TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! THE BIG DUMB FUN SHOW CONSIDERS KANSAS CITY RADIO SCENE!!!
Tonight we want to take a just a quick moment to reflect on so much local radio scene tumult with two local industry insiders.
To wit . . .
THE DYNAMIC DUO FROM KANSAS CITY'S BIG DUMB FUN SHOW WERE NICE ENOUGH TO GO ON RECORD IN THIS QUICK EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ABOUT THE SHIFTING LOCAL RADIO SCENE!!!
For those who don't know, here's a quick review . . . The Big Dumb Fun Show is a local Internets talk JUGGERNAUT with a TREMENDOUS following that also includes international audiences. They've been on Internets radio for nearly a decade and enjoy a wide array of sponsors along with an impressive following among music aficionados.
Jeff Hirst and Aaron Gnirk are now the team in charge of the online audio effort.
Once again, we ran into this pair having coffee and they were kind enough to kick it for just a bit. Of course, the conversation drifted to their industry and their take on recent Kansas City radio changes was impressive and informed.
Here's what they said:
Jeff Hirst: "The Point was on to something. Local radio has to move beyond a corporate program feed and I noticed they were trying to take their offering in a new direction. When you ask people what they like about listening to the radio, it's all about engaging a local audience."
Aaron Gnirk echoed this statement . . .
"A lot of radio stations want to combine the local scene with popular music . . . Look at us. Here we are! We've been doing this and have garnered a big audience doing online what these terrestrial radio programers still haven't figured out how to do."
As for The Bridge . . . These Kansas City Internets radio pioneers offered a perspective.
Mr. Hirst contends: "It's not about putting somebody's iPod on the radio. Because people can just listen to their iPod. That's the mistake so many radio stations are making and realizing that developing a relationship with an audience over time is worth the effort."
To that end . . . The Big Dumb Fun Show continues to be one of the highest rated and most respected online talk/music shows throughout the Internet and if local stations were smart: They would certainly give these guys a very well-deserved shot.
Developing . . .