Due To WHCS Being Unprofessional – Radio Show No More

This past Wednesday, I was going to air the interview I did with independant comicbook creator Mindy Indy.

The interview never aired. I’ll explain why.

First, I want to say thanks to Mindy for always being professional, and for also being a good person. Although I called her in advance to inform her about the situation, she was actually very supportive of my decision. For that, I encourage people to support her work.

Now, as to explain what is going on. ComicBook Convo With Michele is no more. After being disrespected by the station manager Stella, and not being able to stream my interview, which I spent time editing, etc., I walked out.

If I wanted to receive immature high school treatment, I’d go back to high school, not college. When I walked into the station, I was made to feel like the awkward nerd who sits at the cool kids’s table in the cafeteria. WHCS is inside a college. We should conduct ourselves professionally once out of high school.

I had spent my day at NYCC 2022 asking creators in Artist Alley if they would like to be interviewed for my school. They all said yes. I had people lined up. My intention was to get to those who said yes, even some returning guests, inbetween my busy schedhule, and interview them beforehand.

That’s not going to happen now.

This is not the first time this happened at WHCS. Joanna, the station manager during 2020, (right before the pandemic) made up some excuse as to why some of my interviews were not being recorded. Which means I could not take these missing interviews and archive them on another website. It was also embrassing to explain to professionals later on, why those interviews went missing.

A lot of time and work was taken, setting up times, recording the interviews beforehand, editing them, etc. My time.

The people at WHCS radio run the volunteer station like it’s some high school clique. This behavior is hurtful to those who want to learn about broadcasting. While it was not my intention to befriend everyone at the studio, common courtsey is still expected.

In reality, nobody needs radio stations anymore. Anyone with the right equiptment and knowledge can easily go on Twitch for example, and start their own show. So they’re playing themselves.

I will use my free time going forward working on my own comics and illustrations again. I’ve spent the last two years volunteering my time to help others – only to be taken for grated, and/or not appreciated. This stops now.

I want to thank those who supported me with kind words and encouragement.

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Tomorrow – Interview With Mindy Indy!

Since bringing back Comic Book Convo, I have returning guest, cartoonist Mindy Indy!

Mindy is in the process of doing her second Kickstarter for her comic Aer Head.

You can listen to the interview tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 9th, 2022 from 7-8pm EST on WHCSradio.org.

Tonight On ComicBook Convo With Michele! Full Ray Felix Interview

Due to lack of time, I decided to broadcast the entire Ray Felix interview, warts and all. It’s not as professional sounding as I hoped, but it’s better than not airing. You can tune in tonight, Wed. Nov 2nd, 2022, 7-8pm EST on whcsradio.com.

Comic Book Convo Is Back

It’s been a while. Life offline has been full of twists and turns. Still busy, but glad to tell you I’m trying to get my radio show back on. It’ll be at the same radio station, WHCSradio.com. If we’re able to stream, this week’s guest will be artist, writer and publisher Ray Felix. Ray was also one of the folks behind Bronx Heroes Con and Women In Comics Con, both events which started in the Bronx, New York City. It looks like this interview might be broadcast in two or three parts. I’ll be a bit rusty but if you can deal then tune in on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 pm EST.

Last Minute – Radio Interview W/ Church of Mobus Radio

Apologies for the last minute notice. It also may not be too appropriate, considering recent U.S. events. In a few minutes I will be interviewed on Church of Mabus radio. Friday June 5, 2020, 8pm EST.  I’ll be interview by host Jeffery Prichett.

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Tomorrow – Interview W/ Mark Torres (It Came From The Radio)

Tomorrow night, Wednesday May 20th, 2020 from 7-8 pm ET on WHCSradio.org, I’ll have returning guest Mark Torres. Mark hosts his own radio show titled It Came From The Radio. ICFTR promotes indie comic creators, film makers, and writers while also covering the latest in sci-fi, horror and comic book entertainment. Mark is also working on his own comic. We had a blast last time I interviewed him, so he’s coming back. Mark’s show was recorded in the studio at Grindhouse Radio. Grindhouse Radio, otherwise known as GHR is known for being an internationally syndicated, award winning, pop culture talk radio series, featured on iHeartRadio and 19 other syndicated networks with between 3.5 – 4 million listeners weekly worldwide. ICFTR can also be heard from Beyond The Dawn studios.

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After this episode, the season will wrap up. There might be a summer season in the works, if I’m not too busy working on my own projects. On my end I’m working on completing a webcomic, to be posted soon.

In the meantime, check out my show, streaming live on WHCSradio.org tomorrow, May 20th, 2020, from 7-8 pm ET. The shows will be archived, in which you can listen to previous episodes on such platforms like iTunes Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, AnchorFM, and others.

This Week -Radio Show W/ Cartoonist Morgan Pielli

 

This Wednesday I’ll be interviewing cartoonist, illustrator, storyteller and voice over actor Morgan Pielli. You can listen to him live March 13th, 2020 from 7-8pm ET on WHCSradio.org, from my radio show Comic Book Convo W/ Michele.

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You can also listen to past episodes on AnchorFM. Other platforms include iTunes Podcast, Breaker, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.

Next On Comic Book Convo W/ Michele – Boston Cartoonist Dan Mazur

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Continuing the radio show Comic Book Convo W/ Michele, this week I’ll have on respected Boston cartoonist, and member of The Boston Comics RoundtableDan Mazur.

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So tune in this Wednesday, and every Wednesday until further notice, from 7-8pm EST, on WHCSradio.org

. Also give the other DJs and show hosts your ear as well.

New Radio Episode This Wednesday

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If you haven’t heard, I’m doing my radio show again. This time remote. You can hear the show every Wednesday from 7-8pm ET on WHCSradio.org.

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Last week I interviewed returning guest Maria Photinakis. She recently had an article in the Boston Globe about her Covid19 diaries, which you can check out on WEBTOON. Hopefully I can upload the latest interview here. Past episodes can also be heard on Spotify, iTunes podcast, and other outlets.

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This Wednesday I’ll be interviewing punk rock artist and musician Anthony Begnal. He’s done comics and co-founder, along with his wife, of the band Chesty Malone and The Slice Em Ups. Self proclaimed as ‘Satanic Brooklyn Scum’, the band has played the East Coast and Midwest for over 13 years. Chesty has merch available for sale.

Podtales (Oct 2019)

Let’s take a few months back to October 2019. Only a few months before Coronavirus came along and ruined everyone’s plans.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts was where the first annual Podtales con took place. Podtales was an event created for anyone interested in Podcasting. The focus was on storytelling. Think back to the days before television, when radio ruled. From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the main source of entertainment for American families. Listeners tuned in to various dramas, comedies, soap operas, sci-fi, and other creative genres. With the current rise of podcasting, people are creating new audio worlds, straight from their living rooms to yours.

Admission inside Lesley University was free, coinciding with the annual MICE Expo, which was celebrating next door with it’s own tenth anniversary. Most of the Podtale vendors were from the Boston area, with a few traveling as far as the U.K.

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Many of the fictional podcasters focused on fantasy, Sci-fi, and horror. One such program was The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program. Another one was The Post-Medidian Radio Players.

One podcast was a political parody, making fun of Trump by reading The Mueller Report: A Radio Dramatization.

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Of course, since the pandemic, Podtales 2020 doesn’t look possible. It’s partner, MICE Expo is already cancelled. Hopefully Podtales will continue where it left off in 2021. Meantime, if you’re already bored of Netflix, check out some of the podcasts from the 2019 Podtales exhibitors.