People have no idea how hard it is to produce a show, even if just one hour long.
And I've learned 'Live' shows are much easier than pre-recorded shows, wh?
1. With a pre recorded show you have to go back and edit every second of broadcast to make sure there are no 'bugs', no gaps, and make sure audio is correct, and if have any sound effects, have to make sure it's all placed properly, this can be very time consuming.
In other words if you do a 1 hour show, at minimum it takes 2 hours to be 'air' ready, at minimum.
Just depends on segment, and how much layered effects you have.
A 10 minute segment can take up to 40 minutes to produce, just depends, that's why the easiest thing to do is just talk, but just talking can be bland.
My shows are layered with music, characters, interviews, sound bites, and more, and it all has to come of seamless.
Not only that but my shows tend to lean more towards 'entertainment', so my shows are more like watching a TV episode.
Like right now, long day at work (day job), but had to come in and finish up show, just 10 minutes left to fill, but those 10 minutes took hours or maybe hour and a half.
Cause for every segment recorded, have to go back and make sure timing is correct, and so forth....and on top of that have to have 'creative energy' to boot.
You have to listen to past shows to know what I mean, just go to link = thecaigeshow.com/, scroll down, and listen to episodes.
(not all are full show episodes though and a bit behind in updating full show episodes, but the shows at the top will give you feel of what I'm talking about, not all platforms allow for full creative content)
Fridays show, the first of Feb, will be a knock out.
Characters, music, situational comedy and more. My shows play out more like a variety show.
Use to have 3 shows a week, but got to be a bit to much, so now only have a 1 hour show every Friday from 12-1 pm eastern time at wklap.com (Fridays spot)
Sometimes It's like I do the show in vain, but I over come that feeling by realizing first and for most I do, create, shows for myself. You have to really love what you do, be self fueled, or will get very discouraged in this industry.
How else could I come home near exhausted at times, yet produce among best shows on the whole amfm247.com platform of stations.
And I suppose just leaving all these notes behind for some soul down the road who needs inspiration (not that anyone would ever be inspired by me)
But all it takes is one accidental spotlight in the media, that 15 minutes of fame, then the whole world will claim to 'know you'....ye OK.
My day job is like hell to me, especially when it intrudes into my broadcast time, like tomorrow will in that got to go to bed earlier than usual tonight to wake up and go out of town, it's an intrusion into my 'off time', but, but, at least I get paid for it, is why so wish I got paid for when on air, but as of now I do not, it's more like a beloved hobby of mine.
Only fellow Podcaster's or broadcasters would understand.
And like with any profession or craft, you have those who get paid to do what they do, then you have the whole underground ambitious types who do it out of love of craft, and we're usually better at it, but because we're not 'commercial', we don't get noticed, so have to slowly build up a following.
Anyways, I'm tired, have to cram so much into 24 hours, get home, finish show, then prepare lunch, then study map of where going tomorrow, then this then that, next thing you know bedtime, later.
My buzzspout Podcast at thecaigeshow.buzzsprout.com has gotten very few plays, cause forgot to export RSS feed to Podcast directory, will do that tomorrow, where more people will have access to podcasts.
I also suggest people order new debt card 1-2 times a year, it's amazing how many 'leach' payments are sucking blood out of your account, services you've cancelled months ago, even years, still blood sucking money from you, but when change your card number, they all come crawling out of the crevices.
Ahh, I was thinking about it but then was like 'Why would anyone want to see me streaming live?'
There are millions of people who look better than me, are younger, more sexier than I, yet they can't even generate interest or followers, why?
Probably cause people more interested in compelling issues than looks (unless outright into adult crap)
But that aside, in order to generate interest in 'self', there has to be a compelling issue or issues to draw people.
And I'm not sure if I really have any.
Then what happens is ego takes over, you get in 'show off mode' just to get views, and end up, after 3 cans of beer, making fool of self.
I think my time for wanting to be 'famous' is gone and over with.
Also, I think 'fate' does matter, and to me if just put out good product, if meant for fame and hopefully wealth to go along with it, the 'right' person or persons will take interest and elevate you....I mean that's just how it works people.
You could be the most talented person on the planet, but if right person or people don't notice or take interest in you, it's all for not, will simply end up performing at low grade taverns in front of bearded closet males...LOL.
All that aside, my shows are great!, but I'm not connected...but show still developing a small yet loyal following.
It takes a lot of dicipline to produce 4 top notch shows per week, whether anyone else appreciates it or not.
You have to do it for self, or you'll fail.
For one, all free time goes towards show, which = isolation, in that all mental energy has to go into show, to fill time, and that energy can't be spent or drained in casual conversations with others, or long drawn out emails, cause all that takes away from energy or thought that can be delivered in show in the form of theatrics, or skits, ect.
It can be very draining at times, cause the mind needs rest...and if not rested than ideas come slowly.
Entertainment radio is different than talk radio, in that talk radio hosts aren't really entertainers, but they learn to be if want to survive, and Entertainers aren't really talk radio hosts, but learn to be if want to survive.
Maybe one day I'll get a big fiscal break, or maybe not, and is why have to do it for self or will get discourage and give up.