Beyond the Dial

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A couple things

First off, those on blog talk radio that may have noticed that I no longer link to their individual shows might wonder why.  It is nothing personal against your show, but because you have one of those ads that people are forced to watch before being able to access your site.  If you have removed that from your site, let me know and I will be happy to link to your episodes in blog posts again.

The second thing is something that I received an email from podOmatic about that they wanted me to mention — The Paranormal Cafe.  There are a few shows tagged as being the Paranormal Cafe that are actually Rogue Radio.  There is a rather confusing reason for this — The Paranormal Cafe board op somehow took over Paranormal Cafe and changed it’s name to Rogue Radio.  However, he did not change the url because obviously that assured him hits.  Robert Simcox who was the original host of the paranormal cafe moved it to a different url on podOmatic.  Robert emailed me a couple months ago to let me know that and I changed the link in the sidebar to link to the new url of the paranormal cafe, but there are a few shows tagged as PC that are actually Rogue Radio because I didn’t know what was going on at the time.  That will have to stay as is because it is too much of a pain in the ass to go back through them and try to figure out which is which.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - Posted by | paranormal cafe, show news | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Lesley,

    Since I felt you took a public shot at me, it needed answering in a public forum.
    I’ve been in radio long enough to know that answering anything in public is a mistake. I’m sure this will turn out to be one as well. I’m tired of being on the receiving end of Rob Simcox’s bullshit, and I’m tired of people who don’t know what they’re talking about piling on with him. I’m sure I’ll be getting more crap now. Just couldn’t keep my big mouth shut. Guess that’s why I’m in radio.Thanks,
    Charlie at Rogue Radio

    Comment by Charlie | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. Lesley,

    A few things about Rogue Radio/Paranormal Cafe.
    I have kept the URL for Paranormal Cafe because I’ve paid for that URL from day one and have since done the work of getting a sponsor to pay for the podcast while the show was still titled Paranormal Cafe.
    The reason I’m still doing Rogue Radio from that URL is that I’m honoring the contract I have with that sponsor, something Rob Simcox apparently had no interest in doing. Does that mean the sponsor gets the benefit of having a fairly popular URL? Yes it does. That is where he signed on.

    From 2006 I have run the Paranormal Cafe/Rogue Radio podcast site. That was day one on the net.
    I like radio and I thought Rob had a good idea and was executing it poorly. I thought I could help.
    He was being treated as a joke on his first station and when I moved on to a bigger station, I asked him to come with me.

    He did and for nearly a year we shared duties on the show. We both booked guests, I co-hosted, and I produced and engineered the show.
    I also edited the shows down for the podcasts.
    I didn’t realize at the time but my edits irked Rob to no end. Without them I felt the show suffered a bit being too raw and production quality-wise were iffy.

    There was no good communication between the two of us and in the end he wound up complaining to management he didn’t want to work with me anymore.
    Management didn’t want to hear that and frankly didn’t want to deal with it since I was the one who brought him to the station in the first place.
    He complained several times and they finally asked him to leave the station.

    Since I was employed there already seperately from the show, they asked me to do something in that time-slot.
    Since Rob didn’t own the name/logo or anything else re:Paranormal Cafe, they wanted me to keep going with it. I didn’t feel that was right so I renamed the show, and I might add, changed the format as well.

    But let me be clear, I own the site. I always have. I will honor my contract with my sponsor. It’s just good business. When that contract is up, I may find a new URL. But the old one will not go to Rob Simcox.
    All that guy has done is whine, bitch, moan, complain, and quite frankly, slam me every chance he gets. Some of the first podcasts he posted on his ‘new URL’ were rants about me while he called in to another station. Wonderful paranormal podcasts.
    All I ever did for him was try to help him with his show.

    Now Lesley, he’s got you taking a very public shot at me on a blog I used to respect.
    Just because I never answered his accusations in a public forum before, doesn’t mean I was conceding he is right.
    I was just trying to be the bigger man.
    But now he’s got a mouth piece doing his work for him?

    I expect more from your blog.
    If you don’t like my show, by all means, don’t link to it.
    But please stay out of a private conflict that someone with hurt feelings is trying to make public.

    Thanks,
    Charlie at Rogue Radio

    Comment by Charlie | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. I said I wouldn’t comment on this again, but now that Charlie has posted here too I haven’t much choice.

    I am not going to go through this whole thing again though. My comments can be found here — http://beyondthedial.blogspot.com/2008/11/couple-things.html

    It is enough to say that apparently I had a bad choice of wording since I didn’t know what exactly was going on with these hosts/podcasts, but there was no intentional shot at Charlie. Those who know me will know that is the truth. Charlie will probably never believe that, but that is his problem.

    Comment by beyondthedial | Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. Charleys show is crap. he treats his freinds like crap… He is crap… Chhhhaaaarrleeyyy!!!

    Comment by Blogger 3 | Saturday, March 7, 2009 | Reply


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