8/29/2006

500 posts on Charlottesville Podcasting Network

I don't want to disrupt the normal cycle of the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, so I'll just announce here that I've just posted the 500th post to that site. The numbers have gone up to about seven podcasts a week since we began providing audio archive editions of WINA's Charlottesville--Right Now with Coy Barefoot. We've also continued producing features, as well as providing platforms for other area podcasts such as The Food Geek and Gentech.

Of course, there's also WNRN's Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, which was the very first radio program we began offering up as a podcast. That led to me working for WNRN as a news reader every Tuesday and Friday, something that's revitalizing my desire to work as a news reporter. In the fall, I'm hoping to redouble my efforts to produce more pieces for Virginia public radio stations.

So, you may ask how it's gone so far. Have I met my goals? Have I been successful? I've certainly had some media exposure, and I've been able to make a small living after Court Square Tavern closed. I'm doing work for the University of Virginia and I've established a marketing agreement with the Daily Progress. I'm certainly not lighting cigars with burning twenty dollar bills, but the work has been interesting, and it's certainly been fun being part of something new.

And speaking of something new, I'm rolling out a daily podcast fairly soon featuring regional headlines. I feel you can never have too media outlets, and that there's room for an online newscast. Of course, this project will require some capital and an underwriter, and that's what I'm working on at the moment.

There's so much I'd like to do, and I'm limited in what I can do by the needs of my family. At some point soon, I'm going to have to reevaluate everything I have been doing, and see what's going to work out best for us long-term. I'm confident it will all work out, but what's it all going to look like?

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