[joe-frank-list] Re: make Joe's radio public

BILLMILOSZ at aol.com BILLMILOSZ at aol.com
Sat Oct 30 00:39:02 PDT 2004

In a message dated 10/30/2004 1:32:50 AM Central Daylight Time, 
bobl at 1amsoftware.com writes:

> a way to show support for his continued work. 

I think this is a critical thing here.  We, fans or devotees or acolytes or 
just interested listeners, want more, new Joe Frank programs.  How can we get 
them?  Well, JoeFrank.Com is trying out the idea of SUBSCRIPTION. If there are 
enough paid "members" of JoeFrank.com  then there's enough money to pay to do 
more material.  One program a month is a good pace, I think, I am satisfied 
with that.  Like a magazine.  And as someone who did radio production for 13 
years, I don't know how Joe Frank kept the high quality standards and still 
produced a new show every week back in "The Day" - that kind of pace would really 
burn anyone out.  (Actually I think the intensity of it also yielded some 
interesting results- the effect of that punishing production regime on Joe's work 
and perhaps on the man himself is interesting to see. But it couldn't go on 
forever like that.)

So, with subscription we have a model of a way to have new Joe Frank 
material, and he has a way to sustain himself and the work.  But can it work? There's 
a break-even number of subscribers they have to attain.  And the costs of 
hosting streaming media are quite high, so I would think they'd need A LOT of 

So that means: in order to ensure the success of this, and make sure we can 
follow the work of this fascinating artist along the journey he's on, we would 
ALL be well advised to subscribe.  If you can afford it, I strongly urge 
everyone on this discussion list to subscribe to JoeFrank.Com - you know, if you 
have to, drop your subscription to American Chiropodist, or maybe stop 
sponsoring those children in Guatemala, but find the $12.99 a month.  I found I could 
water down my father's insulin a little and come up with $12.99 a month.  It's 
really not that much money.
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