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Hey everyone, since last week was a little strange for everyone considering the departure of Ingraham from her radio syndicator, and my guest hosting that morning slot, I wanted to give you an update on this week’s plans, and to address a rumor that has been spreading a bit on social media that I am permanently taking over that slot.
While I’ve filled in for Ingraham and have enjoyed guest hosting, I am not, nor do I have an interest in, hosting that program on a permanent basis. Most of you know I left terrestrial radio (the same syndicator that distributed Laura as a matter of fact) three and a half years ago. I did so because I noticed a certain kind of pressure on that industry by Obama gestapos and other liberals who have an interest in squashing the free expression of ideas. At the time it was becoming clear that New Media was ready to handle national independent programming, and with the support and encouragement of my listeners, I took the plunge becoming the first nationally syndicated host to leave for an exclusively New Media environment. Thanks to your support, I’ve never looked back and have no regrets.
Offering a new media program that is 100% listener supported was a risk, but it’s succeeding beyond my wildest expectations, not just when it comes to the number of subscribers, but also with the special fellowship we’ve developed and only possible because of the nature of social and new media. Part of making sure Tammy Radio continues to grow involves a commitment to promotion and spreading the word, and this is where guest hosting and filling in on terrestrial comes in. I think it’s a great opportunity to have more people hear the Independent Conservative take on politics and culture. I’m pleased to say many of the TAMs (Tammy Army Members) first heard me on Laura’s program and then became subscribers. And during my time guest hosting last week, the TAM ranks have grown.
I’ve received many emails and tweets from peeps asking if my guest hosting that terrestrial morning slot is an indication I am taking over that slot on a permanent basis. I trust I’ve answered that completely, and for all the reasons I note above. It’s a terrific opportunity to be heard in that format and I continue to appreciate having the occasional opportunity to take over those airwaves.
That said, I have been asked to guest host over there for a few more days, Monday through Wednesday, while TRN finalizes its plans for that timeslot. But before I agreed I asked for something specific considering I did want to leave TAMs without the regular 2 hour podcast programming for several more days. So here’s the deal:
I will guest host the national live morning slot on terrestrial radio (9am-12pm ET) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then the show, without commercials, will be uploaded as the 2 hour fresh daily podcast for Tammy subscribers during those days (3 hours of commercial talk radio end up being about 2 hours without the commercials). This means this special Tammy show will be delivered just like the regular Tammy Show, on the blog and through iTunes. As we did last week, I will also do *one hour* live of the regular Tammy Radio Show (1-3pm) with the second hour an encore, likely one of the morning hours. So, during these days TAMs will have the morning program podcast, an *additional* one hour podcast to look for, and we will also have the “Daily TAM Briefing” podcast in the evenings as usual for subscribers. TAM Chat will be open for both the special morning show and the regular Tammy Show one-hour program at 1pm ET.
I hope all this makes sense! I wouldn’t have said yes to 3 more days guest hosting if I couldn’t provide the program to TAMs, and TRN graciously agreed.
As you can tell, if you’ve been thinking of subscribing, now is the time to do so! In addition to making Tammy Radio possible, the on-demand programming makes life a little easier 🙂
I have no idea what plans TRN has for that slot, but no matter what they do, I look forward to guest hosting every now and then for their hosts, and perhaps in other venues. I can’t thank you all enough for your support. We have lots of work to do and I think the more we can spread the word, the better. I knew going “commando” on New Media would be a fun adventure, but I had no idea how terrific it would be. Thanks for making it all possible 🙂