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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » The Name Game, Imperial Broadcasting and the Like. And Pie.

Wow. That was quite an experience.

Actually, it was the second in a week. First when we had the honor of co-hosting with LC & IB Jay of Stop the ACLU on Saturday, an opportunity that we’re very grateful for and can’t wait for the next show Saturday, 12 to 2 pm Central, and then our solo flight last night on the new weekly [name to be determined later] show on Thursdays from 11 to midnite, Central. So let us say a few words to express our appreciation for the warm and generous welcome that both shows and Wide Awakes Radio in general have received, because you very much deserve it and, without you, we’d be nothing.

It’s always something else to try out something new, particularly when it’s something you’ve never tried your hand at before but, thanks to all of you, it has been one heck of a ride.

Thanks, first and foremost, to all of you who cared to tune in to listen to us. You make the show. As this site has proven, any idiot can broadcast in one way or another, but without the interaction it really isn’t much to talk about. And boy, have you people ever given us interaction! To the point where we had to extend the show last night for a full hour beyond cutoff time just to at least try and keep up with you.

Great! And thanks! Radio is like blogging. Your audience makes the show. And you, dear listeners, have done a splendid job in making the show. Radio, unlike blogging, is also unique in that the feedback is immediate and personal, which makes it even more of an experience to be part of.

So my first thanks have to go to all of you who tuned in at an unG-dly hour to listen and, even more so, those of you who patiently battled with the phone queue to get through. There’d be no show without you. Well, there might be one, but it would be about as interesting as a frenchman forcefully stating his opinion on — well — anything at all.

I hope that you continue to try to crash our servers like you already have, and that goes for all of the shows on Wide Awakes Radio. We’ve got one heck of a lineup, all of our hosts unique personalities and all of them extremely talented. Whenever you feel like listening to the Right Views, there’s somebody online for you to listen to, and you can tune in simply by clicking on the link on the right sidebar or by going to directly to the source, Wide Awakes Radio.

I’m lucky and blessed to be part of that crew.

Second, and by no means less importantly, I have to thank the tech crew of W.A.R. You know, the guys plugging away quietly in the background, taking your calls, timing the breaks and making everything run smoothly. Chief among whom, of course, is our very own Boss Man Kender who not only created W.A.R., but also personally took the helm of the Imperial Flag Ship last night and piloted her steadily throughout. Without him, there’d be no W.A.R. in the first place, and he’s currently working his ass off day and night to make it successful.

So, by Imperial Decree, we herewith bestow the title of Admiral of the Imperial Seventh Fleet upon Kender. May his flag ship, the Imperial Star Destroyer “Tyrant”, forever instill fear in the hearts of Idiotarians and may his banner forever fly victorious. Woe be upon the foolish, for the strength of empire stands behind him.

Finally, and on a purely technical note, we still need an official name for the Imperial broadcast. You’ve all come up with great suggestions so, in the interest of fairness, considering that the latest suggestions naturally couldn’t get the same consideration as the first ones (unless you’re a Democrat and believe in “vote early, vote as many times as you can possibly get away with”), we’ve closed the poll to suggestions and started over again.

So stand up and be counted.

If need be, we’ll have a run-off, or we’ll just arbitrarily choose whatever the fuck we want.

We haven’t quite decided yet.

Once again: THANKS!

26 Responses to “The Name Game, Imperial Broadcasting and the Like. And Pie.”
  1. Unregistered Comment by LC&IB Russ, Imperial ClueBat Manufacturer UNITED STATES

    I missed any previous discussion of a name, so maybe this or something like it has already been suggested… but “The Imperial Bark” works for me.

    Probably not for anyone else. Mheh.. it’s 5am, what do you expect, brilliance?

  2. Unregistered Comment by RhiGirl UNITED STATES

    Any name with “The Bark” in there seems fitting to me, but maybe that’s because I’m so used to using Instabark. The radio show is just a verbal format of it, IMO.

    At any rate…great job! I hear you went overtime with taking calls. Thanks for taking my call and being a gentlemanly and conversational host. I will definitely call more during the show in the future.

  3. Unregistered Comment by Lord Daealdric UNITED STATES

    So my first thanks have to go to all of you who tuned in at an unG-dly hour to listen and, even more so, those of you who patiently battled with the phone queue to get through. There’d be no show without you. Well, there might be one, but it would be about as interesting as a frenchman forcefully stating his opinion on — well — anything at all.

    There already is something like that. It’s called Air America

  4. Unregistered Comment by Clarion

    Sadly, midnight to 1 am local time is not a manageable hour for me on a work night, as much as I’d love to listen in. Are there any plans to make recording that those of us daytime souls can at least listen to?

  5. SoCalOilMan Comment by SoCalOilMan UNITED STATES

    Funny thing, but you were under the gun to produce and I just called into to give you support. What happens, I freeze and you carry me. I honestly couldn’t think of a way to bow out after my initial congrats.

    Next time I’ll pick a hot topic with a definite opinon…promise.

  6. fmragtops Comment by fmragtops UNITED STATES

    Great show as usual, Lord Misha. It appears you’ve got an audience as long as you want a show.

  7. Unregistered Comment by kender UNITED STATES

    Actually we have podcasts recorded Clarion, and I simply need to find, extract and post that file, an act I shall get onto tis very after noon.

    SoCalOilMan, you did fine, lad, so quit beating yourself up.

    Thanks to all of you that listened and called in. Just further proof that the Rott really rules.

  8. Unregistered Comment by kender UNITED STATES

    Just testing out the new screen name.

  9. Unregistered Comment by Clarion

    kender, that would be the bomb. I can get podcasts. It’d still be nice to get it live, but this’ll be the next best thing.

  10. Unregistered Comment by Admiral of the Imperial Seventh Fleet UNITED STATES

    OK…NOW how does that screen name look?

  11. Unregistered Comment by CKO1986 UNITED STATES

    Be interesting to see how the runoff turns out.

  12. FIAR Comment by FIAR UNITED STATES

    we still need an official name for the Imperial broadcast.

    I’m a big advocate of “F.E.T.E.” Why is it struggling to take the lead? Do not enough people know what it means?

    Fuck ‘Em. The End.

    That’s a thing of beauty.

    Also, I concurr with Fmragtops. You’ve got the audience as long as you want the show.

  13. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW UNITED STATES

    Dagnab it! I missed it. (All the more reason for installing a mailing list here.)

    So the radio bug has bitten, huh? :lol: I have always insisted that doing radio is the most fun I can have and still keep my clothes on.

    I will tell you the same thing I told Kender a few weeks ago: I hope you have a lot of success with this show, and above all, have fun. I might represent the voice of the opposition, but I think that we need MORE voices on BOTH sides. After all, it was the intent of the founding fathers that WE THE PEOPLE become engaged in our political discussions and take an active role in our country.

    Opposing views — no matter how much you disagree with them — are healthy.

  14. Michael Comment by Michael UNITED STATES

    I have always insisted that doing radio is the most fun I can have and still keep my clothes on.

    I disagree, since no one can see you in theroy you can broadcast nude.

  15. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    At any rate…great job! I hear you went overtime with taking calls. Thanks for taking my call and being a gentlemanly and conversational host.

    “Gentlemanly”, Rhi? Cut me to the quick, Milady, I’m bleeding profusely here! ;)

    Thanks for calling, ’twas a pleasure talking with you. Always :)

    And I concur with Admiral Kender: Don’t beat yourself up, SoCal, you did just fine. Not to mention that it was great to be able to talk to you at long last. And that goes for everybody who called :)

    So the radio bug has bitten, huh? :lol: I have always insisted that doing radio is the most fun I can have and still keep my clothes on.

    No kidding, Deej! It was a blast! No wonder people who start doing it can’t stop again.

    I will tell you the same thing I told Kender a few weeks ago: I hope you have a lot of success with this show, and above all, have fun. I might represent the voice of the opposition, but I think that we need MORE voices on BOTH sides.

    Thanks! And I couldn’t agree more. Opposition is fun AND useful. There wouldn’t be much point in voicing your opinion if everybody agreed with you already, not to mention that if your opinion is never questioned, you never have a chance to evaluate whether you’re right or not. Of course, in my case that’s not a problem since I’m always right, but you get the point ;)

  16. Old Dog Comment by Old Dog UNITED STATES

    Dang, Saw the post abut 5 min. after you went off. Will positivly catch it next week.

  17. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur UNITED STATES

    Great show. You sounded just like a Dread Emperor should sound. Precise, clear, with just a touch of Texas.

    Great week. The Emperor Broadcasting and linky-love from Big Dick’s Place. Way cool.

  18. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    Unfortanatly, I was too tired to go much past 12 so I missed on everyone after boot.

  19. LC Mike in Chi Comment by LC Mike in Chi UNITED STATES

    It was like my childhood idle and let me into his home and asked my opinion on current affairs. I might muster the courage to actually call in tonight (10-12 central) when our Emperor sits in with Kit and Heidi.
    I am not a crook…er, I mean democrat. I did vote 4 times in the primary but, I will not cast but one vote in any following elections. I give my word as a Loyal Citizen.

  20. rat patrol Comment by rat patrol UNITED STATES

    Podcasts, please, O Great One… Out here in the Eastern Quadrant of The Galactic Empire, the Imperial Broadcasts arrive far too late, in the wee hours of the morning, as I am deep into my restorative sleep cycle, preparing myself for another great day of Defending Our Great Empire against all of the uncivilized barbarian and heathen hordes, and other enemies from within (liberals, dummycrats, enviroweenies, and other undesirable vermin).

    Long Live Darth Misha!

    Long Live The Empire!

    Wide Awakes Radio Rules!

    LC RP

  21. Unregistered Comment by RhiGirl UNITED STATES

    “Gentlemanly”, Rhi? Cut me to the quick, Milady, I’m bleeding profusely here!

    I forgot momentarily that you are a Sith Lord. Please don’t Force-choke me, I swear it won’t happen again!

    An addendum to DJ Allyn’s comment: you missed your calling in life. I think you would’ve kicked Rush Limbaugh’s ass if you’d made this a career. It could just be me, of course. :)

  22. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant UNITED STATES

    I’m a big advocate of “F.E.T.E.” Why is it struggling to take the lead? Do not enough people know what it means?

    I wouldn’t be in favor of that.  That’s BC’s signature line.  It’d be like me calling my readers “LCs” instead of “Denizens”.

  23. LC HOGHEAD Comment by LC HOGHEAD UNITED STATES

    The Imperial Infidel…………..or Fishing for a Fatwah

    What ya think, my Emperor??

  24. Unregistered Comment by suboptimal UNITED STATES

    Barking Mad

    We know you’re pissed, they think you’re crazy anyways,

  25. RobH Comment by RobH

    I am so proud, honored, and humbled to have been accepted into this particular empire - maybe my three Rottweilers had something to do with it!

    Am listening to the radio show right now on computer - am thinking we’re developing “Radio Free America” right now!

    Real people instead of “empty-headed talking heads” and talking about real issues instead of spin media!

    GO USA!

    Greatest nation there ever was!

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