September 12, 2011 @ 16:07
It's amazing. With facebook and twitter and all other forms of social networking its almost over-whelming how there's a consistent cry from the masses about wanting something different from radio.
I've received literally hundreds of e-mails and messages over the past two or three years from people who are looking for something more scoped and designed to their specific tastes.
Well listen here, the product can be created but "you" need to support it. We now have the simple technology and delivery systems to make it work from the production side but people need to commit on the receiving side.
Spread the word; faithfully download to create some viable numbers for advertising. In the case of Humble and Fred Radio, the service will be free, but you'll also have the choice to support it financially.
How would you like to buy a Humble and Fred share? An actual certificate delivered to your computer that gives you special privileges. Like weekends at my trailer or golf lessons from Humble.
Essentially, put your ears, and money if you wish, where your mouth is.
These are the things "you" are going to have to do if you really want something different in Toronto and Canada.
First a radio show, and then maybe a radio station - a station that doesn't need millions of listeners to be viable. Only a few thousand (several thousand actually) - but we guarantee, it will be a kick-ass radio station that will never ever have a serious "Hollywood entertainment report."
Instead, we'll mock the shit out of it all - with absolutely no restrictions - hear that, no restrictions!
And we promise not to make you sit through a bunch of songs you don't like, just to hear a song you do like. You can program your own music, I'm sure you already are, Humble and Fred Radio will look after the talk side.
Delivery systems are changing at a meteoric pace and we're on the verge of being able to receive on-line content anywhere, any time. Soon car radios will have the ability to stream and you'll be able to listen to exactly what you want when you want.
It's all pretty exciting, and all very doable. But we must work together. Humble and Fred Radio doesn't have a big radio conglomerate behind it, so we've got to do it the new way, the fun way, the viral way.
Now, without sounding any more like a politician lets me leave you with this. Like any venture a business plan must be developed, a financial forecast must be considered and proper execution is a must and that's what we're doing right now. If this is going to be done, it's got to be done right.
I would ask that on your own particular facebook and twitter networks that you ask you're your friends to support Humble and Fred Radio.
And this includes any former Humble and Fred or "Spirit of Radio" listeners who have done well over the past two decades and are looking to "support the arts."
Florching is an art.
I mean it, the work starts now. Please spread the word, it's vital in reaching the next step.
Thank you, and good day. More details will be released daily.