Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winnipeg Internet Pundits, And Then This Guy

I've been up to a few different things in the last little while, but I'll come back and yap about the rest of all that later; in a reverse of my usual momentum style, let's run with the biggest thing first.

Intrepid UMFM host and editor extraordinaire Tessa Vanderhart is flipping the format of her show to a weekly panel of bloggers and other internet-savvy types discussing the local issues and civic affairs of the day, with the new-look (new-sound?) program debuting this evening.

She's assembled an all-star cast of local alternative talent, including Christian Cassidy, Graham Hnatiuk, Walter Krawec beginning next week, and Rob Galston pending in the rotation. An admirable assembly of insightful and intelligent people will be pooling their wide backgrounds of knowledge and experience to best express and explain the important developments and trends that shape our fair city -- and then I'm on the show, too! Presumably to balance the smart people out.

Tentatively titled Winnipeg Internet Pundits, the program inaugurates itself tonight on UMFM 101.5 FM from 5:00 to 6:00 PM; live streams are available here, should you be near a computer rather than one of those old-timey actual physical radios. So tune in! Come listen to some of the city's finest minds, plus me, as we work out the kinks and hash out the makings of Winnipeg's finest political and policy panel live right before your very ears.

Tomorrow or the next day, I'll be back to drop some more content on you folks; until then, true believers!


Shaun said...

What prevents great radio shows from producing a podcast at the same time? Is it technical? Legal? Asynchronous communication is where its at.

Colin said...

Very cool...can I drop by and take pictures of the hijinks?
Missed the debut but great to hear it can be heard online. Which is appropriate for a show made up of bloggers.

Bryan Scott said...

I think "Never Surrender" is a pretty good song.

Ben Century said...

It's a good thing they didn't choose me to supply the music for the show, considering how dreadfully awful my blog's jukebox is.