Friday, March 21, 2014

NARN: Decade

Retrospective media alert.  A couple of weeks ago, current NARN host Brad Carlson was good enough to have me on to discuss the 10 year anniversary of the phenomenon known as NARN.   What was it like to be in on the ground floor of the first, all blogger, all volunteer radio experiment?  In short, if it would have lasted a few more years, we'd have been fighting to use the title "12 Years a Slave".

No, that's not true. It was the best of times and Brad does a good job of eliciting some of the old memories.  It's all recounted:  the vibe of the inaugural show; the vicious, premature ending of the career of potential radio star the Atomizer; getting blind sided by Goldie Gopher during a parade LIVE on air the State Fair; Be the Change; ice skating squirrels and bikini ice fishing teams. The stories would only have been enhanced if I was able to enunciate and speak more clearly without constant mid-sentence extreme variations in pace, volume, and tone.  Have I been sounding like that for 10 years!?  Apologies Twin Cities.  But thanks for the memories.

Link here:  Brad Carlson Show, March 2, Hour 2.