I’m glad you asked!
While podcasting and computer-driven radio stations are both efficient ways to deliver pre-packaged content, both mediums lack one of the most fundamental aspects of classic broadcasting… Real-time interaction. Project Friday aims to break the mould of modern, technology driven content delivery and take you back to a time when you could call the local radio station and request a song on the air, have the DJ give you a shout out or win the call-in contest. Project Friday is the delicate balance between modern content delivery and a 1980s primetime radio show.
Project Friday is and always will be a live experience.
Here are some reasons to tune in live:
- Where else can you hear a live radio broadcast straight out of the 80s?
- If you’re not in the chat room during the show, trust me, you’re missing out on at least 50% of the entertainment value. Being able to listen live and interact with others creates a party atmosphere that is unique to Project Friday.
- I take requests, and usually send the song out to the requester. It’s fun to hear your name on the radio!
- The podcast will be delayed two to three weeks after the live broadcast. If you want to hear songs before anyone else, you need to tune in live.
- Only the first two hours make it to the podcast, while the live show can go as long as 4 hours!
- The live audience affects the direction the show takes. While I usually have the first two hours programmed, in hour 3 I may go off on any number of tangents based on audience interaction.
So why make the show available as a podcast?
Another excellent question! Much to my delight, Project Friday has become quite popular among fans of 80s-inspired music. This had lead to numerous requests to make the show available as a podcast from people who due to their timezones, work schedules and other factors out of their control are not able to tune in live. I am making the show available as a podcast for people who fall into this category, although I encourage those folks to get new jobs and/or move to a new timezone.