Announcing: The Invisible Voice


I know, I’m a terrible person.

This should help me start on the path of redemption, however.

I am running a one hour friday afternoon broadcast from 4pm to 5pm on KSDT, UCSD’s campus radio station (that isn’t really a radio station). I’ve been spending the past month getting mentally ready and psyched, and as usual – utterly burying myself in the news and reading several books. The first broadcast will be this friday! And turn-around on the show -should- be very quick.

This show is meant to appeal to a broader audience – it will be a lot like Skeptic Conservative but this time, with a pair of co-hosts and a sprinkling of professional production – and a broader reach!

Yet another step on my path towards becoming a better broadcaster. Since the show is an hour shorter then anticipated (I wanted a two hour slot), Skeptic Conservative -will- continue and it’s possible – depending upon how my colleagues feel – that either we see a few fresh faces on the podcast OR we’ll do a side supplemental show to the primary internet stream.

I am very excited to get this project rolling, and I’ll share more information as the week goes by. You all are, of course, invited to listen in to the internet stream on Friday, and I’m still in the midst of figuring out the best way to get folks to participate before, during, and after the show.

In Sum, the major goals of this whole deal are:

  • Coordinate a small team to produce a short show
  • Get practice doing pre and post show meetings
  • Rapid turn around of recorded broadcasts to youtube and the internets
  • More On Air experience with a (used to be) legit station (resume boosters!)
  • Improving my monologuing skills by encouraging my cohosts to throw things at me every time I make a mistake. (Filler words, run on sentences, failing to remember names, mispronunciatons, spoonerisms, and more)

About TheDougem

A budding writer and amateur podcaster, TheDougem has been an active presence on the internet for roughly four years in various mediums including livestreaming, youtube, blogtalkradio, and others. An avid fan of strategy games, discussing current events and conservative philosophy, as well as a bit of storytelling on the side.

5 Responses to “Announcing: The Invisible Voice”

  1. So do I still get to comment and ask questions?

    • Yes – that remains the spirit of my producing direction and that won’t change here. Depending upon the first few shows, we’ll see what works best / lightest – we want to run a live chat but may not be able to, so we may wind up doing a setup involving email, or people posting comments on the show topic on this / another site.

      Things are still being figured out somewhat last second. It can’t be helped in this kind of project.

  2. I also just noticed that your doing a political show on a station that seems to play mostly music. I would also like this explained: Civil discussion for the philosophically impaired.


      It is a music station – it is also an open-format station and there aren’t a lot of people out there who are inclined to do talk radio. It is the official radio station for campus, and usually these kinds of things are rather chaotic and change drastically quarter to quarter.

      What’s there to explain? ;p it’s a goofy, sarcastic tagline. If you want the serious explanation – Cody (my ‘producer) know we’re operating in semi-hostile territory since the station and the area it’s in are dominated by strong lefty types. We’re intending to be diplomatic and not -super- blatant about being conservative until we had the time slot locked down. Now that we have the slot – we can and will be less cagey. Our take will basically be – here’s current events, here’s what we think is going on and a few different perspectives – now what do you think?

      My intent is to not be all that different from Skeptic Conservative. Since it’s a ‘looser’ show, we may jab and jive, but when confronting things we’ll listen, do our best to be civil, try to be approachable to differing viewpoints. ‘philosophically impaired’ is meant to poke at people who are nothing but blind partisans and have never objectively considered other sides and perspectives 🙂

  3. I hate not being able to say anything.

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