November 20, 2019
Tech Radio Retrospective Page
On November 14, 2001 this message was added to the site: That's the million dollar question. The last we heard from CNet was that the testing was completed (finally) and that they would be ready to add weekend programming. We are still waiting to hear from everyone involved. We are being as proactive as possible. In the meantime we have a bunch of reviews and other articles to post so with the help of our friends at SiteWhirks, we are going to finish up the website. Check here for any new developments. It's nice to know that people are checking in with their support every once and awhile. We know how frustrating it can be - believe me.
On September 18, 2001 this message was added to the site: Greetings from the Tech Radio Crew. As promised, here are the details regarding our new arrangement and when and how the show can be heard. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on the TechRadio Messageboard.
What's The Deal: Tech Radio has been picked up by CNet Radio. CNet Radio has launched a talk-radio format that centers on the world of technology. The show will be airing live, every Saturday from 4-7 Pacific time, or 7-10 PM Eastern time (what's old is new again). There will also be Sunday replays.
How Can You Hear the Show: There are three different ways you'll be able to catch the show. First, if you are in the San Francisco area, you can catch the show on 910 AM. Second, CNet Radio can also be heard on Channel 130 on the brand new XM Satellite Radio system. If you haven't heard about XM Radio - head on over and get up to speed. We've seen the future and it rocks. Third, the show can be heard live and real-time via the Internet, at CNetRadio.com. Bottom line, if you have a regular radio, no problem. If you are spending the weekend in Europe, no problem. If you are located anywhere in the U.S. and have one of those shiny new satellite radios, no problem.
Where is the Show Being Done From: We will be broadcasting live from studios located at XM Satellite Radio in Washington, DC. From these facilities, everyone can hear the show using one of the above 3 methods. After touring the XM facility we must say that they have one of the most amazing, if not THE most amazing, implementations of digital media technology that we've ever seen. Ever.
What About Regular Radio in the DC Area: CNet Radio has plans to expand their format coast-to-coast on regular radio stations. As they expand to additional cities, so does the show. At this time, there are indeed plans to expand, but the exact plan has not been revealed to us. In the meantime, we definitely can strike our own deal and find a station that will air us locally. We have recently contacted WTNT but we haven't heard from them yet. We don't have a lot of choices in this town but if anyone has any ideas we're all ears. We don't want to turn this into a shameless telethon, but if you contact any local stations and tell them that they should pick us up, we won't stop you :-)
What Else is Planned: At the moment the next step is to finish up the website and at the same time, pump some new ideas and energy into the show. We've had a nice vacation, now it's time to raise hell again. Everyone's really excited about taking the show to the next level!
When- When-When: CNet wants us to start up on Saturday, September 22nd. We're not 100% sure this is going to happen, but we'll keep you posted as best we can.
Ok, that's the deal - tell all your friends.
-- The Tech Radio Team
Tech Radio Statement
WJFK management has decided to go with a different weekend format and offered Tech Radio a midnight time slot. After the TR team discussed it amongst ourselves, we decided to decline that time slot and have voluntarily ended our three year run on WJFK. We have no animosity towards the WJFK management; they made the business decision they felt that they had to make.
If you wish to comment on the situation to WJFK management send email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll forward them on to WJFK. Keep them polite! Tech Radio has no plans to resume broadcast currently, but keep your eyes on the webpage for future developments.
Thank you to everyone for their support and for listening to us spew nonsense for the last three years. It's been a great ride. -- The Tech Radio Team
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On July 24's Washington Post's Live Online Radio Talk with Washington Post Columnist Frank Ahrens a couple ask about the show. Maybe it just me but for a Washington "Radio Columnist" he doesn't seem to know much about one of Washington's top stations, but I figure I'd post it any way.
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