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.

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.

It’s Back – My Radio Show Returns

Don’t call it a comeback. My radio show on WHCSradio.org is returning starting next week. This time it’ll be done remotely. Tune in every Wednesday, from 7-8 pm ET. Next week is returning guest, artist Maria Photinakis, who currently has her quarantine diary on Webtoon.

Meanwhile, you can listen to past episodes here on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify, and other podcast outlets. If you’re so inclined, you can give me some financial support on Anchor. Thanks to that pesky COVID-19, I lost a good chunk of my income. So every bit helps! Thanks in advance, and tune in next week!

My Radio Show Now On Apple Podcasts/iTunes

My radio show on WHCSradio.org can now be heard on iTunes/Apple Podcasts. It’s only one season, Fall 2019. When the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City, the radio station had to close down. In the meantime, WHCSradio.org is going to start broadcasting shows remotely.

If you’re bored during the quarantine, you can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/comic-book-convo-w-michele/id1501182479

The show can also be heard on other platforms, such as AnchorFM, Spotify, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic and many more.

Radio Canceled – Thank You COVID-19

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The headline says it all. Thanks to the arrival of this novel coronavirus – formerly known as COVID-19, everything has been getting rescheduled or canceled. In my case, since the radio station was connected to a college, guess what. It was canceled.

Actually all the shows on that station were canceled, but I’m not upset. It had a good run. While this might continue as podcast. Right now I’m taking a break. In the meantime, you can listen to last season’s/semester’s episodes on Anchor.FM. It’s on six platforms, including Spotify.

Keep in mind, this is not the complete end. WHCSradio.org is working on a plan to possibly keep the station running, but only under safe circumstances. If the show returns, please not only support my show, but others as well.

Here’s an article about how college stations are dealing with the pandemic at this crucial time. Published on the Pitchfork website.

 

Tomorrow – Interview With Jamal Igle

Tomorrow I have a very special guest. I will be interviewing respected comic book artist, editor, art marketing, and creator Jamal Igle. Having been in the comic book business for 27 years, he’s done for many titles such as Supergirl and Firestorm. He’s also the creator behind Molly Danger, the co-creator behind Venture and artist behind Black from Black Mask Studios. If you don’t believe me, check out his Wikipedia.

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You can listen to the show as it streams live on WHCSradio.org, also can be heard from Spotify. The show itself runs from 7-8pm ET (More like 7:05pm). It’ll be archived later, just like what I did with Season One, (now available on Google Podcasts, Breaker, Spotify, and AnchorFM, but be the first on your block to tune in. When it streams live tomorrow.