We 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.
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
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
Block Band Music
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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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.
The Marching Podcast Network would like to introduce a new show and welcome a new person to our family, Medicina with Irene Vizcarra. Irene is my wife’s best friend, and I have gotten to know her over the last few years as a humanitarian and a positive force involved in making our world a better place. Irene volunteers within her community and internationally. We want to tell her story in order to help people empower themselves to help others. In accordance with the other shows on this network, we believe that the spiritual component will help young people get through high school and college and help young entrepreneurs to live courageously, authentically and with a purpose.
Medicina, which is Spanish for medicine, is that which heals nurtures and renews. The show explores the ways in which we can be healed nurtured and renewed by LOVE through self-development, self-love and service. The show is for anyone and everyone looking to live fuller, joyful lives of purpose. Love is the medicine that we need to get through the obstacles that may present themselves in our daily lives. Irene believes that love is not only the key element of medicina, but also the key element in true peace and happiness. Irene is also starting a blog on our domain called “Love is Medicine” (loveismedicine.com). LoveisMedicine.com will provide information about her experiences, the radio show, and any other ideas/moments/music/links worth sharing. Loveismedicine.com will be coming out soon.
Medicina with Irene Vizcarra will broadcast on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. (PDT). The radio show will be coming to our listeners in two different formats: One format will include recorded shows where Irene expresses herself and shares her knowledge. The other format will be a live show which will give listeners a chance to call in, ask questions and talk with Irene LIVE. Let’s welcome Irene Vizcarra to the family and welcome her new show Medicina which will premier on April 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. (PDT). Click the link below: