Tuesday, October 3, 2006 12:38 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Hmmm...I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 12:59 AM
Jeff's avatar Honestly I'm with Greg in terms of the "sound" being annoying. I did radio. Been there, done that. Those guys sounded like everything I hated about radio and program directors. I can just see them sitting in meetings with their PD telling them to hit the post, sell the calls, and all the cheeseball nonsense that makes radio the wasteland that it is. I'm not really hating on them directly, I'm hating the system that produced them. Everything that made me want to be a jock when I was a teenager has long since been destroyed by Clear Channel.

And that's what I like about podcasting, is that for the most part it has stripped down everything we're used to and allowed people to be creative and concentrate more on content over presentation. I'm not suggesting that anyone wants to hear a show that sounds like it was recorded in a marble bathroom with a telephone answering machine, but there's a lot of love in a lot of shows out there.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 1:14 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar So much for my spectacular "Sitting in a marble bathroom alone with my answering machine" podcast idea.

At least I still have the "drowning my sorrows with a bottle of cooking sherry" podcast and the "audio history of pants" podcast to fall back on.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 1:34 AM
Note to self, don't listen to any of Gonch's podcasts. ;)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 1:52 AM
I like all the Amusement Park related podcasts, even when Jeff yawns on the least we know he's there... was the most professional podcast, and was also the most fun to listen to.

They are just a group of friends who wanted to make a podcast for the park-geek in all of us.

Same goes for Jeff's podcast...he does the podcast with a group of friends that he enjoys being around.

I remember when Jeff was against any sort of podcast for CoasterBuzz, and for some reason he changed his mind, and we're glad he did.

SPLASHIN'AROUND Featuring SeaWorldOhioMemories 2007 visits - IX Indoor Amusement Park then Waldameer
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 9:55 AM
Jeff's avatar Honestly, even after doing it for a year, I'm still not entirely sold that it's a good idea. At first it was an excuse to buy a mixer and a phone patch because I love the broadcast toys. But is an audience of a thousand worth it?

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 11:47 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Heh, midwave, I love Jeff's yawn. It's such a "It's Sunday evening after 10pm and I'm sitting here talking coaster dork issues with whoever was kind enough to show up this week" yawn.

If anything, it's the perfect summary of the CB podcast. ;)

I just wish we took advatange of 'on location' opportunities more - especially at Buzz events when there's usually a couple of the podcast guys there. I still think one of the best podcasts was the one I missed at HW were the guys talked to Will and even let the audience in on things. To me that's the funnest stuff to listen to. Tell me a podcast wouldn't be a fun addition to the BooBuzz line-up!

But Jeff keeps telling me to shut up...and I'm pretty sure he'd be slapping me upside the head if we were in the same room because I ask every time there's an event if we're going to do something. (usually multiple times)

I'm so obedient.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 12:34 PM
Jeff's avatar I wish you'd speak up more so we didn't have all that dead air when I stop talking!

I hear you about location stuff, but keep in mind that those of us who do the show are the practical types. We don't travel the globe and when we do visit parks, we want to visit parks, not make a production out of it (literally). Cats like us have families and/or jobs and balance our lives with a lot of different things.

Oh wait, you're a housewife. ;)

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 12:48 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar See what I mean. That was the reply equivalent of a slap upside the head. ;)

What can I say? I can't carry 50% of a podcast. That's why there's usually three and sometimes four of us involved. I can carry 25 to more, no less.

But yeah, I know what you're saying. I have fun giving you a hard time about it. In fact, isn't that exactly what the CR guys said as a reason for quitting? The idea of a park visit turning into a production just isn't fun and a day at the park should be...well, just fun.

Then again, I usually drag a camera and three lenses in one bag, a small camera in my pocket and a camcorder in another bag to the park...

...what production? ;)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 1:08 PM
Gemini's avatar Last Sunday was the first time I went to Cedar Point this year without my camera equipment. Sadly, I still had my pocket digital and got sucked in by the sunset. :)

Walt Schmidt - Co-Publisher, PointBuzz

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 2:06 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I hear ya! I feel weird if I don't snap some shots at the park.

Nice sunset pics! :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 5:37 PM
I enjoyed coaster radio. It was a neat show. Too bad they're leaving.

The In The Loop podcast, to me at least, always has something "great" or something "new" after a while that wears off and it's the same stuff day in and day out.

In The Loop also does not take a negative comment too well. Someone makes a negative comment and they go on about how they do everything for free and put it a lot of hours. Why do it if it's such a big deal of time? =/

The Coasterbuzz podcast is neat, some guys hanging out drinking a beer and talking shop. :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 8:03 PM
Yeah, pretty much. Well, except I can't drink beer due to a gluten intolerance, so for me it's usually a gin and tonic or something...

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 9:21 PM
kpjb's avatar

Jeff said:
Everything that made me want to be a jock when I was a teenager has long since been destroyed by Clear Channel.

Amen, brother.


Tuesday, October 3, 2006 9:30 PM
While I do like all three podcasts, for CR it was the college/morning zoo sound of the podcast the drew me in. I like the craziness that they display at times, and I like the topical format too.

That said, What I like about C'buzz is the informative end of it. I get to find out the news about the amusement industry, and get some good discussion about it too. I like that there is freedom for the guys to speak their minds on the issues. It's not sqeaky clean, but the quality is great. It's not overdone, it makes it's point, and that's it.

Then there's In The Loop...All the positives that were mentioned above, cannot apply to this podcast. It is sometimes very hard to listen to because it seems the whole show has been done half-a**ed. But in all honesty, I like Clint Novack, I just wish he'd put some work into his product. It can be so much better!

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 10:30 PM
"So much for my spectacular "Sitting in a marble bathroom alone with my answering machine" podcast idea."

Will you be using your deep deep multiplexer voice, the chain smoking rock star voice, or just (insert name here) from some little town outside Dayton voice?

Personally, the "Coaster Image" voice is the one to go with . . .


". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 10:49 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I'm never going to live it down...never.

At the very least I've become an inside joke for CB Podcast listeners. We'll always have that. ;)

Pretty soon all the cool websites will put the deep voice at the intro to their videos. It'll be an internet phenomenon!

I am enjoying the feedback on the various podcasts from everyone though...nice to know everyone's take on things.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 7:41 AM
Hell - don't live it down, embrace it!

James Earl Jones ain't got nothin' on you.

". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 2:07 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Love it or hate it, the loss of anything promoting the parks, rides and enthusiasts in general sucks.

Keep making statements like that and before you know it you'll be leading a campaign to save the Williams Grove Cyclone. :) ... nah.


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