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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby OperaTenor » Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:38 pm

Originally posted by Alterego:
Must be all that hardware you are wearing when singing opera! ;)
Careful how you put that.... ;) :p
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby jmfryar » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:57 am

Hmmm...I would think that 'careful WHERE you put that" would be more appropriate...

oh, wearing it...not that...minds out of the gutter!!

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby Novus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 4:41 pm

...con fuoco
-J

Oops - that was meant to follow the comment about Andante changing his name to "Molto Vivace" after a rather heated (get it?) post.

But, on second thought - it could describe "bolero-ing" while we're at it. ("At what?" Donna asks, innocently. "Nevermind," says Novus, embarrassed. "Y'know, IT!" chimes in JMF, childishly. [shudder] goes Novus.)

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby Paul Nieland » Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:37 am

As for the Evening Host, I think this is only a must for the people in the USA and south Amarica region. If its Evening in the USA, then it's bedtime for me here in Europe, and I think that Asia is still at sleep when i go to bed. :roll:

But as I view the Bulletin Board the question comes to mind: 'Are there more listners from the USA then from the rest of the World?'. This is possible ofcourse.

But what I want to say to you guys at B.com is to think about your choice, I find it a great idea, but I don't know what your budget is. Maybe you can invest your money to upgrade your broadcasting quality from 64 kbps to 96 kbps.
This is just an example. But I support B.com in whatever your choice may be in the future.

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby jmfryar » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:53 am

Hmmm...how goes the battle for an evening host? I'm curious as the argument by our fellow international listeners is a fairly valid one...
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby OperaTenor » Mon Aug 04, 2003 6:16 pm

The current host schedule caters mainly to the Eastern time zone in the U.S. I think that's somewhere between a carryover from the beginning and convenience, unless there are demographics to support having live hosts in those time slots. I, too will continue to listen to b.com and support their sponsors regardless of what they do, as long as they don't change their format and don't cop an attitude. :cool:
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby BenODen » Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:35 pm

I think that the eastcoast centric nature is somewhat driven by the fact that much of the money comes in from Way Too Much Information (WTMI 1490(correction: 1290 AM)) advertizing sold for the AM radio station.

I'm HOPING that the Spam laws create a marketplace for (Limited) email advertizing. It should cost an advertiser as much to email me as snail mail me and I should be able to control how much ad email I get. I'm not fussy am I? BUT, if companies like b.com earn the right to send email as they do audio or print ads, it could be a return to a sane online advertising market and there might be fewer $20 a year nickle and dime 'premium' services.

Ah well, I can dream.

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby imacguy » Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:58 pm

Actually, Benito, WTMI is AM 1290, which I am eternally grateful for because it is how I discovered beethoven.com in the first place - picking up that rare sound of classical music on the AM band while driving to NYC a year ago. (This year's trip, picked up the lovely sound of John Nowacki's voice again!) beethoven.com / WTMI rocks!! :D
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby Nicole Marie » Tue Aug 05, 2003 4:12 pm

Thanks imacguy! Benito, the AM is where we get the bulk of our money from. We stay in business on the dot com because we have local clients. We also understand that our audience is not only in CT, that's why we keep our ads to a min every hour.
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Aug 05, 2003 5:45 pm

Imacguy (that alone makes you cool, IMO), welcome to the pit. :cool:
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby imacguy » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:42 am

Thanks, OT! Looks like a lot of fun with all the topics going on. I'm an amateur bass myself with a church choir and the Salisbury Singers of Worcester, MA. Had the great pleasure of doing Carmina Burana last year. On the topic of the thread, I've never really listened much after HRH puts the flag up, but I'll have to tune in to see what all the fuss is about! :cool:
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:32 am

It really has more to do with us left-coast folks than anything else. When H.R.H. signs off, it's still 3pm for us, but I understand it's just plain business to cater mainly to the source of revenue.
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby jmfryar » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:08 pm

I bet if you took up a collection on the left coast and could come up with, oh...say...$50K a year, they'd get a DJ to cover later shifts (I'm assuming a $30K salary and some benefits)
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby dkm32 » Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:32 pm

Originally posted by jmfryar:
I bet if you took up a collection on the left coast and could come up with, oh...say...$50K a year, they'd get a DJ to cover later shifts (I'm assuming a $30K salary and some benefits)
Benifits? ;) ;) ;)

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby Kevin » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:23 pm

...as I view the Bulletin Board the question comes to mind: 'Are there more listners from the USA then from the rest of the World?'. This is possible ofcourse...
The answer to your question is, yes, although we have listeners in virtually every continent besides Antarctica (we even had someone listen to us way high up on Mount Everest once!), the vast majority come from the US and Canada (about 85% and 7%, respectively). As high-bandwidth Internet connectivity spreads, we expect our international listeners to grow, but for now that's the situation.


...Maybe you can invest your money to upgrade your broadcasting quality from 64 kbps to 96 kbps.
SSHHH! There are talks of something like this happening. I can't say more right now, but just suffice it to say we're always looking for ways to make Beethoven Radio better and higher speeds are one of them.
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby jmfryar » Fri Aug 08, 2003 11:56 am

[quote]Originally posted by dkm32:
[b] Benifits? :D
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:02 pm

Soooooo.....

Not to be too harpy about it, but can we hope for a replacement for Katie as evening host?

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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:04 pm

I was wondering the same thing.

I never really got to hear her, as I leave here at 6 pm eastern time, but those of you on the west coast probably looked forward to her being on.

So. . .any news yet YRH?
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby Nicole Marie » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:27 pm

You've got me until midnight EST! Does that work?
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Re: B.com evening host?

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:32 pm

Really? You stay that late?

Geez!
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