Atlantic Wave Radio - The History of Atlantic Wave - 200th Special
This is a short history of the show and how it came to be here, celebrating it’s 200th episode.
Before Atlantic Wave Radio came into being I started a show under a pseudonym, Johhny Phonic. This test show lasted for only one episode and I decided to ditch the name and use my own.
Having launched the PromoPicker podcast directory, long before Apple were doing podcasts in iTunes, I took the name of that website for the podcast and the PromoPicker podcast was born. I then started a little music show named PromoPicker Music.
Later I had noticed that there were a number of short videos being produced that needed more exposure, so I decided to start a videocast, this was before YouTube had hit the publics eyes. At the same time I decided to bring everything under one banner, Pod-Star or PodStarMedia as it is known now.
The three podcasts were Pod-Star Radio, a show with some music and podcast promos then there was Pod-Star Video, the video podcast sharing user created videos with a wider audience and Pod-Star Music Radio.
After YouTube had become popular there was little point in continuing Pod-Star Video, there were also alternatives in the marketplace for promoting podcasts so I decided to cease producing Pod-Star Video and Pod-Star Radio to concentrate my efforts on the more successful and to me the more enjoyable to produce Pod-Star Music Radio.
As the name Pod-Star was meant to bring together three podcasts under one brand, there seemed little point in keeping the name, also someone has stolen it and was using it and I didnt have the time or money to fight a big court case. The name was retired, although I kept a more modern version for PodStarMedia.
The new name of the show would be Atlantic Wave Radio. After a while producing the new show there was a little hiccup with various hosting companies and stats being misreported and I lost faith in the show and stopped it because of all the issues cropping up.
It wasnt off the air for long, I really loved doing it and just had to come back and keep going, but instead of hunting massive ratings I was doing it for myself because I just enjoyed doing it. Since then the show gone on today from its initial weekly episode to a daily show and its 200th episode.
Now 200 may not sound much compared to some other podcasts but then I havent been doing a daily show for that long, instead opting for larger weekend shows. I have been able to make it easier to produce the shows and can now fit in over 21 new music tracks a week, compared to the old 6 tracks per week.
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The show is now has a new episode each weekday with the Friday show being an extended version to give everyone something to enjoy over the weekend.
The old Sunday Sleep In show, which plays a more relaxed and laid back selection of music has gone on to become it’s own podcast and although only a week old at the time of writing this the interest has been good and the email response has taken me by surprise, I look forward to this podcast becoming as long serving as Atlantic Wave Radio.
So that is the history of the show, I have included some graphics of the album art used over the years and I hope you enjoy looking back.
I’m now looking forward to show 300 and I hope everyone will join me.
If you listen and you enjoy the show please let other people know about it as word of mouth helps a lot. And while I am not here for the listener figures it is a bit of a buzz for me to see the numbers increase and know I am doing something worthwhile.
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