Apparently our good friend Darren Shortt at Hi FM had a few words to say at the start of his show this morning on Omani Blogs. It's great that he reads them, and enjoys them enough to even speak out.
Darren started out his radio show with a shout out to Eternally Distracted and Muscat Confidential, two of the arguably best Oman based blogs. Then he said, "But when they talk about Hi FM.... well we'll get to that in a minute". This was at about 7.05 this morning, and at that point, unfortunately my friend had to take her kid into the school and so she missed it.
And, rather amusingly, I can not find a single person that was listening to the radio show this morning - so I don't even know what he said! I used to have my alarm set to Darren's radio show in the mornings, so I would have heard it myself, except I realised I preferred to listen to "beep beep beep" than listen to Darren's radio show when I first wake up in the mornings, and so didn't avail myself of the pleasure of listening to his dulcet tones this morning.
Did anyone hear what was said?! I'm tickled pink that Darren felt the need to talk about it on air! I wonder if he googled his name again......
A rather amusing start to the day.
*** Update ***
Gatvol, another fellow blogger, and chronic Oman Forum member, posted this thread on the forum today, and Darren replied. My latest blog post here presumably upset him a bit, fair enough, I was a bit harsh I guess, so presumably thats why he didn't comment here either. Or was that the anonymous poster?
Anyway, his comment was this:
I was talking about Omani Blogs on the radio, and bigged up Eternal distracted and undercover dragon, and a couple of others, and I went on to say those who talk about hi fm well that’s a different matter, ill come to that later!!------------
About half hour later I then talked about the muscatmutterings.blogspot.com saying what a good read it was, and one that i personally follow, and admire the writing ( though reading it today i wished i hadnt!) and that they talked about us yesterday, whilst not all good the blog had suggest a rock show, which i think may be a good idea, so what kind of support would that get, are you interested etc... and concluded with well its not all good about us but all press is good press!!
Hope that helps....
So, the news here is:
1. Perhaps a rock/alternative show (or complete format change?! never!) is in the works at Hi FM?
2. Perhaps I should apologise to Darren for my remarks? I should probably point out that a beep beep beep in the morning is more likely to get me out of bed than a radio show/music - and thats the point of an alarm clock. Sorry Dazza!
3. Apparently some people do listen to the radio, because I had 33.33% new unique IP's (from the last week of data) visit the blog today, according to Google Analytics (love that software).
4. Did you (Hi FM) get any feedback?