My friend Joe of YourDailyJoe recently started a podcast with Rob and Kent, two of his buddies from back in the day when they were all growing up in chilly Erie, Pennsylvania. Their MySpace profile describes the evolution of SquireCast:
In 1996, friends Rob and Kent took to the airwaves of Erie, PA, by way of Energy FM 90 WERG. The show grew and changed over the next four years, adding new people and losing others. By fall of 2000, the show came to an end, and the Squires scattered themselves across the country.Today Joe will be answering my questions about the show. Check back soon for Parts 2 and 3 of the SquireCast interview, when Kent and Rob will answer the same 8 questions to give you their own stories.
Now, through the power of modern technology, The Squires are reunited.
How did the original Squire show get started?
What was your favorite part of being on the show back then?
Whose idea was it to "get the band back together?"
How did you want to new show to resemble and/or differ from the old show?
How does podcasting change the nature of what you were doing on the radio?
Obviously, we don't have to deal with FCC regulations. We don't try to exploit that by swearing all the time or anything. But it's a relief to not have to babysit ourselves, and to not edit the songs we play. We're adults, and we're making a show for other adults. We shouldn't have to worry about getting fined by moral extremists.
How do you choose music to play?
What has been your favorite SquireCast so far and why?
If I had to pick just one of those two episodes I mentioned, I guess I'd go with 1. Not to sing our own praise, but I really think we knocked it out of the park right from the start. I was impressed with how the show seemed almost fully formed right from the start.
What can listeners expect in the future?
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