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RadioFR - How to get Your Own Show on "Fearless Talk Radio"!
10-1-01 | Bob J

Posted on 10/01/2001 9:25:48 PM PDT by Bob J

RadioFR has had it's first show and it appears to have been a great success! Congratulations to AnnaZ and Mercuria and a big thanks to agitator and TORN, our station sponsor and engineer!

Right now we have a "beta" test of this concept to extend 12 weeks with a one hour show once per week (Thursdays at 6pm Pacific). This plan may change as the situation demands and we may add programming if necessary. During this period we will determine if the concept has legs, and if so, come up with a plan on how to fund it in the future. Ultimately, we want to schedule 2 hours of programming, five nights a week, for 52 weeks. That will cost $75k-$100k. Figures aren't exact as we are trying to make due with as much volunteer labor and marketing as possible.

We have had several requests from FReepers who wanted to try their own hand at hosting a show, and that is what we want to encourage. RFR is designed for Free Republic and for FReepers. It will be run by FReeprs, it will be hosted by FReepers and no station sponsors, advertiser or mid level "suit" will tell us how to operate it. Following is the approval process and what is involved in putting YOUR show concept onto the air.

The basic structure for show approval looks like this;

Idea/request->Segment Producer->Scheduling Manager/Show Coordinator->Approval Committee->SHOWTIME!

If you have an idea for a show, have a suggestion for or a guest you would like to interview, want to debate another FReeper or would like to conduct a report from a remote location, you first need to fill out an application (hey, we need SOMWE controls) and contacting the appropriate segment producer. The SP will assit you in developing your idea or concept to give it the best shot at approval. Once the SP is confident in your application, it will be forwarded to the Scheduling Manager and Show Coordinator, prior to being forwarded to the approval committee for review. The AC will evaluate your application on the following basis;

1. Strength of show content/theme.
2. Overall plan including potential guests.
3. Posting history of applicant. (Have you conducted yourself in an exemplary manner on the Forum?)
4. Experience of applicant (not critical, but it won't hurt)

You will have a better shot if you're show has a theme or specific issue it will cover. This doesn't mean you can't propose a general issue application, who knows, the next Rush or Sean Hannity will come from FR, but, we have received several proposals for this type of show and we do not want to overburden the programming schedule with them. Controversial themes are not necessarily a drawback. A nasty and abusive posting history might be.

The first step is to fill out the application at the end of this post. You may either c&p it into a WP document or fill out out by question number. Forward the app to the appropriate segment producer via FReepmail.

Serial Show Producer - diotima
Serial shows are specific and general issue shows that may reappear on a regular basis. "Unspun with AnnaZ" or "On Target with John Bender" (2nd amend) are good examples. Contact diotima.

Interviews and Townhalls - The Shrew and Ironjack.
We expect Serial Show hosts to eventually have a regular parade of guests, but if there is a specific or topical VIP you could either arrange or suggest, contact The Shrew or Ironjack.

Debates - Sussa
We plan on having a regular debate schedule between FReepers or FReepers and outside entities. A good example would be Howlin debating rdf on stem cell research, or, a member of SAS debating someone from HCI. You got a beef with another FReeper? Take it to RFR Debate. Established debating rules in effect. Contact Sussa.

Remote Broadcasts - Doughtyone
We also plan on having live remotes from where ever FReepers are kicking lib butt. An example would be Jeff Head reporting from Klamath, Kristinn reporting from DC, or Diver Dan reporting from in front of Condit's office. Contact D1.

General issue questions can be sent to myself or Ms. AntiFeminazi, who is acting as Scheduling Manager and Show Coordinator.

Go to it FReepers! Use your imaginations, creativity, connections, and remember...there are only three kinds of FReepers!

Those who make things happen...
Those who watch things happen...
Those who wonder what happened.

(I apologize in advance to anyone who feels insulted)

Radio Free Republic
Show Request and Application

Name _________________________ FR Screen name _______________
Address _____________________________________________________ City/State/Zip_________________________________________________
Phone ________________ Fax _______________Cell _______________ Eddress ______________________

Name of Show _______________________________________________
Requested Date/Time__________________________________________ Name of Guest/Show Co-host/2nd debater __________________________

Format Of Show (check and complete all that apply)

___ Pre-Recorded
___ Live
___ Host Only (one toll free line)
___ Host with call in (two toll free lines)
___ Host with Guest (two toll free lines)
___ Host with Guest and call in (Requires host to set up own 3 way call with guest prior to show, leaving second toll free available for calls.

___ I don’t need or I have appropriate telephone headset and amplifier.
___ I need to borrow ____ headsets and amplifiers.

Type of Show (check and complete all that apply)

___ Current Events/Discussion
___ Specific Topic -Subject___________________
___ Interview - Guest _____________________
___ Debate - Opponent _____________________
___ Other - Splain ______________________________________

General Outline of Show

Show Schedule and Content
(for a one hour show fill out twice)

00:00-00:15 Bumper in to Show
00:15-05:00 Segment 1

05:00-10:00 Segment 2

10:00-14:45 Segment 3

14:45-15:00 Bumper out to break
15:00-16:30 Break
16:30-16:45 Bumper in from break
16:45-21:45 Segment 4

21:45-26:45 Segment 5

26:45-27:00 Bumper out to break/end of show
27:00-30:00 Break


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Breaking News
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1 posted on 10/01/2001 9:25:48 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: davidtalker
thought you might like to read this
2 posted on 10/01/2001 9:28:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TLBSHOW
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3 posted on 10/01/2001 9:35:20 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Bob J
I should number those...

1. Name
2. FR Screen name br> 3. Address
4.City/State/Zip
5. Phone
6. Fax
7. Cell
8. Eddress
9.Name of Show

10. Requested Date/Time
11. Name of Guest/Show Co-host/2nd debater

Content Of Show (check and complete all that apply)

12. Pre-Recorded
13. ___ Live
14. ___ Host Only (one toll free line)
15. ___ Host with call in (two toll free lines)
16. ___ Host with Guest (two toll free lines)
17. ___ Host with Guest and call in (Requires host to set up own 3 way call with guest prior to show, leaving second toll free available for calls.

18. ___ I don’t need or I have appropriate telephone headset and amplifier.
19. ___ I need to borrow ____ headsets and amplifiers.

Type of Show (check and complete all that apply)

20. ___ Current Events/Discussion
21. ___ Specific Topic -Subject___________________
22. ___ Interview - Guest _____________________
23. ___ Debate - Opponent _____________________
24. ___ Other - Splain _____________________________________

25. General Outline of Show

Show Schedule and Content (for a one hour show fill out twice)

00:00-00:15 Bumper in to Show
26. 00:15-05:00 Segment 1

27. 05:00-10:00 Segment 2

28. 10:00-14:45 Segment 3

14:45-15:00 Bumper out to break
15:00-16:30 Break
16:30-16:45 Bumper in from break
29. 16:45-21:45 Segment 4

30. 21:45-26:45 Segment 5

26:45-27:00 Bumper out to break/end of show
27:00-30:00 Break

4 posted on 10/01/2001 9:35:57 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
Great idea!
5 posted on 10/01/2001 9:36:20 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP
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To: Bob J
Sign me up. I'll talk about fast food.

And um, er, um the stuff it does to people and how they feel about it. After they eat it. That's it.

Oh, and service. Yeah, what's up with the drive thru. This thing's got legs. I can see it now.

Would you like it in the car?

Hell no! Can't you people see you're oppressed. In the car is fine.

Damn, she forgot to supersize it.

Hey weren't you people picking grapes or something that looked like grapes?

6 posted on 10/01/2001 9:37:46 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: Bob J
Is there a cost involved if you want a show? How can we help financially?
7 posted on 10/01/2001 9:40:22 PM PDT by mafree
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To: nunya bidness
Don't slam fast food.
8 posted on 10/01/2001 9:46:35 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: mafree
RFR is funded through the first 12 weeks. The last thing we want to do is go to FReepers for help. All FReepers need to do is fund the Forum.
9 posted on 10/01/2001 9:47:47 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: mafree
Hosts are not asked to fund their shows. We're just happy to get the talent! :-}.
10 posted on 10/01/2001 9:49:01 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: nunya bidness
BTW NB...you just keep sitting behind that keyboard slamming away. Others will pull your weight for you.
11 posted on 10/01/2001 9:50:06 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
Please don't take offense, but may I bluntly enquire as to what the point is? If it's Freepers talking to Freepers, what can be said in a talk show format that isn't covered here all day everyday with the effort and expense?

Just curious as to whether there's a goal in place or if it's just the vocal equivalent of vanity posts?

Thanks...

MM

12 posted on 10/01/2001 9:50:44 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Bob J
I'd have a lot to say
13 posted on 10/01/2001 9:54:08 PM PDT by Sword_Svalbardt
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To: MississippiMan
RFR will be pulling in guests and interviews with people who may not normally post on FR, consequently giving FReepers access to them.

Secondly, we will be advertising this progam, pulling in tens of thousands of potential new FReepers to the Forum.

14 posted on 10/01/2001 9:54:12 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Sword_Svalbardt
Here's your chance...

Man or mouse?

15 posted on 10/01/2001 9:56:40 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: MississippiMan
BTW - I didn't take offense. One of the first challenges is to make this a project that can deliver something different than we get on the Forum everyday. Thanks for asking a direct and pertinent question.
16 posted on 10/01/2001 9:59:17 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
you just keep sitting behind that keyboard slamming away. Others will pull your weight for you.

C'mon. Merc knows me. I'm not kidding. Fast food gets to the heart of the matter. When was the last time you had tacos at JIB and spent some time in Hollywood? Been to Valeggi's (sic.)

I know the town inside and out.

Been to City Walk or Universal lately?

I have and it's not pretty.

Do you know why all the trailers are faced to the trams? I do.

Take care. I'll still buy socks in Venice Beach.

17 posted on 10/01/2001 10:00:17 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: Bob J
hmmmmmmmmmmm . . . I would need to get funds for the hardware, but I'd be up for it. I am a jazz DJ at a small noncommerical and don't get to speask my mind on politics.
18 posted on 10/01/2001 10:00:46 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: nunya bidness
I apologize if I took your post for glibness. Actually, we are also looking for a few comedic shows to, you know, break up the tension...heheh. Why not put your skills to some FR use?
19 posted on 10/01/2001 10:03:39 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
We have equipment to loan.
20 posted on 10/01/2001 10:04:23 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
Matter of fact. I am glib. Consider me a call in.
21 posted on 10/01/2001 10:06:02 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
Fair enough.
22 posted on 10/01/2001 10:07:35 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
oooooooooooooh . . . I am in boston, is that a problem?
23 posted on 10/01/2001 10:10:07 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Bob J; IronJack; RightOnLine; aminuteman, EternalVigilance
We're physched Bob! Am working on interviews with various 'personalities' already. Come On Freepers! Let me and IJ know who you know.

Regards,

TS

24 posted on 10/01/2001 10:11:17 PM PDT by The Shrew
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
RFR checks no addresses...
25 posted on 10/01/2001 10:14:02 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: The Shrew
Shrew, don't wait for suggestions. Send emails, make calls..you ARE a RFR Segment Producer. We'll match up guests with show hosts or have you or IJ interview them.

No barriers. We are FR.

26 posted on 10/01/2001 10:16:35 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
how do I get the equipment on loan?
27 posted on 10/01/2001 10:19:26 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
Get your show approved.
28 posted on 10/01/2001 10:20:17 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: calypgin; Landru; DLfromthedesert
I LIKE it! FYI ping.

FGS

29 posted on 10/01/2001 10:22:44 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake
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To: Bob J
will do.
30 posted on 10/01/2001 10:22:53 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Bob J
OK. I am already on it. I am ready to do a show this week if I have gear. I sent you an email earlier about access to the site. I have two lined up and haven't heard a peep about the one you mentioned the other day - any news?

How soon do you want a show done?

Regards,

TS

31 posted on 10/01/2001 10:27:02 PM PDT by The Shrew
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To: Bob J
can you help with #25 in the application?
32 posted on 10/01/2001 10:30:18 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: The Shrew
Shrew, bring us the stew, we got the do.

BTW - You get access to the BB yet?

33 posted on 10/01/2001 10:31:25 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
want a co-host?
34 posted on 10/01/2001 10:31:47 PM PDT by awestk
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
Forget 25 and go right to 26.
35 posted on 10/01/2001 10:32:16 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: The Shrew
BTW- No news on the previous target...working on it. I will review your access to ground zero. I'll check your key and pigeon you a new one if necessary.
36 posted on 10/01/2001 10:34:34 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
OK, great, since I still don't have access. As yet.

I am on it. When can we reschedule our con-call?

Regards,

TS

37 posted on 10/01/2001 10:38:12 PM PDT by The Shrew
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To: The Shrew
Check your email. As far as the CC, this week. I have some pressing matters with RFR and the cruise, that is the only hang up. I prolly have too many balls in the air right now...heheh. One of my "lesser angels".
38 posted on 10/01/2001 10:41:45 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Captain FR
ping
39 posted on 10/01/2001 10:43:22 PM PDT by Database
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To: awestk
sure. I am going to do a show about the news of the day and news media bias.
40 posted on 10/01/2001 10:45:49 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Bob J
No email as of yet. When can I get gear to do an interview with?

Regards, z

41 posted on 10/01/2001 10:46:27 PM PDT by The Shrew
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To: awestk
i'm shooting for an hour. we could have call ins too. how much are 1-800's. The only thing is that I'm moving to Florida in January. so my getting 800# desn't make sense.
42 posted on 10/01/2001 10:48:02 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Bob J
I mean 26.
43 posted on 10/01/2001 10:48:50 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: The Shrew
Tomorrow. I do have to pick up couple more windscreens for the mics..heheh.
44 posted on 10/01/2001 10:49:15 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
RFR has toll free numbers. Don't worry about it.

If you are going to do a cohosted show from different locales (with call ins), you will have to set up a 3 way call with your co host. That expense you assume.

45 posted on 10/01/2001 10:50:59 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
cool. I already have a possible co-host.
46 posted on 10/01/2001 10:51:59 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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To: Bob J
bump
47 posted on 10/01/2001 10:53:14 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
Shows will be broken down into one half hour or one hour slots. You need to prove you have the material/issue content to fill either one. No one gets a show until they exhibit they can fill the time and make it interesting to the listeners.
48 posted on 10/01/2001 10:53:42 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: hole_n_one
Sorry I missed the flag but I am working on a boycott of National Review. A PC rag that needs a FReeping but good.
49 posted on 10/01/2001 10:55:25 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: Bob J
will do. I'll work it out the other person.
50 posted on 10/01/2001 10:57:49 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99
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