Our first round of ds106 radio shows went very well. We started off with ds106 News Radio, which covered a number of important and highly relevant topics
#ds106 Oh god not the clowns
— Maureen (@gingerchic21) October 19, 2016
In all seriousness, the show was well thought-out and well done. Considering the state of modern journalism, it could have easily gone yellow, especially with some of the topics, but they took a serious and thoughtful approach (although some may disagree with that assessment).
#ds106 I like how this group had facts to back up their opinions
— Freda Osei (@lilmissfreda1) October 19, 2016
#ds106 the commercials and music are great
— courtney radcliff (@bball151) October 19, 2016
The second show, Minuscule Stories, dealt with 6 to 10 word stories. This went exceptionally well. I wondered how it would hold together, but the analysis, sound production and commercials all worked together. Kudos to the group for reaching out to the ds106 community, and to Todd Conaway and Kevin Hodgson for pitching in.
#ds106 minuscule stories is proving to be very interesting! such a creative topic for a radio show.
— emily dzubak (@emillaaaaaaay) October 19, 2016
The show addressed the famous six word story attributed to Hemingway, as did the listeners:
— Evan May (@_evanmay_) October 19, 2016
which takes us to our third segment, the Meme Show
This is another one I wondered about. Memes are such a visual thing. Would it make good audio? But again, the discussion and analysis made it.
I love learning about memes. When you understand how they work, you understand the spread of ideas. #ds106
— Bill Genereux (@billgx) October 19, 2016
and our ds106 meme-meister Katie got in on the action and contributed examples
— Katie Melhuish (@katie_melhuish) October 19, 2016
So it was a great first listening session, and set a high bar for tonight’s groups, which will include some special guests from Kansas. ‘Cause we’re worldwide and #4life at ds106.