1910RE: [Otter-Project] Re: Newly Interested person package
- Nov 1, 2004I'll happily burn a couple of sets. I can'd download masters from the internet
just now, but I can get US Mail and would forward such disks to handle 3 new
Quoting "jim.mowery" <jim.mowery@...>:
> Jim and Ryan,
> I think you have a good idea here, but I hope you have lots of free burn
> time. You may find your self-drowning if this is EXTREMELY successful.
> I say go for it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Beshires [mailto:beshiresjim@...]
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 9:14 PM
> To: Otter-Project@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Otter-Project] Re: Newly Interested person package
> Hello Group!
> Here is a post from Ryan E concerning a great idea he has. Read it
> Jim -
> Last night's conference got me thinking about ways to aid brand-new
> collector's that appear with a pleasant frequency on various OTR
> boards and groups.
> What if the group put together a 4-5 disc set of 10-20 episodes of
> the big-name OTR programs as a sort of "introduction" to the hobby?
> Then, what if I kept a copy of this set at my home and whenever one
> of these newcomers reared their head anyone could point them to me
> and say "why, you can start right here." I could burn a copy of this
> set and send it to them? Here's my caveat: They need to send me
> blank discs and a prestamped, preaddressed return package. This will
> prevent me from going broke buying discs and postage.
> I have done this with people from time to time (send me discs and
> postage and I burn whatever they want) and they've always been more
> than happy to such an exchange. All it costs the newbie is a couple
> bucks in postage and some blank discs and all it costs me is some
> time, which I can afford.
> We could then include on the discs files about our group and other
> resources to build a collection and learn about OTR. I think this
> could be more helpful than just telling them to "go to this or that
> Yahoo group and get in on distros" and it would get the group's name
> and mission out associated with a positive event. It wouldn't really
> require much work on the group's part other than helping put to
> gether a set of high-audio-quality episodes that represent the best
> of OTR. They'd also have to keep their eyes open and be ready to
> usher these new fawns right to my inbox. No lists or committees or
> paperwork needed. Just send out discs and postage to me and receive
> a handy "All You Need to Know to Get Started in Old-Time Radio"
> package in a week or so.
> We have created a new section in the members only section of the
> forum for this
> and Ryan has already posted some suggestions there. Please go, read
> them, make additional suggestions for items to include or additional
> material for the files he's preparing.
> Lets get behind this. Think what a great thing this would have been
> for you to receive when you first became interested in otr.
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