Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Right Name

Well over a year ago, I was contacted by an online radio station that wanted a weekday radio segment of our weekly 80's Nuts newsletter. I had already done some radio news spots before at local radio stations and always had this weird dream of being a DJ myself (they really don't make much money.) So I started the 80's Nuts Update. It was pretty difficult at first to squeeze the contents of the newsletter into little 2 minute segments (less actually after the intro music and exit) but I had it down. Sadly, the radio station went off the air and even though another station wished to pick it up... it wasn't the same.

During my time doing the radio segments, I had talked with the station about the idea of podcasting. They were excited about the concept. At the time, I really didn't know enough about how to set one up to make it a reality... until now. The only thing holding me back from taking the next step forward is the lack of a good name for it. When I started the 80's Nuts newsletter, I had no idea that it might confuse some people. Some wanted movie and television news also. So then I acquired the 80sMusicCentral.com domain name to go with my 80sNuts.com domain. This helped people understand that it was about the music and not about elderly testicles or collecting peanuts, pistachios and almonds from the 1980s (don't laugh, I got emails about both. The worst were the food preparation companies that called and emailed me when I ran the 80's Buffet DJ Service.) If I can find a name that says 80's music news without sounding that generic, I can feel better about this thing and worry about the technical issues. Any suggestions?

10 comments:

Layla said...

Well, I'm not very good with coming up with names but I am excited about your podcast! I get the newsletter already but it would be great to have a podcast too. I'm sure one of your more creative readers will think up a really good name!

LoraLoo said...

I am not the most creative friend you have either, but I'll chew on this and see what I can come up with. :)

I am surprised at all the confusion you've had at the past with media names - but I shouldn't be - we've all seen the crazy warnings and instructions on just about anything purchased anymore.

dusty said...

I am out of suggestions at this hour, but I hope you had a decent 4th.

David Amulet said...

How about "Rockin' in the Eighties" or something else that has an action verb in it?

I must say, however, that "80s Music Central" is great because it reflects clearly what it's about!

And please stop by my site and offer me your opinion on the posts question. Thanks.

-- david

Lily said...

I agree with David about "80's Music Central"
I'd rather see you come up with a cheeky catchphrase to open or close the podcast with rather than fretting about the name being too generic. ;)

An80sNut said...

So maybe 80's Music Central's Week In Review Podcast might work. It says what it is, says where it's from and can be abbreviated (80's Music Central's WIRP.) Catchphrases will be fun to work on. I actually have someone in mind that has mentioned the idea of recording part of the intro (gotta throw a female voice in there to break up the testosterone levels.) It's going to prove to be very interesting. Thanks for the suggestions folks. B)

Bar said...

Martin, I just saw your pic, wow - I figured you were a good lookin' and I was right!

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