I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to the fellas running Alphaism radio. In my opinion, this was probably the best thing to happen to EVO in years. I was glued to my computer as I listened to play by play action from the finals AND the Money Matches. It was crazy exciting.
In the past, those of us who couldn’t make it to EVO were forced to constantly spam the EVO boards and hit refresh all night long as we waited for some kind soul to give us the final results. About 2-3 days later, we would finally get “official” results from all the games.
But with this up to the minute coverage, it really made you feel like you were right there in the crowd. Best of all, this is only going to get better and better as Alphaism radio expands. Wouldn’t it be something if the EVO matches were video taped and streamed online?!?! It just makes is that much closer to being a legitament sporting event.
I do have a few suggestions and questions about Alphaism. I noticed that you guys had an IRC chat room or Aim room going but I never knew where it was located. During your talk shows, will you have them up again and how can we join in? Also, I finally managed to write down the phone number but I think having it stickied would be a great asset.
Finally, for this coming week I think you should setup a schedule for each night with a new guest. Like tonight can be Alex Valle, tomorrow Justin Wong, etc. That way the focus can be on each player rather than just random people calling in. Perhaps you guys can have a 1 hour talk show weeknights? We have SO much to talk about that I think you could sustain that for some time. It will also make it easier to tune in and catch the live interviews if we know exactly what time it will happen. Like say, 9central-10 central is talkshow time. It will also help things move along smoothly without dead air time.
I think you guys are on to something here. Once everything gets established and structured, I certainly believe that this can explode. Imagine all fighting game fans tuning in each week (and calling in) to find out tourney results for the week, and who is saying what about who. Once you get that routine time slot and schedule great interviews, the fans will WANT to call in and be a part of the experience.
So keep up the good work! Alphaism radio is hype!