The idea came to me from my fraternity Omega Psi Phi where we are focused in creating programs for the advancment of our community, inturn the advancement of the world. My line brother AC Campbell started an Academic and Athletic Camp at Ontario High School in Ontario, CA where students would attend workshops to prepare them for college and play basketball in the school gym all in one day. It was an amazing success and from there I wanted to create my own program to benefit the world.
On September 11, 2011 The Marching Podcast was born here on WordPress. It wasn’t called The Marching Podcast then but I did want to create some type of podcast. My first thought was to do somethings with sports and/or fantasy football with my friend Collin Welbon who was also going to help as the editor for all the blog posts. I didn’t know that it would evolve into a podcast network with four different shows, but it started here as a blog to help spread the word about Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Our first post Hello World! explained to the world that me with the help of two of my friends from Johnson C. Smith, Samuel Glover and Steve Johnson, would be making notes and posting our experiences related to band moving forward. In May of 2012, I started broadcasting podcast style using the platform BlogTalkRadio (BTR), discussing topics related to marching band and any updates about my experiences building the network. I picked BTR because I follow HBCUDigest on Twitter and met Jarrett Carter Sr. who was brodcasting his show on BTR and things started to focus in my mind where I wanted to go. With Jarrett’s help and guidance I started the website for The Marching Podcast found a brand icon I could use for my show from a good friend from Nashville Marvin Haywood, started all the social media channels and been rolling ever since. I do want to send a shot out to John Pickens who designed all the icons for the three shows we created along the way. I also want to thank Christy Walker, Rashad Watters, Bridgette Bell and Ernest Stackhouse for being panelists on The 90 Degree Show podcasts. They were with me the longest including the season we did with NBC sports Radio. I have received help from so many people this blog post would be longer than I wanted, but I will say I never expected the love and support from so many people to get this going and I am grateful to all those people that have help me create something where I can give back to all HBCUs.
With all the advances we have made, we are at the point where we don’t need to have a blog in addition to the other platforms we are using to get our message out. We are going to discontinue the marching podcast blog on the 11th birthday of this venture, September 11, 2022. The site will close down and the domain themarchingpodcast.blog will be inactive. We will continue to send out news through social media and all the channels we share our content.
Thank you very much for all your love and support for this network and we will continue to see you on the interwebs as we continue to build for our beloved HBCUs!
Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 11! We are getting to the end of the season and this week we have the SIAC Championship with Miles and Albany State and how this rivalry just got a little deeper this weekend. We also follow up about the connection between #ConcernedStudent1950 and #SilentShowTime from a post with 80 Minutes of Regulation, and more speaking out against administration at Shaw. We also talk a little about the women’s UFC fight, and the hazing video at Alcorn. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. You can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com
Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 13! This week is the one and only Bayou Classic with Grambling State University and Southern University. We talk about the show Friday night and the Halftime show the next day. We also got a chance to see the old Soul Bowl with Jackson state and Alcorn State University. Did these contests have the usual results? The hosts also discuss if it would be best to have a format to follow to award a winner of our Battle of the Bands. We also talk about an article written by a Gary Chambers titled. ‘Why doesn’t Southern Receive Funds from the Bayou Classic Battle of The Bands’ to help bring awareness to the financial side of the event. Who is making the money in these events? Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker and the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. You can email the show at email@example.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com
Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 12! This week is the great Florida Classic with Bethune Cookman University and Florida A&M University and we got a chance to see Jackson State against Prairie View A&M. We also talk about The Eagle Aggie Bowl with North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central and the hosts go into what they really thought about the movie Drumline 2. We also got a chance to see the fifth between Miles and Bama State and a caller gives their two cents about what they saw. Looks like we have our first band in the Celebration Bowl!! We talk about who that band is and the potential opponent they face. What school would you prefer as the opponent this year? Lastly we say what we are most thankful for the upcoming holiday week of Thanksgiving. Tonight we welcome the great Christy Walker. You can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com
Hello Everyone…It has been a great summer and we are happy to welcome you back to the fall for another great season of programming with The Marching Podcast Network. We are happy to announce that starting new this year we are going to broadcast all of our shows live to YouTube. In addition we will keep a day and time consistent for our viewers to expect us to be on the air throughout the calendar year.
THE 90 DEGREE SHOW
The 90 Degree Show will broadcast live starting on Mondays September 3rd at 930pm EST…. The 2018-19 90 Degree Show Vol.1 with Bridgette Bell and Rashad Waters. We are also excited to announce the return of The PrunAlysis Podcast with Rashad in conjunction with The 90 Degree Show this Fall. These broadcasts will continue throughout the college football season. We will miss the Great Christy Walker as a regular on the show. She is going to concentrate on her education but has wished us the best of luck and will be welcome to be a guest or a part of the show if she desires.
CHOPPIN’ IT UP
At the conclusion of the College Band Season (Last Major Battle of the Bands at the end of the season) we will start the most listened to podcast on the network, the interview series Choppin’ It Up at 6:30pm EST on Sundays in the Spring.
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR MARCHING BANDS
In the Spring before graduation we will have our National Signing Day for Marching Band Podcast on Mondays at 9:30pm. Each year we will pick two high school seniors, one boy and one girl to tell us what school they will attend that fall. We will continue to support the students as they attend college so they are able to be successful and earn their degree.
Lastly we will continue our relationship with Dr. Kevin Davenport and our Directors Series Podcast. Dr. Davenport has recently accepted the position of Head Band Director at Simmons College in Louisville, KY but still is part of our family and we will continue to work with him. We plan to broadcast this podcast on Sundays in July at 6:30pm EST
We are excited about the new launch to stream our content live and we hope that you will continue to support the network. Make sure to hit the Subscribe button on our YouTube Channel to connect to our broadcasts!
Welcome to volume 15 of The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we discuss Part 2 of The Honda Battle of the Bands. We talk about The Marching Storm of Prairie View A&M, The Blue and Gold Marching Machine of North Carolina A&T, The Aristocrat of Bands Tennessee State University, The Marching Hornets of Alabama State University, & The Pride of Bethune Cookman University. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. RE/MAX PATRIOTS and BlockUsUp.com Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at email@example.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t
Welcome to volume 14 of The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we discuss Part 1 of The Honda Battle of the Bands. We get a chance to talk about The Marching Force of Hampton University, The Marching Maroon and White of Alabama A&M, and Miles College Purple Marching Machine. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. RE/MAX PATRIOTS and BlockUsUp.com Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t
Welcome back to The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we discuss copyright issues and Tresona, the CIAA halftime rule and band director decorum. Finally we wrap up the podcast talking about Crankfest. Find out what our panelists thought of the event and we ask the question.. is ‘crankin’ good for our band programs? We welcome back Christy Walker, Bridgette Bell and Rashad Watters for another year of the show. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at email@example.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t