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WedgeRadio
Jan 20, 2009


I was talking to the PD at X 103.9 today and he gave me some advice about my specific show.

I hope I can help anybody else.

Also, I am the Host of the Wedge Radio Show and the other guys are co-hosts that have no radio experience.




FIRST: When doing show prep, make sure to have an opinion to argue that is contrary to at least one person on the show. This makes better Radio.

Second: Push to be Proper for your audience. If you say gently caress and poo poo then you shouldn't have a problem talking about eating pussy, this is what he told me, don't be go around saying things when it's uncensored. If it is censored, then keep it that way and watch the content.

Finally: Know your cohosts and their buttons. Push their buttons to get them heated about topics. Take the Helm and make the people in the show MAD! They get upset, then it creates a great radio show because it's real. Even though you might be arguing poo poo that's not what you believe. You're playing a character, you're not you. Make it work.


He is a big talk fan and has been in the business for over 20 years. The guy is appreciative and funny, so he doesn't come across as conceited or like an rear end in a top hat. I hope I help somebody, cause it helped me!


http://wedgeradio.net

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Song For The Deaf
Aug 10, 2006

I HAVE TO USE MY SOUND SWORD NOW.


The only blessing about my underemployed lifestyle (seriously, just TRY to get a full time media gig) is that I can sustain two weekly podcasts.

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

Christ, I envy you in a way. I'm glad I'm employed but for a while I was doing a weekly podcast and I wrote a book at the same time. My job killed that while paying my rent. It's sort of sad. WHY IS THERE NO ARTIST CLASS?

Battering Ham
Nov 22, 2007
OH SHIT! Get down you FUCKS! *KA-FUCKING-BOOM*

This Friday I'm recording a live podcast with a studio audience and all that fixin's. We right now will have 4 stage mics and 1 to pick up audience reaction. I was wondering if any of you had any experience with this and had any suggestions or tips. Even if you have been to a live podcast recording, any advice or thoughts are welcome.

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

I've done a live cast before.

1) It's a lot of fun and there is tons of energy. In my experience, both as a caster and listener, this doesn't necessarily make it more entertaining to listen to. Just something to keep in mind.

2) You do not need a mic to record audience reaction, I would say. It'll be loud enough.

Just my two cents, of course.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



So to add more misery to my misery pile some weird poo poo happened to my feedburner feed.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LouReadsTheInternetForYou It apparently now goes to some lovely dead sites place holder. There is no explaination to be to be had. The feed http://loureads.com/?feed=rss2 is up and appears normal but seriously... WTF... I checked my htaccess, I checked the wp-config. I checked a ton of poo poo looking for exploits. Nothing...

I changed my passwords and everything. Its just very frustrating...

Battering Ham
Nov 22, 2007
OH SHIT! Get down you FUCKS! *KA-FUCKING-BOOM*

The Capm posted:

I've done a live cast before.

1) It's a lot of fun and there is tons of energy. In my experience, both as a caster and listener, this doesn't necessarily make it more entertaining to listen to. Just something to keep in mind.

2) You do not need a mic to record audience reaction, I would say. It'll be loud enough.

Just my two cents, of course.

I will most definitely keep that in mind. When I reflected on a bunch of live podcasts i listened to in the past, I did notice that sometimes the shows felt a little flat. I guess some of the atmosphere does not translate to the podcast listener.

Also, is the live one you did online? I would love to give it a listen.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


King Lou posted:

So to add more misery to my misery pile some weird poo poo happened to my feedburner feed.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LouReadsTheInternetForYou It apparently now goes to some lovely dead sites place holder. There is no explaination to be to be had. The feed http://loureads.com/?feed=rss2 is up and appears normal but seriously... WTF... I checked my htaccess, I checked the wp-config. I checked a ton of poo poo looking for exploits. Nothing...

I changed my passwords and everything. Its just very frustrating...

This is the craziest poo poo I've seen, I've never seen something hijacked like that. Your feedburner feed goes to some placeholder site with 'supermandns.com' at the top of the page...have you been able to get Google to look at it for you? I don't know what they're like trying to fix stuff like that.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Tell me about it. It makes no sense. Google doesn't respond to that sort of inquiry As far as i know. It's like no one is minding the store.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Did a quick google, looks like you've got the 'Pharma hack'

This is supposed to be a fix (got link from Wordpress forums): http://blog.sucuri.net/2011/02/clea...harma-hack.html

Step one says to do a google search for “site:yoursite.com” - I did this for loureads.com and the #1 result is a cash advance thing for your site loureads.com. Don't know if you know but you've got a massive banner spam ad right at the top of your site! I'd get with your web host and go through the steps that site tells you to do...good luck dude!

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Wow... Thanks. I could not figure it out for the life of me. Looks like I have a busy and annoying evening ahead of me.

EDIT: Ok... well it looks like someone did actually gently caress with my site just to gently caress with it. I ran that sucuri scan on loureads and got this

quote:

Malware entry: MW:DEFACED:01

Description:

Site got defaced (hacked with the web page modified). Generally done for fun, political reasons and by script kiddies.

So most likely someone who didn't like what I read or felt I might appreciate it for the "LULZ...." bleh


EDIT 2: Well it looks like this happened a while ago. Like February. Dreamhost was able to find the hacked files. I'm deleting all the unused themes because thats apparently where these jazzholes hide poo poo.

King Lou fucked around with this message at Apr 7, 2011 around 00:43

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

Battering Ham posted:

I will most definitely keep that in mind. When I reflected on a bunch of live podcasts i listened to in the past, I did notice that sometimes the shows felt a little flat. I guess some of the atmosphere does not translate to the podcast listener.

Also, is the live one you did online? I would love to give it a listen.

Here it is. The sound quality is pretty rough. Also, forgive my friend Ryan drunkenly fumbling the theme song.

Also, I don't know sort of venue you're looking at. This was a small practice space where my band did shows for about 30 people.

http://www.deadideavalhalla.com/Din.../Dinopitch8.mp3

ReverendHammer
Feb 12, 2003

BARTHOLOMEW THEODOSUS IS NOT AMUSED


drat... not only did we get a new ep posted, but we have a poo poo ton of extra material to go with it! One hour ep... five and a half hours of extra material so far!

South by Spankwagon Part 2

Descendants of Erdrick

Datapop 5.0

Tim Whatley
Mar 28, 2010

Yeah spike it nice and good


We run a slowly gaining popularity gaming site based out of New England called All You Need and just started podcasting. It won't be searchable for a day or two on iTunes but it's on there. Our first episode is us mainly talking about our weekend at PAX East amongst other gaming related stuff. Thanks!

(All You Need)
http://www.aunonline.com

(iTunes link)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...mp3/id430134714

Lancernemo
May 11, 2009


I just started a podcast with a friend of mine...we suck, but we are finding our tone and learning to be more focused on our designated topics. So without further adieu I give you So Simple. We can be found at https://sosimple.libsyn.com

I am more than open to criticism my set up is pretty amateur so our audio is also crappy sometimes. If you want to give me suggestions on how to fix that, then by all means. Thanks.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


King Lou posted:

Wow... Thanks. I could not figure it out for the life of me. Looks like I have a busy and annoying evening ahead of me.

EDIT: Ok... well it looks like someone did actually gently caress with my site just to gently caress with it. I ran that sucuri scan on loureads and got this


So most likely someone who didn't like what I read or felt I might appreciate it for the "LULZ...." bleh


EDIT 2: Well it looks like this happened a while ago. Like February. Dreamhost was able to find the hacked files. I'm deleting all the unused themes because thats apparently where these jazzholes hide poo poo.

Glad to help! the defacing or whatever wasn't on the site last week, I listened to an episode from the site then, so it only went up late last week or this week. Very happy you got rid of it though - now that you know the root of it, that should solve a few of the issues (although I think the shortened episode thing is/was a downloading thing)

Lancernemo posted:

I just started a podcast with a friend of mine...we suck, but we are finding our tone and learning to be more focused on our designated topics. So without further adieu I give you So Simple. We can be found at https://sosimple.libsyn.com

I am more than open to criticism my set up is pretty amateur so our audio is also crappy sometimes. If you want to give me suggestions on how to fix that, then by all means. Thanks.

We've got a podcast workshop going where we take turns listening to and critiquing each other's podcasts: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3398438 We're on the first round of critiques now, with the 3rd show in the firing line, so there's plenty of time to join in and get yours in the rotation.

e: meant to add that it's open to any goon podcasters - just like the Gooncasts.com wiki pages!

e2: FINALLY figured out the Wordpress theme on the podcast site and got the page links right where I want 'em...and I managed to get the header in the right place, too! I feel much better now http://www.digitalporridge.com/

krushgroove fucked around with this message at Apr 7, 2011 around 22:34

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



krushgroove posted:

Glad to help! the defacing or whatever wasn't on the site last week, I listened to an episode from the site then, so it only went up late last week or this week. Very happy you got rid of it though - now that you know the root of it, that should solve a few of the issues (although I think the shortened episode thing is/was a downloading thing)

The download issue should be all taken care of now. Hopefully the hack is all gone, too.

Battering Ham
Nov 22, 2007
OH SHIT! Get down you FUCKS! *KA-FUCKING-BOOM*

The Capm posted:

Here it is. The sound quality is pretty rough. Also, forgive my friend Ryan drunkenly fumbling the theme song.

Also, I don't know sort of venue you're looking at. This was a small practice space where my band did shows for about 30 people.

http://www.deadideavalhalla.com/Din.../Dinopitch8.mp3

The quality is a little rough but the content is good. It sounds like a lot of the problem was the acoustics in the room. We are using an black box stage in the steel city improv theater in Pittsburgh so hopefully that wont be to much of a problem. Ill post the podcast on here on monday.

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

Battering Ham posted:

The quality is a little rough but the content is good. It sounds like a lot of the problem was the acoustics in the room. We are using an black box stage in the steel city improv theater in Pittsburgh so hopefully that wont be to much of a problem. Ill post the podcast on here on monday.

Some of the problem was my not knowing how to use noise reduction when I mixed it down. People tend to treat podcasts as periodicals rather than how I wish they would treat them, which would be like spoken word cds. What I mean by this is that it's rare someone explores a back catalog because they feel the content must be topical or that things constantly improve. This works well for some casts, like video game podcasts, where things are topical. But for shows like the ones I've done, episode one can be just as current and good as episode thirty. I've thought about going back and remastering everything but I just don't think the demand is there.

Song For The Deaf
Aug 10, 2006

I HAVE TO USE MY SOUND SWORD NOW.


That's something that I'm always arguing with my brother about. He wants Those drat Ross Kids to be more topical, because he's not comfortable talking about himself. I'd rather it be more abstract and personal, because that seems more timeless. We've moved a bit more toward topical stuff recently, and the audience has responded well, but I'm really worried that we're selling out something that made the early episodes great.

That said, I'm really proud of our audio quality, and I'm comfortable that we've reached a point we can be proud of there.

Battering Ham
Nov 22, 2007
OH SHIT! Get down you FUCKS! *KA-FUCKING-BOOM*

Here is the live episode I recorded over the weekend. I blankly stole an idea or two from some other live podcasts I listen to (doug loves movies, etc)for my new game. There wasn't a huge crowd but they actually filled out the room for the most part. The guests also seem to be a little thrown off by sitting 'panel style' with a bunch of people watching them. That being said I'm pretty drat happy with how it came out and the theater wants to have it back again which is always nice.

Live Episode

iTunes

Song For The Deaf
Aug 10, 2006

I HAVE TO USE MY SOUND SWORD NOW.


I just put my podcasts on my resume, since they're a part time job now, time-wise (if not income-wise). Let's see if that changes anything in my job search.

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

Song For The Deaf posted:

I just put my podcasts on my resume, since they're a part time job now, time-wise (if not income-wise). Let's see if that changes anything in my job search.

Let me know how that works out. I am not currently looking for a job but I do put Audacity and audio editing on my resume.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Got my new (to me) Blue Snowball mic today...now I can't wait to test the Skype voiceback thing! ...I have no one to Skype with

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Just wanted to let you guys know that the latest episode of Lou Reads the Internet for YOU! is up

Episode 69: The Discussions of Tea Party Nation

Its another episode recorded at my job and I was coming down with strep throat while I recorded it. That doesn't detract from the quality! I actually used my Blue Snowball that I keep at work. I'm really intrigued with new Yeti Pro and might pick it up. I also bought a refurbed m-Audio mic from a Woot deal. It was a piece of poo poo and isn't fully repaired. Wasn't worth returning.

reflex
Aug 9, 2009

I'd rather laugh with the mudders than cry with the saints. The mudders are much more fun. Hoorah.


I finally found some time to edit the interview I was sitting on! Geez, it took me most of the day.The main topic is explored is "How do I find a job I will love?"

http://thiscdnlife.blogspot.com/201...youll-love.html

ReverendHammer
Feb 12, 2003

BARTHOLOMEW THEODOSUS IS NOT AMUSED


We have another live show on tonight. Trying something new, along with some announcements so if peeps could check it out and give us feedback I'd appreciate it.

http://bambuser.com/channel/Spankwagon

Tim Whatley
Mar 28, 2010

Yeah spike it nice and good


Episode Three was finished last night and we already have something like 50 subscribers? Probably not much compared to you guys but I'm still pretty pumped about it!

iTunes Link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

FizzyJuffoWup posted:

Episode Three was finished last night and we already have something like 50 subscribers? Probably not much compared to you guys but I'm still pretty pumped about it!

iTunes Link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Where are you getting your subscriber numbers from? Is it Feedburner? I have my own RSS feed set up that I don't want to give up and I haven't gotten a chance to sit down and investigate how to do one without the other. I have been looking at google analytics and AWstats through my website and it's sort of a confusing nightmare as far as finding out actual subscribers. The individual files of my shows are accessed between 75 and 200 times during the month they premiere so, if that is an actual measure of how many people are subscribing, you're doing awesome! I'm 17 episodes in.

ReverendHammer
Feb 12, 2003

BARTHOLOMEW THEODOSUS IS NOT AMUSED


Christ, I swear our broadcast computer is trying to make me drink myself to an early grave.

So we picked up a Roxio GameCap box so we could start doing game reviews when the mood strikes us. So our first show using it to review Yar's Revenge (http://bambuser.com/channel/Spankwa...oadcast/1581926) went fine. No probs there.

So with the new Mortal Kombat coming out the week after, we decided to do an off schedule episode to review the game. So we asked a local band that does video game music called Descendants of Erdrick to come in for an interview and help us review the game.

The night before I check the system to make sure everything (three cams and the GameCap) was going to work. Testing went fine... just a couple of adjustments and everything was running smooth.

Thankfully I had the foresight to check everything out again a couple of hours before the show, as for some reason the signal coming out of the GameCap was garbled as gently caress. So i spend thirty minutes trying to straighten that poo poo back out. Finally get it going again before our guests arrive.

So around 20-30 minutes into the ep one of the cameras just decides it's going to take a nap. No reason... just goes offline. Good thing we had three cameras going. But the ep turned out awesome (http://bambuser.com/channel/Spankwa...oadcast/1599574... you might want to let it buffer since I did quite a bit of pre-show music) and everyone had a good time.

But this loving system... ugh. It's going to be the death of me, I swear.

Pig in the City
Oct 7, 2007

That'll do, pig. That'll do.


I've created a podcast that's been going for a little while now called The History of The World.
It's a comedy podcast and I've been trying to get feedback on it.
You can find it at https://www.jamescolley.net
I'd really love to know what people think.
The latest one or The History of America are probably the best examples of how the show should be.
Each ep is about 8 minutes.

How do you check subscribers on iTunes?

WedgeRadio
Jan 20, 2009


Here is a bit of my equipment. Granted, this is my life's goal. I love Talk Radio Show too much.

This is our set-up.
I use 3 MXL 990 mics with shock mounts.
We have 2 Windscreens.
1 Pop-filter.


This is our mixer. It's GREAT having a faders as opposed to pots.
a Pro Style 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Adapter.
and Finally, we record on a H4 Audio Recorder.

My show is my life/legacy.

Also, I'm very lucky that my pals who do the show with me are able to come in 5 days a week. No SKYPE BITCHES!
http://www.wedgeradio.net/

WedgeRadio fucked around with this message at Apr 24, 2011 around 09:04

Song For The Deaf
Aug 10, 2006

I HAVE TO USE MY SOUND SWORD NOW.


What kind of mixer is that? Just curious, because it seems like my gear wish list changes and grows every day.

I've decided to start saving up for a Heil PR-40. God help me.

WedgeRadio
Jan 20, 2009


Song For The Deaf posted:

What kind of mixer is that? Just curious, because it seems like my gear wish list changes and grows every day.

I've decided to start saving up for a Heil PR-40. God help me.

It's a Behringer XENYX 1002B, it's an awesome cheap mixer. It cost $108.99!

Fake Green Dress
Jan 31, 2007


Finally got around to signing up for the Gooncasts wiki, and I'll make a page for Actually Happening once I get approved to do so. I also made a basic little logo for Gooncasts, if anyone wants to use it. (You'll need to add some padding around the edges.)

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Fake Green Dress posted:

Finally got around to signing up for the Gooncasts wiki, and I'll make a page for Actually Happening once I get approved to do so. I also made a basic little logo for Gooncasts, if anyone wants to use it. (You'll need to add some padding around the edges.)

Can't find the PNG file for the logo. Also, did you sign up already for the Gooncasts site, because there's no sign-ups waiting to be approved.

Fake Green Dress
Jan 31, 2007


krushgroove posted:

Can't find the PNG file for the logo. Also, did you sign up already for the Gooncasts site, because there's no sign-ups waiting to be approved.

Ah, apparently in disabling hotlinking to my website images I've disabled it for myself as well, as the file only works when I'm logged in. Here you go:



And I just realized that signing up for Gooncasts was not the same as signing up for Wikidot -- sorry!

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Fake Green Dress posted:

Ah, apparently in disabling hotlinking to my website images I've disabled it for myself as well, as the file only works when I'm logged in. Here you go:



And I just realized that signing up for Gooncasts was not the same as signing up for Wikidot -- sorry!

No worries, it is a bit tiresome to have to sign up twice, but it makes sure that only the serious folks do it (actually I didn't know that would be the case when we started it up)

The logo looks fine, at least someone did one! I'll get it on the site ASAP

Fake Green Dress
Jan 31, 2007


krushgroove posted:

The logo looks fine, at least someone did one! I'll get it on the site ASAP


I wanted to do something basic, as we have a pretty wide range of podcasts in style, scale and subject matter.

When I get a chance, I'll try to write up a basic tutorial on using Wordpress + Podpress for hosting a podcast, too. Most of the guides I found when I was getting started are incredibly out of date.

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Woffle
Jul 23, 2007

And we passed through the cavern of rats.

And we passed through the path of boiling steam.

And we passed through the country of the blind.

And we passed through the slough of despond.

And we passed through the vale of tears.

And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.

Fake Green Dress posted:

Ah, apparently in disabling hotlinking to my website images I've disabled it for myself as well, as the file only works when I'm logged in. Here you go:



And I just realized that signing up for Gooncasts was not the same as signing up for Wikidot -- sorry!

I like it. It'll be on the Season 2 version of my website in a few weeks.

Any one want to take the initiative on the banner ad? I am willing to put some money down and maybe do the administrative part of signing up for it. What I can't do is an animated, catchy image and I don't want to come up with something funny on my own.

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