It's not mine. It's not yours.
This is OurCast.
Internet radio split into 60 minute segments, giving everyone an hour to shine.
Broadcasting has changed.
It's evolved beyond all recognition since Tony Blackburn played Flowers in the Rain on the new Radio 1 in 1967. We've been through the days of DJs being more famous than the musicians they were playing. The phase of pairing boy presenter with girl presenter. The Shock-Jock; the cool DJs broadcasting new music from their DJ mansions; and not forgetting the simulcast jock, personalising 14 different links at once.
And recently, it's changed so much, that as soon as you stop and take stock of where the industry is, you're already being left behind.
At OurCast, we're not the first to have recognised that there's more to being a radio presenter than Crash'n'Roll, keeping it tight, book ending the corporate message and hitting the news on time...all in the space of 15 seconds. But we are here for those who want more from a presenter.
OurCast is all about giving those DJs a place to express what they are passionate about, even if it does mean talking for longer than a minute per link. Shock!Horror! A presenter with a whole hour to fill, however they wish...it'll be mutiny!
Or, perhaps, it'll be interesting to hear all who have been silenced. We are not intending to be a slick, well-oiled broadcasting juggernaught, we are not setting out to say how things should be done, we are providing a platform for presenters of all styles and abilities who have things to say, be heard. Whilst the radio industry has shrunk beyond all belief, there's room for all of us on the internet.
Perhaps you're just starting out and want to hone that talent, maybe you've had your 'pro' time and just want to keep your hand in and treat it like a hobby. Whatever your reason for wanting to be on air, we could be the vehicle you're listening out for.
If you have any comments or you'd like to be part of our cast (See? Not just a clever name!), feel free to drop us a line via the contact form or a tweet using the button below.