The three or four of you are getting shortchanged by the upheaval in the media marketplace that I am following. I'm trying to catch a fast-moving train... running alongside of it, trying to grab a handle to hop on.
But alas, it's traveling too fast so every once in a while I gotta sit down and blog to you anyhows.
If you've been following it... we're doing a ton of Facebook live videos and they're getting a decent amount of views. Last night, I helped set up the St. Thomas More festival and did a live video there. 1.6K people have viewed as of now, 14 hours later. It's good publicity for the church festival and the video gives some needed adieu to Niall McShane, who's been leading the setup for more than 20 years. He works his ass off.
A couple of days ago I did my first direct to Facebook live broadcast from the studio with Hammond Fire Chief Jeff Smith. The chief wanted to get the word out about a drill the firemen were gonna do in the parking lot of the old Walmart at 165th and Indianapolis Blvd., right by the WJOB tower. They were set to throw foam across the parking lot to practice in case of a chemical spill or fire.
So since it was late notice and we couldn't find a spot in one day on the morning show, I suggested just going straight to Facebook live video. It's been shared a bunch of times and has more than 1K views. We also talked about the drill on the air and that should about cover it in getting the word out about the fire department doing the drill. Thanks, Jeff, for going along with me on this. You made history as my first direct to Facebook live broadcast from the studio.
I'll continue this later in that I'm going on a sales call in a couple of minutes. That's right, a sales call. And I couldn't be more excited. For months, years really, we didn't go out into the community and sell at all. We waited for people to call us.
But with new studios, a new FM radio station, and an explosion in Facebook Live video, I'm more than happy to meet with people. I'm proud of what we've developed and can't wait to show it to business people. Talk to you later.