The is the web log for Jon Ryan - the personality behind the hardly listened to and barely worthwhile Jon Ryan Radio Show, heard from the months of September through May on WPRB in Princeton, New Jersey and the surrounding area.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Back. Again.

Back from Brown U., where I spent the summer studying and meeting some of the most fantastic people in the world. That's right. In the world. Awesomeness.

The next few weeks will be spent gearing up for a return to Princeton and the wonderful throes of ecstasy that is WPRB. Yeah, I'll have a show once again this fall. Right now, the plan is to just do whatever I can do to fill 3 hours without dedicating too much of the show to music. So, of course, I'm going to lie to whoever the satanic program director is and tell them I'll be playing 3 hours of Joanna Newsome or some other comparable shit every week. Here's the way I'm rationalizing it currently: WPRB plays nonformat (re: random and sporadically better than average) music for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, shouldn't there be some kind of show that, in addition to featuring (less sporadically better than average) music, also talks a bit about society, culture, the music scene, etc? I'm not talking about anything radically different than what I've done in the past... Just something with a bit more structure. I hope.

So, I'm drudging the net, trying to find interesting things / people to put on the show. Ideally, I'll have an e-list, underground culturally relevant person on the show now and then, people talking politics who actually know politics, some humorous folks on to talk shit about the world in general, and way more caller interaction. Who knows, though... The whole thing could get collectively shat on by those above me and I could get stuck with an awesomely horrendous timeslot, thus eliminating any kind of possibility of developing a listenership or any sort of decent programming. Hoorah.

In the meantime, if you haven't already, check out Muse. They're fucking good, and I don't know why I haven't heard of them before.

Oh, and R.I.P. Peter Jennings. He was always the poor-man's Brokaw, but at least people respected him, unlike Rather... Rather... that incompetent fuck. Why didn't the big man off him first?