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Goodbye to WordPress

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!

The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 11

 

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 marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com

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The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 14

 

Welcome to the 2015 90 Degree Show Week 14! This week is the conference championship between Grambling State University and Alcorn State University. We also have someone from Grambling that listened to the show last week and wants to address the discussion about the halftime show and about why NBC changed the broadcast channel. We also heard from more people that attended the Miles vs. Alabama State matchup from a couple weeks back and will read the comments that they sent in to us. Tonight we welcome the owner and founder of Block Band Music and Publishing, Rashad Watters. You can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com

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The 90 Degree Show 2015 Week 13

 

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 marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast or follow our blog at blog4.themarchingpodcast.com

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The 2018 90 Degree Show Vol. 15 Wrap It Up B!

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In this episode we recap the 2018 season and discuss the final rankings from the ESPN/Undefeated HBCU Band Blog for 2018.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (1:01:40), Block Band Music & Publishing (32:18) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (1:02:32) BlockUsUp.com (33:03) Smokee Os BBQ (1:03:13)

Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

LINKS: – https://theundefeated.com/tag/espnthe-undefeated-hbcu-band-rankings/

NOTES:

Bridgette End of Year – 2:20

Joe End of Year – 7:15

Rashad End of Year – 18:49

Ernest End of Year – 21:27

Video Beef of 2018 – 25:00

Small School Poll – 34:04

Transparency of the Metrics – 51:50, 1:40:44

Videographer Conf & Popularity Polls – 56:30

Large School Poll – 1:04:40

SC State Recap – 1:09:48

Hampton, Southern, Morgan Shot Out – 1:46:50

Directors Carousel – 1:49:27

Media Team Discussion – 1:52:10

Joe’s 2018 Lighting List – 1:55:00

Closing – 1:58:06

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The 2018 90 Degree Show Vol. 5 ‘Polls and Rankings Again’

 

 

In this episode we talk some news about the Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine. We discuss a good matchup with Lane College and Hampton University. We talk about Jackson State’s Halftime Show from last week and we talk about the ESPN Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings for 2018. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (1:15:20), and Block Band Music & Publishing. (5:19) RE/MAX PATRIOTS (1:16:10), SmokeeOs BBQ (1:16:52) and BlockUsUp.com (59:50) Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

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LINKS:

Zero Quarter Lane vs. Hampton – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lndb0T5Svk&t=1s

Lane Halftime – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubAn-CQLITI

Hampton Halftime – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHkRWhW4Kus

Drum Battle Lane vs. Hampton – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3HHzHgJJYM&t=5s

JSU Greek Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Agfr4NPPhU&t=143s

Undefeated Band Poll as of Oct. 3, 2018 https://theundefeated.com/features/nc-at-and-miles-college-are-the-new-top-hbcu-bands-week-2/

NOTES:

Morgan News – 7:00

Halftime Lane vs. Hampton – 18:00

Zero Quarter Lane vs. Hampton – 36:00, 47:30

Drum Battle – 41:20, 51:15

‘Intensity’ – 44:30, 49:45

JSU Greek Show – 56:48

Greek BreakDown – 1:03:10

JSU Tribute Show? – 1:08:00

The Undefeated Poll – 1:18:35

Do Polls Help Directors? – 1:30:50

Closing – 1:36:25

SHOTOUTS:

Eddie Meet Me on the 50 – 15:07

Killa Kev – 17:03, 39:50

Garrett Edgerson and Chat Room – 54:25

The 2018 90 Degree Show Vol. 4 ‘Sleepin’

Welcome to the 2018 90 Degree Show! In this episode we discuss The Gulf Coast Classic with Alabama AM vs. Southern and we talk about Bridgette’s school Morgan State vs. Christy’s school NCAT. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. Smokee O’s BBQ, RE/MAX PATRIOTS and BlockUsUp.com Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t We hope you enjoy the show!

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The 2018-19 90 Degree Show Vol. 1 ‘Devin Started The Fight’

 

Welcome to the 2018 90 Degree Show! In this episode we discuss the PreSeason Band Poll from HBCU Sports, the announcement from The 5th Quarter.com and the fight with Norfolk and Virginia State. We discuss The Battle of the Bands with Norfolk State and Virginia State presented by Showtime Web and Miles vs. AAMU presented by Vincent Perry. Lastly we discuss the fifth between Miles and AAMU. 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 marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t We hope you enjoy the show!

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