Hello! I have come up to the San Jose area for a few days and have met with an old radio broadcasting friend, Timothy J. Tim and I used to have a show on KFJC (89.7 FM, Foothill Junior College, Los Altos Hills) called the Tuesday Radio Tabloids where we would get a bunch of ridiculous tabloid stories on the air and take phone calls on them. (I also worked on the air at a commercial radio station called KSJO, before it got sold off and went Spanish-language, but that's another story...) As happens, our careers took different directions, and I moved to Long Beach. He stayed in San Jose (Campbell, to be specific).
Tim has created the Creative Original Artists of Rock, or COAR Radio show. Depending on which internet radio station he's broadcasting out on, he can go on at different times, however, today his show began at 1:00 pm Pacific time (GMT -8 right now, I think since California is in Standard, and not Daylight time).
His point of view is distinct from what we're trying to do here at Thermionic. He's very interested in the promotion of new bands that are building themselves and touring with respect to pushing out their music. Thermionic is very interested in helping bands BUILD their sound. I think we could say that is the difference. COARradio.com is interested in helping promote skilled, but obscure bands. Thermionic is interested in helping new bands identify and build their sound.
So between songs we talked music, and a little bit about our old time radio careers together, and he took some suggestions from me about music to play (Blood of the Sun! Woohoo!). We even (off the air) discussed collaborating on a project together sometime in May. We'll have to see.
Be sure to give the COAR Radio Facebook Page a like if you like what you hear!