Monday, June 04, 2007
The Bakersfield Treatment
Team Hudson & Gaines overwhelmed the Bakersfield media class this weekend. Not only did KERN News Talk Radio air a marathon of the podcast, but we were also interviewed (by award-winning meteorologist Miles Muzio!) on KBAK-TV Channel 29 for its Saturday news broadcasts (YouTube clip to follow) and appeared on The Scott Cox Show on KSFO, the news-talk behemoth out of San Francisco.
The Cox interview was a tense one. I'm guessing the air in the room was similar to that of the recent diplomatic talks between the U.S. and Iran. You see, Scott Cox is, in actuality, Larry Forbes, H&G's arch nemesis from Troutown. You can see from the above photo that we were separated by an armament of radio equipment. Otherwise, it might have gotten ugly.
(Kidding aside, we're super-big-time appreciative that Scott let us appear on the show. Getting airtime in a market like San Francisco is invaluable.)
(But seriously, we really can't stand that Larry Forbes. He is a flaming sack of dung, and he's been known to dress in women's lingerie.)
Huge shoutout to Miles and Deborah Muzio, who were good enough to not only give us our TV break, but also buy us dinner at the world-famous Crystal Palace, built by country legend Buck Owens.
I'm not sure Micah, Mike or I can adequately describe what it was like to sit in Micah's parents' car and listen as a real live radio station started to play our show. No one can predict what will happen with H&G, but this experience will stand out for all time. As we were driving around Bakersfield, I kept thinking: Lynn Jepson, Everett Lawrence, Kitty Hines, Judith Rain, Jeffrey Starmichael, and the rest are being broadcast through the air right now! People are listening to us and Steve Davis, Lawrence Everett Forbes, Lauralee Gooch, Kate Cosgrove, and Pat Muir! In their cars! At home!
Once again, thanks to everyone in Bakersfield for their support, and thanks to everyone else for continuing to listen and spread the word. The three of us work hard as hell to make this show work, and the fact that people listen to and enjoy Hudson & Gaines makes it all more than worth while.
Next Time, on Rocket Fever: Uncovering an unsettling truth about one of the world's biggest sports events?