Thursday last, 40-plus food bloggers of various stripes invaded the station as part of the second local food blogger meet-up “sponsored” by 90.9. For a couple of hours that evening, foodies outnumbered the old-fashioned radio folk. Had a coup been successfully staged, you’d now be tuning to “Boston’s NPR Food Station.” Think of the possibilities!
What did we learn? That our local, independent media makers are eager to collaborate with us fortunate few that make media for a living. And while the editorial logistics and the business models of these collaborative relationships are still rather nebulous, what is crystalline is the abundance of talent and enthusiasm among our listeners. I’m convinced that tapping into that may give us in broadcasting new relevance in a rapidly advancing era of a gazillion content channels.
What else did we learn? That sometimes you can become so engrossed in conversation that you overlook taking photographs of the event itself. At least we did. Anyone perchance have any snaps they care to share?
If you are not familiar with 90.9’s Public Radio Kitchen project, please have a look and let me know what you think. And please read what the estimable David Karp wrote about one of the sessions; it is flawless with the exception of a snippet of fiction he inserted concerning yours truly.
I am forever indebted to Linsey Herman, the brains behind Cake and Commerce and the organizational genius who made last Thursday possible.