Q&A From Richard Bedell - Founder of Fish Creek Radio
1) When and why did you decide to go into radio?
I was very young when I decided radio was my thing, maybe 14 or 15 years old. I wasn't very popular and have never been very graceful, but I have always loved music. I started out filling in on WNMC 90.7 FM. WNMC is a listener supported, community public radio, and all volunteer. I love exploring music and sharing with an audience is even better.
2) What is a key thing you've learned from running your own show?
Prepare for the unexpected and enjoy the ride. We don't really like voice-overs at Fish Creek Radio, so we try to use very few. We still program radio with live talent and love, not the same 400 songs on shuffle and generic voice tracks on a loop. Enjoy the musical journey, radio should be about content and not advertising. Program with love, passion and desire, main stream is so over done. Find a different groove and embrace it.
3) What is one thing you would like everyone to know about you?
Music is my first love. I am surrounded by so many talented people that are passionate about their song and they love to share. I love organic music and think it's way better than auto-tune. We share music at Fish Creek Radio because we all need the musical therapy, the person programming and the listener included.
4) What kind of people do you enjoy connecting with?
We are all about people that still believe in the music and love to explore. We are an interactive radio, we love new songs and ideas and artists. I would love to spread the word about our mission, Musical Therapy. Plain and simple.
Richard Bedell and Fish Creek Radio can be reached here:Website - http://www.fishcreekradio.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FishCreekRadio Twitter - @fishcreekradio