Started by DesertFox, November 01, 2013, 08:13:24 AM
Quote from: nooryisawesome on November 02, 2013, 03:00:42 PMAs an orginal Nut Hugger I'll say, its silly for people to attack Art for trying to do something for his loyal listners.People saying he is creating drama etc are just wrong.He is trying to give the show away to expand the audience, and allow for a better listening experience. In addition he will get a broader/weirder call in audience.It is lame have a call in show, where everyone calls in from their car!Art is trying to make the show better, and nitwits are bashing him for it.Art has said before he doesnt want to do a half assed show, he is trying to live up to that.
Quote from: steelbot on November 02, 2013, 10:09:19 PM
Quote from: aldousburbank on November 01, 2013, 10:24:27 AMIt's fun. Know why? He's effing with people. I like it.
Quote from: Dont Fear The Reaper on November 02, 2013, 05:20:35 PM Definitely not bashing him. It's great that he wants to expand the show's reach, but making the show free doesn't do anything for SiriusXM. Not sure about anyone else, but that is the only point I'm trying to make.
Quote from: jazmunda on November 02, 2013, 08:04:33 PMHaving re-listened to the announcement on Art's website I do get the impression that Art just wants to widen the audience by providing just the 4hr live stream for free on his website. I get the impression that Art thinks the audience is too small to drive a call driven show and that widening the net will bring a wider variety of listeners, callers, opinions and points of view. The only worrying comment that I can't pinpoint his meaning or intention was the comment about not being a viable option. Art seemed to be inplying that he was loosing listeners because of the errors and that situation was not viable going forward.
Quote from: SciFiAuthor on November 03, 2013, 11:52:46 AMIt would give Art a bigger pool of callers, which he needs (it must be bad right now, Bellgab makes up a sizeable percentage of his callers. That's no coincidence.) but it would also raise the value of his advertising spots which in turn would be cash in SXM's pocket.
Quote from: ziznak on November 03, 2013, 03:17:03 PMStream the show for free for a little while from artbell.com and then BOOM! start charging for it. SiriusXM would have to get a piece of the pie but they would widen the audience and be making money down the line. To me there's too many ways that people can listen to the show the next day for that to even factor in. The show is it's best when you can hear it live when its happening. Thats why you would get SiriusXM or pay at Artbell.com. Any true fan would have no problems throwing a few bux a month Art's way provided they aren't all shut in cat ladies like me and falkie. The pirate streams are really just free promotion right now and are most likely doing the best at bringing in fans worldwide.
Quote from: Dont Fear The ReaperI just can't fathom them offering Art's show for free in way, shape, or form.
Quote from: DesertFox on November 01, 2013, 08:13:24 AMThis free streaming request/demand from Art to Sirius almost sounds like Art is looking for an excuse to quit again. Art is flighty, as we know...I love Art but i'm very skeptical. What do you think?
Quote from: George Drooly on November 04, 2013, 04:12:46 AMThis motherfucker waffles more than Bill Clinton. It's embarrassing. He's supposed to be a seasoned professional, not a whiny teenager... I realize a lot of this is "showbiz" but c'mon, he's in a position of such wealth and power that he should just have a calm, steady demanor as he does whatever he wants to...
Quote from: FightTheFuture on November 04, 2013, 08:29:55 AMI had huge doubts about Art coming back for a full-time gig (I was an advocate for 1-2 nights a week on terrestrial radio). I don`t think it`s a good fit for him, and you`re right; he`s all prima donna. Naturally, I was shouted down for harboring such heretical opinions, but I realy think we`re beginning to see the cracks form.
Quote from: Wintermute on November 04, 2013, 12:18:23 PMAll Art is doing is posing a question. I am sure he is well aware of all the "Warez" going on. (Warez = illegal copyrighted content distro)I don't think his request is crazy. There are a few other shows that do the same outside of ClearChannel. Would I drop SiriusXM if he streamed live for four hours? Not sure. It is tempting and I would probably let my subscription lapse to see if I could get a deal (what I did last time). But... who knows.I already re-broadcast his show on my 10watt pirate FM station here.