As Good As Radio Gets

There’s a ton of crap in the iTunes podcast directory. Which makes it all the more pleasing to find a truly great program. etown, produced by Nick and Helen Forster in front of a live audience in Boulder, Colorado is among the best of the best.
Michelle Shocked and Nick Forster (of Hot Rize fame)
Hopefully, you can hear the show on your local radio station. I tune in Sunday night at 8:00 thanks to Wave 104.9. Now, thanks to iTunes, I can also store the episodes on my PowerBook G4. Believe it or not, I’m podless.
Like old-time radio variety shows, every etown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today’s top musical artists as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment.
There are presently 20 shows archived on iTunes. Some of the artists featured include Shawn Colvin, Susan Tedeschi, Greg Borwn, Nickel Creek, Michelle Shocked, Tim O’Brien, Dr. John, Tony Furtado, Mike Doughty, Del McCoury and Gomez. No wonder the show’s been on air for 15 years. Here’s wishing etown many more.
By the way, Crocs, Silk Soy Milk and Ben + Jerry’s are some of etwon’s corporate sponsors.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.