- Hello Group! Here is a post from Ryan E concerning a great idea he has. Read it carefully. Jim - Last night s conference got me thinking about ways to aidMessage 1 of 32 , Oct 29, 2004View SourceHello Group!
Here is a post from Ryan E concerning a great idea he has. Read it
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.
- My thoughts were in providing a package for those people that email us out of the blue saying, in essence, OTR looks interesting. I don t know what it is,Message 32 of 32 , Nov 4, 2004View SourceMy thoughts were in providing a package for those people that email
us out of the blue saying, in essence, "OTR looks interesting. I
don't know what it is, where can I get some?" They may be completely
computer illiterate, just able to surf the web. That's why I think
cds would be best, because it takes a bit of know-how to get busy in
ftp, newgroups, p2p, etc. The real meat of the package, as I
envision it, are some text files that tell people where they can get
more, be it on tape, .wav cd, or .mp3. Places they can get it for
free, ideally, or for cash, if necessary. People contact me
regularly who are completely unfamiliar with the Yahoo groups, which
is probably the best place to start. I'd also like some links to
informative website (Genco, etc.) where complete novices can get an
idea of what OTR is. I've only been in this four years but I
remember how much scouring I did before I figured out the ins and
outs of the hobby. Basically, if Joe Blow walked up to on the street
and said "I'm interested in OTR. I heard a clip from an old show.
What do I need to know to get into this?", what would we want to