I’m really excited to announce the launch of something I’ve been planning / working on for a long time.
Starting this coming week, if you subscribe to WiiM Radio, you will be getting a second podcast in your feed. I’m going to be co-hosting “Fer Sure: A 200 Foot Podcast” along with Jay Tuohey, a Detroit based freelance video producer.
With WiiM Radio, we cover all things Red Wings. While I love Detroit, I wanted to be part of a show that focused on the entire NHL, so I spent the last few months putting together this podcast.
First things first: It’s not going to take anything away from WiiM Radio. That will still be the same show you know and love. If you like listening to me on there, I should still be on there with the same frequency I was before (during my coaching seasons, it’s tough for me to record that one). WiiM Radio will still talk about around-the-league issues, but its main focus will remain on the Red Wings.
We created a new logo that includes both the podcasts, so you’ll be seeing that on your phones if you subscribe through a mobile service. You will be able to tell which podcast a new episode belongs to by the title of the episode. Hopefully you’ll like the new one, but if it’s not for you, you can continue to listen to WiiM Radio. Search for Winging it in Motown in iTunes or whatever podcast service you use.
For the new podcast, you can think of it in the same vein as Marek vs. Wyshynksi or Puck Soup, etc. We’ll mainly talk NHL hockey, but other topics might come up as well. The one thing we are not going to do is talk politics, since it doesn’t seem to make sense to needlessly alienate our listeners if they disagree with us. The majority of each episode, if not all of it, will be about hockey.
The other part of our format that we have nailed down will be an interview segment each episode. We plan to start off with an interview with a writer from a different team every show.
It’s going to be a bit of a work in progress in the beginning. We will try out new things and see what works. Our goal above all is to be entertaining and make it worth the download.
Oh, and we also plan to have a mailbag section, although we probably won’t do every question that comes in like we do on WiiM Radio. We’re trying to keep the episodes to under an hour to start off with, and answering too many questions will make that difficult.
Lastly, we plan on starting with a bi-weekly schedule once we get going. We want to make sure that we can deliver a show on time, every time. If we can do that, we might ramp it up to a weekly show.
Keep an eye out for a quick intro episode Monday, and give a follow on Twitter to @200ftpod. We plan to release episodes every other Monday, with our first full episode scheduled for Monday, July 24th.
I really hope you like the new show, and LGRW!
We uploaded our podcast theme song, so you can get a one day advance listen.