As we come close to the holiday season, several listeners have very generously asked what they can do to show their appreciation for The Atomic Show. I am actually quite humbled by those requests.
Since March of 2006, a loosely connected team of people has been working with available time to provide you with the best shows we know how to produce about a topic that is very important to us. As the host of the show, I have received a lot of encouragement, attaboys, and other psychic income that helps to make the effort worth while.
I have also had some minor successes in finding paid advertisers to defray any of the actual costs that I incur to travel to meetings, purchase equipment etc. In short, I am pleased with the returns that I currently get from The Atomic Show and hope to keep producing it for a long time to come.
HOWEVER, there has been a rather unsung hero in this story. Cameron Reilly, the founder and sole owner of The Podcast Network, has put his heart and sole into providing an excellent and reliable platform for The Atomic Show and all of the rest of the great shows on The Podcast Network. His ride in the past four years has not been an easy one – he has focused on establishing a truly independent media company that can speak and write on any topic of interest to the host. That kind of media company is vital in today’s world of ever consolidating companies and increasingly homogenized shows.
It is a challenge – sponsorships are more difficult to obtain for narrowly focused niche shows that have people with intense interest in the topic. Most consumer companies want to reach broad audiences and many focused companies do not do much advertising.
I would appreciate it very much if you would read the following and impulsively consider a donation to the network that helps to keep The Atomic Show and other niche market shows alive. If you want to continue listening to shows that cover topics that are not currently “popular”, please give generously.
Thank you for all of your emails, comments, questions, and contributions. For those of you who continue to help where you can (Kelly, Robert, Shane, John, Ted, Joe, Dan, Charles, Kirk, Reese) a special thanks and holiday wishes.
Host and producer, The Atomic Show Podcast
Dear TPN listeners, viewers and friends,
You know that we spend a LOT of time producing our shows for you.
And as we arenâ€™t making money out of advertising, weâ€™d like to ask for your support to help us keep TPN running. We have real costs in IT support, hardware, bandwidth, etc., as well as our time and effort. For the last four years, weâ€™ve covered these costs ourselves. Outside a small amount of advertising that we have run, the majority of TPNâ€™s costs have been covered by myself and the TPN hosts have donated their time.
Now, we know that paying for online content is probably new to some of you. You are used to getting it for free.
However, we do ask you to think about the idea of the people funding their own media. We all know that if corporate advertising is the main source of funding for the media, it influences the kinds of media that is produced and the messages they carry. We donâ€™t want that kind of media to be the only kind out there. We want an independent media, run by the people and for the people.
If you want to support our efforts to bring you intelligent and entertaining content, please consider one of our donation plans listed here at the TPN Pledge Drive page.
Your support is appreciated!
Founder, The Podcast Network