HoldemRadio Webcast Radio Show a Big Success

by Lou on April 21, 2006

Last night co-host Amy “Oil Doe” Calistri and I did our first webcast radio show for www.HoldemRadio.com. It was more fun than I ever thought it would be, and the broadcast hour just flew by. Amy and I prepared waaaaaay too much material for the show, so much of what we wanted to talk about will have to be pushed back to next week.

I never thought it would happen, but I was more neverous than I anticipated. I’ve been on radio and TV before, but always as a guest — usually for some short segment about poker — but never as a host. It’s a lot different on that side of the microphone, and what makes it different is the responsibility for carrying the show for an entire hour, avoiding dead air time, and maintaining a rapport with Amy and the show’s producer, Wade Andrews, even though we are broadcasting from two different locations. She’s in-studio with Wade in Austin, TX; I’m at home in Palm Desert, CA, connected via Skype to their board.

We were lucky. Our first guest was poker author, player, and founder of two Canadian magazines, Dave Scharf. Dave’s regular gig is as a morning drivetime radio host in Saskatoon, so he’s as comfortable as can be on the air and our interview lots of fun. It also helped that we had a number of good questions from our listeners, which gave us even more material to talk about.

You can listen every Thursday evening at 9:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM PDT) by going to www.holdemradio.com and clicking your way to the show. It’s also archived on the site, so you can listen to us at your convenience.

I’m hoping you’ll tune in every Thursday night. See you on the air.

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