I'm Back, Part-Time ... And Thinking About Launching a Radio Show → Washingtons Blog
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm Back, Part-Time ... And Thinking About Launching a Radio Show

Thank you for the many kind words of support.

You have persuaded me not to hang up my jersey altogether...

I will try to post when I can, although work and family commitments will prevent daily posting (readers who post my articles to Digg, Reddit and other social networking sites are greatly appreciated. That encourages me to write more, as it spreads my writing more widely).

If Reuters, Bloomberg, Huffington Post or another large news organization hired me, I might switch day-jobs, which would mean I could write a lot more.

Also, I'm considering starting a radio show, as I can talk faster than I can write, and as I would like to interview more high-level experts.

I have an insatiable curiosity about just about everything, and a deep background in such diverse areas as science, law, music and anthropology (I was an adjunct professor in one of those subjects).

I am also very good at interviewing, and have chatted with PhD economists, high-level military officials, scientists, whistleblowers, and everyone else under the sun.

And I've repeatedly been told that I have a great "radio voice".

I could bring in a lot of listeners if a media company such as HuffPost wants to expand into radio, or if Bloomberg or Reuters want to expand their programming.

Or - if I launch my own stand-alone radio show - a regular sponsor could reach a lot of listeners for a modest advertising fee.

I was born to do this ... just need someone to take a chance. I could guarantee a loyal audience.

*Special thanks to Ted for all your support posting to social networking sites.


  1. To be quite honest I'm not that surprised...
    Bad habbit ??

    About radio platform : use royalty free codecs -


    Retired, or maybe semi-retired, anyway it is good to know that George Washington is still broadcasting.

    Take it easy. Keep up splendid job. Relax.
    Godspeed .

  2. Happy to know that you''ll still be out there.

    I haven't met/read anyone that posts such comprehensive, well researched articles as you do.

    Well done, and thank you!

  3. Best wishes on whatever comes next.

  4. You could also try your hand at podcasting, which could lead to a radio gig.

  5. I read through dozens of blogs/sites on a daily basis. You are indeed one of the most intelligent and insightful commenters I've come across. You are up there with Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, etc. I wish you the best!

  6. I would totally agree that you should just start a podcast - you can get sponsors and it could easily get picked up and turned into a syndicated radio show -

    Your work is exceptional and if you already know you ahve a great voice for radio and love doing interviews well - I'd say you're there! Just start... the rest will come as a result of what you do -

    You ARE that good!

    Glad we didn't lose you... that was a scary moment - because you do a really good job of covering what is important and covering it extremely well.


  7. Great to have you back!!!

    If you are interested in a Radio Show, I am the program director of the Oracle Broadcasting Newtwork, and have some weekend slots open!

    Email me at staff@oraclebroadcasting.com

    Best Regards Doug Owen - BlackListedNews.com

  8. Great! Glad to have you back. Keep up the awesome work!

  9. I was not scared. I was sad. Forget sponsors and such - you need support. If it is money you need right now, we shall get it for you. If it is something else in the future, we shall get it for you. Welcome back. We need you!

  10. Welcome back; can recommend good PTSD recovery methods. We've all been there... burn out, rest & relaxation, rising anger, action... take more frequent breaks... read James E. Loehr, Ed.D. on stress recovery and consider joining Deep Politics Forum. Best...

  11. Re: Radio Show

    How about Podcast?

  12. You do need support, George, you work way too hard for your words to fall in the wilderness unheard. Everybody who reads this, give a little back and think about what you can do personally to get him a bigger audience. When I did radio work, I posted my stuff on http://radio4all.net/ . This is where community radio stations, internet stations come to download free material, also http://radio.indymedia.org/ . I was just starting to build a following in radio4all.net when I moved and lost access to a recording studio. You should send some of your stuff to San Francisco's Green 960, they would be likely to air it.

  13. "Moreover, while my posts and those of many other writers are cumulatively helping to spread the truth, it doesn't seem like my posts are making enough of a difference to justify the amount of time I am putting into them."
    'Truth' ?
    'a difference' ?

    I suggest you boycott extort until you get what you want!


  14. This looks like an interesting way of getting your message out there, George. Ever think about setting up a youtube channel? http://socialnetworkingalliance.com/

  15. I fully understand a need for respite - took a long one myself last summer for personal reasons. During that time, I received nice words of encouragement from a couple of blogroll buddies. You know the feeling, right?

    It's hard to quit something which gives us a passion and a feeling of purpose in our lives.

    Welcome back, WB.


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