Let’s go back to The Less Desirables Podcast Network for round two of “Getting to Know the Scorp!”
So the second show that came about was a concept that a buddy of mine, Chad Nance, and I thought would be a good idea. We still think it’s a good idea, we just haven’t tweaked it to the point of perfection, yet. Is that a bad thing? No, I don’t think so. We’ve played around with some formats and some additions; even the addition of another person.
“SO WHAT IS IT!?!” I hear you screaming at my ADD arse. This, ladies and germs, is the Camel City Dispatch Show. It’s based on the concept of Camel City Dispatch, Winston-Salem’s only (and one of only 4-5 national) online news daily. They cover Winston-Salem only. There may be a little bit of Lewisville, or Kernersville, or Clemmons, but the emphasis is on Winston-Salem, or as it’s colloquially called, Camel City. This fine news establishment is run by Chad and his significant other, Carissa. It’s a bona fide news outlet, too. You’ll get honest reporting and not fluffed or stuffed baloney you get from other outlets.
We wanted a “news-type” show that focused on the happenings in Camel City. Camel City Dispatch and The Less Desirables have had a great working relationship since 2012 and I thought this would be a great addition to what I wanted to be “The Less Desirables Network.”
When we started, in January 2013, it was mostly politics and community affairs. We would highlight a musical theme every week: usually based around a band/artist, sometimes songs that relate to a topic, etc. We also play classic commercials because we think they’re a) fun to listen to, b) a break in the action, c) good marketing strategy. We can’t give away all our secrets. At first Chad handled all that. Then I, as in fitting my role of “producer,” took it on. I choose themes that go with anniversaries (like the death of Sam Cooke, or when Outfield guitarist, John Spinks, passed) or just a mood that I’m in. The commercials can be about classic cars to cereals to household or grooming products to film trailers. Those just get chosen at random by yours truly.
Over the last 6 months, we’ve changed our format as we see numbers better when we talk less politics in general but only touch on them or give opinions about them. PLUS, we’ve added the wellness guru, Tommy Priest, who also owns Krankie’s Airstream and Coffee Park, as he’s always enlightening, entertaining and always good for a good rant. The format of the show also tends to lean more towards Chad’s “Third Shift” section of the Camel City Dispatch site. That’s the editorial section where he basically goes off on tangents and expresses his personal feelings instead of straight news reporting. It’s always good fun.
We record the show (most) every Wednesday at the TLD Studios and it’s generally available around 4:30pm. You can find a link on The Less Desirables Network page on TLD and Tart & Tangy Triad ‘s websites (more on T&TT later). You can also find a link on the Camel City Dispatch site.
There you have part TWO of the Network deets. Tune back in through the next few weeks to find out more about the other shows, Fan Interference and Tart & Tangy Triad.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Most people I’ve talked to are convinced that they’re not getting valuable information from news media anymore. I’m not talking about tinfoil-hatters either, these are intelligent people who believe their news media has failed them.” – Drew Curtis