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The day before Thanksgiving I had a chance to stop by the office of Roger Hollis with a mobile production set up and talk to him about running and his new book, the “Running Log.”
The “Running Log” essentially encompasses three elements; running, cartoons, and motivation. Roger has been a long-time runner and has enjoyed both the physical and mental benefits of running. He has also enjoyed drawing cartoons and illustrations for personal enjoyment and for various books.
My experience with Roger has allowed me to appreciate his down-to earth attitude and practical approach to most given situations with a little bit of humor as part of the mix.
I would describe the “Running Log” as a diary of sorts for runners and other fitness enthusiasts to document their progress alongside various illustrations and motivational witticisms authored by Roger. However, you don’t have to go by my
description of his book because you can listen to Roger himself in this episode of HumorOutcasts Radio at the bottom of this post.
You can find the “Running Log” on Amazon and it makes a perfect companion to all of those New Year’s resolutions to get out and to be more active. Roger is also a contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and you can find his newborn presence on Twitter @roger_hollis.
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HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio – Roger Hollis “Running Log”
For generations listening to the radio meant having an antenna. Broadcast radio is under the province of FCC regulations, has a limited and measured transmission area, and all of the airways essentially are part of the public domain. What we normally refer to as print and broadcast media (radio and television) has dominated the dissemination of news and information for most of the last century.
Again, just most but not all of the last century. The rise of the internet over the past few decades has opened many new metaphoric “airways” for a wider diversity of voices to be “transmitted” via internet streaming to worldwide audiences. Furthermore, these new channels are not beholden to the restrictions of the public airways or other terrestrial broadcast boundaries. Welcome to the world of online media.
You don’t necessarily need a computer anymore. If you have a smartphone or a tablet you have access to this new cyber media world both as an audience member and as a participant. Streaming devices in the home are also giving greater access all of the time to growing audiences of both audio and video online media.
Along these lines investment in internet radio and podcasting, both by traditional media entities beginning online diversification and new online startups, is rapidly growing. Style and presentation are also evolving for the better due to the talent base that internet radio and podcasting are attracting. Moreover, marketers are aware that internet enabled automobiles will likely only serve to expand the base of internet radio listeners where almost half of general radio listening takes place.
This January 2018 a new internet streaming radio station, SKO Radio, is hitting the proverbial “airways” from Akron, Ohio. This past week I had a chance to talk with one of the principle owners, Earl McCune. We talked about what internet radio is, how it differs from standard broadcast radio, and what the hopes may be for a new era regarding audio media and internet radio programming.
You can find SKO Radio on Facebook at SKORadioNetwork and on Twitter at @SKORadioNetwork. The website is not fully implemented at the time of this writing but will be online at www.SKORadio.com. In the meantime if you have any questions about being an announcer or a salesperson for the station, advertising, or the programming that will be available you can contact the staff of SKO Radio through the Facebook site.
For your convenience my interview with Earl McCune is available at the bottom of this post. You can also find it on your favorite podcast service under the “Billy Dees Podcast” including on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, PlayerFM, and Spreaker. You can follow my “Billy Dees” persona on Twitter at @BillyDees.
“On the Air” with Earl McCune of SKO Radio and Billy Dees
HO Press – Shorehouse Books “If I Could Mend Your Heart” by Mary Farr
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mary Farr. Her book, “If I Could Mend Your Heart,” deals with the subject of managing grief. This sorrow can be due to the loss of life but also any event or circumstance which heavily impacts our lives. The book is available here on Amazon.
Even though this is a difficult theme this is not a depressing podcast and this is not a sad book. Rather, Mary explains that often times carving out an alternative and positive path in life can be a part of how we manage the trials and tribulations that we all experience.
The podcast is featured on HumorOutcasts.com. For your convenience the interview is also playable at the bottom of this post or for those of you who regularly listen to podcasts it is also available under “Billy Dees” on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and nearly all of the other major podcast/internet radio platforms for your favorite streaming device or mobile app.
Back in June we had a chance to interview Wil 3 about his new book “Heartly God?” for Donna Cavanagh and HO Press.
It was a fun interview to do and I would encourage everyone to give it a listen. Wil 3 gives us various insights into his personality and what went into the writing of his book. If you enjoy writing or the creative process in regard to character or story development then you might find this podcast episode of particular interest. You can find the book “Heartly God?”here on Amazon.
We here at Perfect Media Prods produce podcasts for publishers and various other organizations who want radio quality productions both in terms of content and sound quality. We can produce the program for your existing podcast network and/or include it on one of ours if you wish.
This episode entitled “HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Wil3 Interview” was featured on the “Billy Dees” Podcast which is available on most of the major Internet Radio services including iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Stitcher, Google Play for Android, SoundCloud, and Spreaker.
For your convenience you can listen to it in this post.
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