Let me start off with a little background here. My high school, back in Hudson, Wisconsin, had it’s own radio station, well; it had a radio station that played over the school P.A. system before and after school. I was allowed to do shows when there wasn’t anybody else available to be part of the show. At the time, I was allowed to have people on, and play whatever music I wanted. Now, I actually only did three (3) maybe four (4) shows, and I loved it. It’s been something I’ve always wanted to dip my hand back into. The problem has always been that I’ve never had any connections at any studios or radio stations.
A few weeks ago, I was talking to one of my friends back in the States on Facebook and he was telling me about how when he was younger (maybe in his 20s), he used to do a mock radio show where he would do all kinds of crazy things, and he would record it all to tape.
I suggested that he try podcasting, and that sent my mind to working back to how I’d always wanted to do get back in to a type of broadcasting my own radio show, and I thought, “HEY! WHY NOT!”. I started doing some research and found it’s not really that hard to do. I started getting excited and started planning.
I’m really excited about this. I plan on doing a show once a week, which shouldn’t be too hard. Since the shows will be once a week, from the research I’ve done, they should be between thirty (30) minutes to an hour long. One of the things I did learn though, was that I cannot play music like I did at my radio station at my school. I mean, I can play music, but I can’t like play things like Mötley Crüe or Metallica or anything like that. I would have to actually play pay for the rights play their music, and that is way more than out of my budget. What I can do though is, if somebody gives me permission, I can play their music on my show and talk about the artist/band and make sure everything is copyrighted to the right places, which is not a problem at all. Also, I can have any guest I want on my show for any reason at all. I don’t actually have to follow any guidelines of any corporate entity, well, not right now any way. If I make it big and/or get sponsored, that might be a different story, but I don’t see that happening any time in the near future. To go with that, my guest can be from anywhere in the world as long as they have Skype, because I have learned how to add a Skype call to my pod cast.
I plan on making my first show this weekend, and most of my shows will be just me talking, and if any of you know me half as well as Tracy does, you know that I can easily talk about something for at least thirty (30) minutes, and if I know about that topic, well, look out, I can talk for ages and ages about it. Hahaha.
To access my show, the best way would be to go through the website Dom Dumais and have a look around. Now, if you go there now, you will get a coming soon page, but it will be live here in the next week or so.
Now this won’t get in the way of my karate, I love that too much to give up on it, and I’ve come too far to even think about giving it up. This is just something to do once a week for fun and see what happens.
Well, that’s all for now. Make sure to keep an eye out for my show. I hope to hear from you all soon.
Always Remember: You’re never too old to try something you’ve always wanted to try.
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I’m a co-founder of Northlands Fantasy and co-founder of The Northlands. I started Northlands Fantasy in 2004 with Kirk Hennessy and Daniel Stein. In about 2008/2009, Tracy and I started The Northlands, which started off … [read more]