… that’s what I want to start.
Let me explain. I have a history in radio. Ever since my dad let me hang out in the studio he was working at in his spare time, I slowly got addicted to music. There’s not a single day where I don’t listen to music and I have a need for finding new music. When I got older, I still came to the studio with my dad, and I slowly got introduced to the tech behind the radio shows, filling in for audio techs when they couldn’t make it for their show, gradually moving towards the microphone.
I had to give that up when I move to Canada, and it sucked, because I enjoyed spending time in the studio, experimenting with loops, beds and seamless crossfades etc. Dad and I even created a few radio ads!
After the move to Canada, I started looking around to see if I could get a gig that had something to do with music/radio that I could do next to my growing web design business, but all positions were either full time, too far away or for a crappy radio station, so I looked into DJing parties etc. Although fun, I didn’t feel like playing Katy Perry over and over.
In comes my next genius idea. This will be the closest thing to radio I can get, I believe. As mentioned before, I have a need for finding new music and especially new talent, so my idea is to create a podcast, monthly at first, that is dedicated to new music from Saskatchewan artists. From there, the sky is the limit. I would like to see the podcast go to a weekly format with talent from all over Canada, but I have to start somewhere..
Now, in the beginning, things will sound amateur-ish, because I’m rusty and I don’t have the equipment for decent audio recording yet, but if the podcast picks up, I’m willing to invest into things like a microphone, professional editing software and things like that to build a small studio.
I have a few formats in my head, and I need help deciding, either by trial and error, or democracy.
- A 1-hour show.
- An estimated 10 songs.
- Event calendar where local talent is playing. Small barn-gigs welcome.
- Some background on some newly discovered artists.
- Occasional interview.
- Music democracy. I will post the music I play in a poll on my website, and listeners can vote for which song(s) they want to hear again in the next podcast.
I understand that there are a lot of genres that I’d be touching here, but I’m hoping to evolve the format so that I will still enjoy what I’m doing and listeners will keep tuning in.
I’m going to need your support. Help me find local talent (from Saskatchewan for now), or, if you think you are local talent and you want your music featured in my podcast, send me a message and I’ll be in touch. Please make sure that I get your written consent (writing a statement in an email should be enough) that I can use your music in my podcast, so that my podcast abides this law.
TL;DR: I miss making radio shows, I want to start a podcast, and I need your help.