another. So don’t get too frustrated… unless of course the device you bought really does suck. Sorry.
This is DJ Sterling Silver signing off.