God answers prayer! Sometimes He says: Yes. Sometimes He says: No. Sometimes He says: Wait.
Well, the long eclipse is over. Producer Mary McGrath and I are back in the radio game with a new show about everything, titled Open Source.
Open Source will launch Monday, May 30, on two of the top ten markets: WGBH-FM in Boston and KUOW in Seattle, airing Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Starting July 4, Public Radio International will feed the program live nationwide, marketing Open Source to 727 affiliate stations for broadcast and simulcast streaming. We will also be podcasting the show, and archiving it on our site.
Open Source, unlike any other radio show, is making the show blog a centerpiece of the enterprise. The blog will feature posts from and about guests, callers, topics, the host and show producers. It will make a point of inviting listeners to “become a source” with their calls, emails, and audio posts. With this aggressive conversation across broadcast and Internet platforms, we are dedicated to making the Open Source site a major node in the blogosphere.
Yes, we have grand ambitions here. As David Weinberger commented yesterday in his JOHO blog:
Chris and his long-time producer, Mary McGrath, are trying to bust the radio medium open, weaving its conversations into and through the Net. They’re in the rare position of knowing the MSM inside out and being true believers about the Net. It’s going to be fascinating to watch Open Source develop.
Check us out at our work-in-progress blog where our blogger-in-chief Brendan Greeley and a brilliant young staff–Katherine Bidwell, David Miller, Robin Amer, Chelsea Merz–are reporting the daily adventures.