CoasterBuzz Podcast #100 posted

Posted Monday, January 7, 2008 8:19 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff, Rob and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • Six Flags Over Texas is enduring a whole lot of drama over an alcohol permit. What's going on in select southern locations? Dancing is immoral too. Rob's dad drinks beer, but has never seen him drunk. Jeff thinks there's no legal ground to reject the permit.
  • Rob says that the stock roller coaster is largely a created situation. FUN seems more a victim of the sector in general than its own performance.
  • Orlando tourism has it good, but location makes a difference for hotels, and the spread in terms of room rates is huge. Disney is covering every market for on-property stays.
  • Diamonds are a hotel snob's best friend. Gonch looks up the AAA diamond ratings for various Las Vegas hotels. Rob loves downtown. There are three five-diamond hotels, going on four.
  • Kent Buescher replaced at Cypress Gardens by firm with park management experience. Did he get a raw deal, or did he not play nice with others? We'll probably never know.
  • Conneaut Lake trustees try to figure out if the park has any future. Gonch says the location is ultimately what killed the park, with better choices near by. Jeff says smart investment on similar sized parks all over also contribute to success in that attraction size.
  • Jeff would really like to go to Indiana Beach, but it's so far away!
  • Looking back at a hundred episodes, Jeff liked the live events the most. Gonch was with the show from the start. Rob is still waiting for the drunken naked podcast. Lots of fun guests over the years.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, January 7, 2008 8:37 PM
Congrats on 100!
Monday, January 7, 2008 11:05 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar In the interest of looking back at the first 100, here's some fun facts I dug up.

Individual Statistics:

Number of shows by each 'regular' to do the show:
Jeff: 100
Gonch: 90
Mike: 65
Greg: 37
Rob: 8
Scott: 7
Richard: 5
Catherine: 4
Artemisa: 1
Diana: 1 (kinda)

The only show to include the entire 'current' group at any given time is #10 - which had Jeff, Mike, Gonch, Greg, Rob and Scott all on the same show.

Special guests include:
Paula Werne
Will Koch
Dick Kinzel
Liz & Dave from North One Television
The Gravity Group
Tony Clark
Jeff Seibert
Rick Munarriz

Time Statistics:

Only 5 shows have run an hour or longer ( #16, #36, #77, #96, #100 ) - with the longest being just over 90 minutes ( #16 )

The only show to run less than 20 minutes was #6

Download Statistics:

As of this afternoon the podcast has been downloaded from this site almost 139,000 times. Each show averages 1400 downloads.

The five most downloaded shows have been ( #1, #42, #44, #49, #50) with the debut show ( #1 ) being the most downloaded.

The oldest show to still not reach 1000 downloads is #67


There has been a video podcast version of two shows offered. ( #2, #6 )

As Jeff mentioned on #100, all of the podcasts together represent right around 70 hours of content - almost 3 full days to listen to all 100 back-to-back.

The first podcast is dated September 26, 2005. Show #100 is dated January 7, 2007. It took 119 weeks to reach 100 shows. That means a new weekly show 84% of the time.

At that same rate, show #200 will be dated April 19, 2010.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:52 AM
Nerd! ;)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 3:17 AM
Almighty Gonch, I bow before the sheer nerdiness of your post.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 9:23 AM
Jeff's avatar Wow, and I'm the one doing the coaster nerd impression?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 12:03 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Sigh.

You're all welcome. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:27 PM
OK, thanks to that stuff at the end, you guys owe me a new keyboard! :)

Congtrats on #100!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 4:05 PM
Bring on the bikini's! Thanks for continuing this podcast, and hopefully you can get another 100 in the can.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 11:12 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar Welcome back Rob, I had forgotten what your voice sounds like. There have been highs and lows over the past couple years, but over all, I really enjoy listening to the show every week. Congratulations. :)
Friday, January 11, 2008 1:33 AM
nasai's avatar Aw... thanks. :)

It was a lot of fun, just rambling on. I'm surprised Jeff didn't cut out all the extraneous crap this time! I guess 100 was all about whatever, eh?

It's been a blast doing these, when I've been able. Fortunately, I have a great connection now, so I don't have to do the phone thing, and can Skype in for the ease of all involved.

Hopefully, I'll get to do more in the future. :)


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