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100 Broadcasts and Running!

304417_333112973452902_1444244306_nWe are proud to announce another milestone here at The Marching Podcast Network. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, we will be broadcasting our 100th episode on The Marching Podcast Network: Chop It Up with Joshua Cousin. We are blessed and honored to reach this milestone and would not have done it without the listeners and our entire staff. We also want to give thanks to all the people that have broadcast shows on our network and all the people that helped with each broadcast directly and indirectly.

We want The Marching Podcast to be a series of positive podcasts that help inspire young people to do great things and make a balanced decision concerning the college they choose to attend. It it also for the adults to have a platform to reach these young people and be a positive benchmark for the rest of the world. Our passion is to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). We strive to provide scholarships to help increase the number of scholarships available and create excitement for HBCU’s. Similar to The Cosby Show and A Different World, we want The Marching Podcast to be that beacon of light and prosperity.

Each podcast has helped with the growth of the network and has also helped bring more listeners to a variety of our network’s other shows. At this time, I want to attempt to say “thanks” to everyone. Thank you to all the shows that have broadcast on The Marching Podcast Network, the people that have helped with audio quality and creative presentation, and last but not least our sponsors and patrons that allow us to broadcast during peak hours (please see the list below for more details). Special thanks to Collin Welbon our Director of Editing, who just recently boosted his career by taking a new job editing for a software company where he lives in San Francisco but will still be able to edit our posts. Another special thanks to all the experts that call in and help me host the 90 Degree Show.

Podcasts Shows:

Talking HBCU News with The Reeds

That’s What I’m Talking About with David Thompson and Howard Payne

Medicina with Irene Vizcarra

The Wright Way with Bert Wright

Eight to Five with Chris Jones

Brass WoodSheddin’ with Avery McFadden

Percussion WoodSheddin’ with Kerian Cox

Panelists:

Troy Milton

Marice Bailey

Rashad Watters

Tyrone McCollumn

Vibert Garraway

Steve Johnson

Brian Rose

Garrett Edgerson

Audio Quality and Creative Presentation:

David Thompson – Male voice over, suggested the Blue Yeti

John Pickens – Gave us applications to record Skype calls and suggestions for audio editing

Erika Jones Purvis – Female Voice-over

Jarrett Carter Sr. of HBCU Digest – Listening to his show was the final influence that got us started

BlogTalkRadio University and BTR Support

Sponsors and Patrons:

Howard Payne (Patron)

Liquid Effex Photography

Big Deal Fundraising

Universal Credit Sources

Bandhead.Org and HBCUBands.com

Marching 8 to 5

HBCUNews.net

Block Band Music

Hit Me Two Times

White_on_black_background_512Well, we are proud to make it to another year in this endeavor of making the world a better place. I am honored to have this 2nd birthday and really happy for the future of this blog and our network The Marching Podcast. We are lucky to celebrate two anniversaries per year. May is our podcast/BlogTalkRadio anniversary, and the magnificent month of September is our blog’s anniversary. In May, we posted about our year with BlogTalkRadio as well as updates about our philosophy and how we got to where we are now.

In this post, I want to highlight one aspect of the network: focusing on other people to help build our mission. We feel with the current lineup, we will be set for our programming, and we want to use this anniversary to give you the programming lineup for The Marching Podcast:

The 90 Degree Show

Choppin’ It Up

HBCU News with The Reeds

That’s What I’m Talking About with David Thompson & Howard Payne

Educational Liberation with Chuck Moore

Networking 101 with Maleta Wilson

We feel with our current programming we are covering all ages and providing information about education, life lessons, and entrepreneurship while providing exposure to all forms of higher learning, so our youth can make more well-rounded decisions about the colleges they aspire to attend. In addition, our current programming provides the image of positive scholars and experts in their field while representing the schools they attended. We hope that more people will see these images and will follow in their footsteps for the betterment of society.

Thanks to all the people that follow our blog and shout-out to our editing director Collin Welbon for editing these posts.

Legal Disclaimer for The Marching Podcast

As we continue to grow our business, we learn from our experiences and advice from people that we meet along the way. I am posting the disclaimer below for our records.

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White_on_black_background_256All contents of this site and related podcast are subject to copyright infringement laws governed by both state and federal laws/statutes. No reproduction of any kind, without written consent from The Marching Podcast (TMP) show producer(s) and/or webpage administrators will be allowed. The Marching Podcast (TMP) is not liable for any misrepresentation or unsatisfactory service of an advertiser or makes any warranty of services and/or products rendered from an advertiser. The materials located on this website are for general informational purposes only, and are not intended to be legal advice. No legal advice will be given over the Internet, telephone, fax, or any other mode of communication, as it relates to show producers and participants of The Marching Podcast (TMP). It is the goal of this site and podcast to provide accurate information, but since laws change frequently and may become out-of-date, we cannot guarantee that the information provided herein is accurate or appropriate for an individual’s specific situation. Users should, therefore, obtain professional advice from licensed legal counsel in his/her state before acting on any of the information contained in this webpage or podcast; as all material contained within this site or related podcast shall be considered as for informational purposes only and not construed as legal advice. Any information on this site or related podcast are not intended to be referrals or endorsements of potentially linked entities, and serve as information only. There is no obligation for the producer(s), guest(s), or administrator(s) of The Marching Podcast (TMP) to respond to any messages, and if such response is given, it is done solely as a courtesy. Please do not send any confidential information via e-mail or other available options of message delivery via this site. Please note that by leaving a message you agree that your comments and voice may be recorded, edited and possibly aired along with your first name and hometown in the podcast. Your participation in any podcast episode or webpage connected with The Marching Podcast (TMP) waives and releases any claims you may have against the producers of the show, and is the sole property of the show producer(s) and webpage administrator(s).

Happy One Year Anniversary

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May 19, 2012 was my first broadcast on BlogTalkRadio. The title was “Hello World,” and I believe that it was a 15-minute show. I wrote out what I wanted to say to prepare for my first broadcast; I was crazy nervous, and I was not sure if I was going to go through with it. In most circumstances in my life, it is the things that I am scared to do, when forced through it, I am stronger on the other side. Turned out that the 15 minutes was not enough, and I created another episode the following day to finish what I’d prepared to say. The Marching Podcast was started as a podcast to discuss show style marching, but now it is a network highlighting the positive images in our community and the success of HBCU graduates.

The 90 Degree show is our bread and butter and will be expanding outside of football season to cover more high school battles like the Warren County drum show and the High Stepping Nationals. Medicina represents the spiritual aspect of our network, and we have a health show on the horizon that will be out soon. Woodsheddin’ will continue when our experts are ready to present material, and we will continue Choppin It Up, of course. We want to find a college preparatory show, and a finance show to complete the character pillars of the network.

As human beings, our perception is our reality. Research has shown that the color of our skin does not correspond with intelligence or athletics, but when all we see are blacks in the NBA or whites in positions of leadership, without the proper education and exposure, we start to believe that we are what we see. It’s indicative of the power of the human mind, based on what we accept in our minds, it allows us to carry out certain things based on what we believe to be true. We want to focus this energy to show more minorities in positions of leadership, circumstances in academia, and nurturing and building their communities.

I hope to build a bridge with the Latino community and expose more of them to black colleges, in turn increasing college degrees in the Latino community. I want to inform kids in these tough neighborhoods that it is easier to be a doctor than to be the point guard for the Lakers. The poker tournaments on television always show the viewers what each player has in their hands, and based on the cards on the table, there is a percentage for each player showing the probability of them winning the hand. Today in our world, there are too many minority children playing with a 5% hand because that is all that they see. We want to change that.

I want to send a special thanks to all of the people on our staff at TMP. We appreciate your help, especially out of the goodness of your heart because I cannot provide any monetary compensation. I aspire to give people a standard of life one day, but for now, I want to let you all know how grateful I am for your work and service in the past year. For the month of May, I will ‘chop it up’ with 3 of my classmates from Jackson State that are doing major things, and I will have a special 90 Degree Show on the anniversary day, recapping the past year and getting ready for the upcoming marching season.

Many thanks over the past year to all the people that have listened to the show.

A New Time with Old Aspirations

Thanks to our sponsors that support the show, we have upgraded The Marching Podcast Network to a new membership with Blog Talk Radio. Along with the new membership comes new functionality which allows us to provide a better show to all our listeners. The best part of this membership is the option to broadcast during peak hours of home entertainment. According to the research conducted by Blog Talk Radio, the highest volume of people are at home and in front of a computer during the hours of 7 PM and 11 PM (EST). Currently, we broadcast at 6 PM on Sundays and 11:30 PM (EST) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but our current format creates a conflict on Sundays with the second set of football games and at 11:30 PM most working people are in the bed asleep. So, after some thought, we decided on the new time slot for The Marching Podcast Network. All of our shows will broadcast live at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in March 2013.

Change to Choppin’ It Up

Choppin It Up is currently slotted for Sundays but if we are going to share as many experiences we can each week we should move the interview series to a different night. Currently we broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to Sundays. Tuesdays are currently Eight 2 Five with Chris Jones and Thursdays are set for the Woodshed. We really want to implement a college prep show but that is turning out to be harder than expected but as that comes into existence we will work out the time slot. We believe that Tuesdays are the best day to move Choppin It Up to. The podcast episodes work better for us because the audio is better and allows us more time to get more interviews saved in the can. We will focus more on Sundays being for live broadcasts especially in the off-season. Choppin’ It Up will be back on October 25 with an exclusive interview! Stay tuned!

One idea, one year later

Today is the The Marching Blogcast’s one year anniversary, and we would like thank you for all the support and love. Special thanks to the staff that helps put this all together! We are currently working to set up a ‘Do Business As’ which allows us to operate and establish The Marching Podcast as an entity of business. I am excited about obtaining this classification because it has always been a dream of mine to own my own business, and it is even more rewarding to promote something that is special to me and will help the future generations. When filling out the form, I came across the birth date of the business. I immediately think May 19 because that was my first radio show, but I have been putting together this project for more than a year. So, what date did I really put this in motion? I came to this blog and looked for my first entry, and it was 9-11-11. This is a good date to use as the start date of the business because it was when I published my first post, and it is the same month as my birthday and soon to be the birthday month of my son! Super easy to remember.

We have started our fall lineup with shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we now have six shows for the listeners to enjoy. The shows featuring Darian and Nicole may not come on every month because they are busy with their families and professions. We plan to get the information from them at the very least in this blog and/or connections to their websites. Our marching band battle recap show starts the 23rd of September with the Boombox Classic. We hope to get a good turnout and mold the format of the show. We want people to answer ten specific questions including time for their ‘two cents’.

In conclusion, I want to thank all the people that are following our blog, as well as all of my guests on the show and all the people who are working in this venture. Special shout out to my parents, who not only instilled in me the true value of being educated but also how important it is to educate and help those around me. I am very happy that I am still posting on this blog one year later, and I pray for many more years.

Welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays to The Marching Podcast Network!

Since our content is growing and we are producing more shows to bring to you the listener, we have exhausted Sundays and need to move our operations to a second and third day of the week. After a careful thought process, we selected Tuesdays and Thursdays as the second and third days to broadcast our shows here on The Marching Network. Our time slot for both days will be 830pm pacific, 1130pm eastern. With the birth of Tuesday and Thursday broadcasts we are moving the development series to Tuesdays (8 to 5, DDS, and Blunote) and giving Choppin it Up it’s own day at 830pm pst 1130pm est. We are still looking for a drum instructor and a woodwind instructor to fill in the other  Thursdays.

With the upcoming marching season we want the 90 Degree Show to recap a matchup from the weekend and allow people who attended the game time to voice their opinions. During marching season especially October, we will look to find the best matchups and possibly have 2 90 degree shows in order to cover more battles just to keep consistency and even distribution of contents.

We also want to conduct more podcast interviews. Currently with a 30 minute show it goes by fast and if there is a caller there is less time to bring up topics for the guest to comment on. In addition it is harder to get one person to be available at the designated time on Sunday on a consistent basis. We want to cater to the guest and their schedules so we want to interview everyone twice where one interview is live for people to ask questions and another is a podcast to give out more information about the guest and/or their projects. We have Twitter and email, so if there is a question that the listener has we will make sure to answer it in a reply or in a blog post. We want to cover as much information as possible within the allocated time slot.