Tuesday, May 01, 2007

BigDawgRadio – A Very Good Night

Over the past 8 months, BigDawgRadio has been a project very close to my heart. In case you don’t know, BigDawgRadio is an internet radio station that I co-own with two other very cool people. The goal of the station is to provide listeners with a high degree of interactivity, including requests, dedications, and live DJs.

To date, we’ve been plagued by a number of technical issues, but today was a huge step forward. For the first time we were able to get all of our DJs in one room, to talk and discuss the issues, to assign tasks to the various players on the team, and to set a real time table for getting the tech side of the station up and running.

Seeing the team together, working towards a common goal and purpose for the first time, was a really wonderful experience. The team is made up of some amazing people, and I have really been blown away by the ideas they are providing. I can’t help but wonder if I am the weak link on this team, but at the least I have the ability to bring them together behind a common vision.

As of tonight, we have both a plan to address immediate technical issues and long-term technical plans. We have a firm schedule for our DJs that will provide greater coverage, especially during peak times, for the radio station. We have plans to update the website, including adding in a new artist of the month (Cole Blair), links to the chat rooms where people communicate with the DJs, and links to causes the site will support from here on.

In all, it was a very productive meeting, and for the first time in a long time I have a very optimistic view of the future of the radio station. And I’m excited that this station will be a real source of entertainment that can be the centerpiece of a growing online community. This was one of those special days that I’ll be grateful for a long time. If you feel so inclined, come join the fun.

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