We RTFM so you don’t have to | 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, 90.1FM KPFT in Houston
Apple Rumored to be developing cord-cutter TV service
WSJ: Apple plans 25-ish channel TV service with backing from ABC, CBS, Fox
This would be a good chance to talk about cord-cutting as a topic
Apple Watch and New MacBook
Hands-on with the Retina MacBook: One-port wonder
Retina display, single port (usb type C), dongles, force trackpad, butterfly keys (instead of scissor), stacked batteries
SXSW interactive March 13-17
Here’s what we’ll talking about tonight:
Bjork’s next music video will be available for Oculus Rift – It’s for her song “Stonemilker”
You can read more about it at: Discovery News
As many of you may know, KPFT just had a fund drive and we had 2 episodes of fundraising for Technology Bytes. We were not able to make our goal on either night and we barely made half of the goal on the second night. In 4 of the past 5 fundraising episodes of Technology Bytes we have fallen short of our goal.
I am growing more and more concerned that we do not have enough of an audience or enough support to continue to be worthy of a 2 hour primetime weeknight slot on KPFT. Our fundraising goals add up to pretty much what it costs KPFT to have the show on the air – when we don’t make the goals it means some other show is paying our way. It can’t be lost on station management when Technology Bytes can’t raise enough to cover its own airtime. They have been nothing but supportive of the show over the years and it is painful when the show doesn’t live up to that support.
So where do we go from here? Is there something we need to change about the show? Something that we are doing (or not doing) that prevents our listeners from supporting the show? It isn’t a passing comment when we say during fund drive that meeting our goals is a way that we measure how much you support the program. Is it time that we wind the show down and give up the slot to someone new?
If you want the show to continue and you didn’t pledge recently, you can still support Technology Bytes in the current fund drive by using the tip jar and making sure to note that this is a pledge for Technology Bytes. If you call in during a different show and pledge, I don’t know if it will get credited to Tech Bytes. You can make sure the volunteer notes it down and email us or use the contact form on this site to let us know when you pledged and the amount. I would think that if we raised about $1,000 through these alternate methods that it would show that Technology Bytes can still meet its goals and does have an audience that supports it. It would let us know that the show has something to offer for you. If not, do you really think it is time to bring it to a close?
Host, Technology Bytes
Here Come Krampus…
Oh, Holy #$%ﬂ¶
The Christmas Classic? – Enjoy! Click the play button below.
If you “enjoy” our holiday music/guerilla war on Christmas, then at least a few of the songs in this Esquire article will be right up your alley! Many are NSFW, so you might consider earphones.
Later in the week we’ll post Here Comes Krampus and Oh, Holy ????? for your X-mas “enjoyment”!