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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.

Nuts and Bolts

Here is my current update and where I am. I am getting more information for interviews than I am getting for covering an actual games. I am still not 100% sure about how I will present things but I have put together the syllabus for the show. I have 6 parts of the show and I have a time frame of 40-50 minutes. Using twitter I am able to see the games for the upcoming weekend but I have to figure out how to present the game to the listener. In addition I would like to design a formula that gives more of a substantial result as what band beat the other. Chris Jones and I talked about this years ago when trying to put together a battle of the bands, we wanted to determine a winner by a panel of judges based on variables that we come up with. In addition ESPN has created this new QBR rating to give a better formula than QB rating, so I thought the same here.
The parts of the show are as follows:

1. Intro
2. news\game recaps
3. Interview\Education
4. Game Previews
5. emails
6. Conclusion

The intro and conclusion will be a total of 5min but the other segments I would like to fill 10-12 min each. I would like the podcast to last between 35-50 min. News and Game recaps will be information from any hbcu that is worth mentioning, then we go into the recap of the weekend’s games. This will be based on reports submitted from a correspondent at the individual game. We will discuss the formula used to analyst the two bands and what opinion was given as to who won the battle.

The interview and education will be an interview to someone who is doing something in the community. I will come up with questions to conduct the interview and will allow the name to spread about what the person is doing and how we can help. Very important to have good guests for the current students college or high school but to make more parents aware of what is going on.

My 2 most recent selections for interviews only have little to do with bands but more to do with people who are providing a service to our community. First is Maleta Wilson who went to Bethune Cookman and runs a black college tour so that California black children will have black educational experiences since no black school resides in Cali. This is a great service and giving her an interview to spread this is essential. The next are two of my frat brothers that have put together their own fishing show! I think that this is a great service to spread fishing knowledge but another way to spread interest in our community. Hanief Saterfield and Anthony Taylor have a show that was recently on Fox cable.

Game previews will be listing all the upcoming games on Thursday and Saturday and make a prediction of who will win.

Emails will be what people are writing into the show about, suggestions, debate of the formula, etc.

Conclusion will be me signing off. Giving an inspiration quote for the day and last-minute reminders, and shot outs. I will asking for more feedback about this setup and/or about anything else to get this show on the road. Please follow this blog or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

Ready to Go!!!!

On September 7th I found another new toy other than twitter and that is skype. This application allows you to talk and see the person over the Internet connection. Through other research we are able to record the conversation through Audacity and after listening to the playback makes me very excited about our dreams and doing something that will not only make a difference but something we love. Be sure to look for podcast along with this blog in the future. The format, episode title and description will be posted as well. Any ideas or comments please, your feedback is valuable.