Bob, I can't figure out what you're going on about up there
My 1st sentence was practically a different subject from the rest of what I posted about. Don't take it as a unified matter directed at some single point.
My main point was, the emphasis in DMDN seems misplaced. It might've been properly placed during the mos. Mr. Bell was on-mic on MITD, but now it's ironic that they have a program they call Paranormal Filler
or just Filler
when it seems more like MITD is the schedule-filler -- appropriately, considering its late-night placement. Not to imply Filler
is DMDN's best, but it's one of several fairly consistently good programs they run.
Then again, how do people find good streamed programs, other than via such a gimmick as Art Bell's abortive unretirement? It's not like a radio dial you can tune around. So it's all referrals, such as the ones in this section of BellGab.
Last month I was killing time on Spring St. in Newton NJ when I stumbled on the studio of NewtRadio
, a stream originator that's an outgrowth of, and mostly promotional for, The Newton Theatre, a venerable art house a couple blocks away & across the street. They'd been online just a few days, and I thought they were a music store front (from the shelves full of CDs that'd just been put up). I knocked, someone came to the door saying they weren't open, and then the DJ came to explain they were streaming. They turned out to have some fairly good but also some rather pedestrian music programming.
Hmm...maybe I was
making a point at the beginning inadvertently connected to the main point. If, say, it was Mr. Rowland's idea to get Mr. Bell on the wire for a period, then mfr. an excuse for him to quit, to promote DMDN, that might've been a good business move that we, the audience, could benefit by. But if that were the case, you'd think that by now his focus would've been off Ms. Wade. Or was he thinking there'd be audience resentment even at this late date if it became too obvious that'd been the plan all along?