Hey, it works! Pit Stop 1, PLUS making a podcast like radio: Live in one take! So Local Pasco, September 19th, 2016.

Before we get to Pit Stop 1

This MAY be too nerdy for some of you.  Back in ancient times, we used a ‘cart’ tape system to play all manner of programming…Music, commercials, promotional spots.  If you saw a cart tape, you would think it was an eight track, they have the same design.

Cart decks were ubiquitous in radio throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Cart decks were ubiquitous in radio throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Anyway, for months I’ve been making the show piecemeal:  Recording my voiceover ‘dry’, then building the podcast around it in an editing program.  Sounds very smooth…But is sort of cheating, because it isn’t done LIVE like radio.  Well…Now it is.

Broadcast Cart Automation allows us to make 'Live' shows.
Broadcast Cart Automation allows us to make ‘Live’ shows.

You may notice a little variance in audio levels, today…A couple of MINOR timing gaps.  That’s because tonight I rolled out ‘virtual cart’ automation, in a program called “PodProducer“.  It will get sharper over the next few days.  This is the way to go, because it means hours less editing time, every night.

Shot of me, making the live podcast, overnight. Think I have enough screen real estate?
Shot of me, making the live podcast, overnight. Think I have enough screen real estate?

Eventually, we’ll get to a level where we’ll consider making AND airing the podcast live, every morning.


Pit Stop 1!

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On October 29th, 26 music acts (and a few more wedged into existing bookings), and about a thousand Parrotheads, Condo Commandos and Coral Reefers will descend on Gill Dawg, in Port Richey, for music, margaritas, many drinks, and (hopefully very little) mayhem.  Pit Stop 1 is part of an annual trek from all over the nation to Key West, for Meeting of the Minds.  That is an gathering of fans of a musical genre called Trop Rock.

Jimmy Buffett, Bertie Higgins (he actually coined the term), Zac Brown…These are examples of Trop Rock…And there are hundreds of musical acts working week in, and week out, to help you get a little bit of that tropical fantasy life.  In fact, the genre even has its very own internet radio station, called Radio A1A, and THEY will be participating in the event, right here in Port Richey.

Kenny and Lisa, living the life.
Kenny and Lisa, living the life.

Kenny and Lisa Burke from What’s Going On Music Promotions join us today to give us the background and details, and talk a little local action.

Don't worry! The professional promotions staff at What's Going On have this all completely under control!! (Josie, Fred, Lisa and Kenny)
Don’t worry! The professional promotions staff at What’s Going On have this all completely under control!!
(Josie, Fred, Lisa and Kenny)

This is HUGE!!!

The Baboon Room interview with Nikola Danaylov!

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NO SERIOUSLY, WATCH THE VIDEO!

September 22nd, 8pm eastern!
September 22nd, 8pm eastern!

Click image to learn more about Nikola and his AMAZING circle of friends, many of whom you’ve heard of.

~Greg

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