To further the announcement graciously made on our behalf by Lowetide, the OilersNation will be coming to a radio near you as soon as this Saturday. OOOO! The City grinds to a halt with excitement!
During our two year courtship of Lowetide we always had it in our mind that he should return to being a kickass radio personality. We knew that he had been in the game in years past, had a one-in-a-million point of view on the game of ice hockey and was kicking it here in E-town. Marry the Lowetide with the radiola, sprinkle in regular guests and you are staring down the barrel of a damn decent show went the logic.
So as part of our wooing we made wild promises like "joining the Nation Network will put your articles in front of hundreds of thousands of eyes every month! We can open new doors together! One day we might be able to pay you in actual cash!"
And lo and behold we have been able to deliver on 1 of 1,500 promises: NationRadio launches shortly.
Like many Oilers fans we are too young to remember the glory days. With the exception of Dr. Randy Gregg we haven`t even laid eyes on half of the players, let alone are we privy to the stories of days gone by.
In these heart stopping days of Exciting Last Place Hockey, we thought it would be sweet to gather legends of Oilers broadcasting together and have them shoot the breeze and remember the past 56 years of Oilers hockey.
And not just the 80`s heyday either.
Nick Stadjuhar deserves a biographic 30 minutes. So does Jeanshorts` hero Jason Bonsignore. What ever happened to either of those two anyways right? RIGHT?
A great many of the Oilers broadcasting legends that are around the team are retiring by the bushel to count their sky high piles of money. The problem is – despite thousands of hours on the radio or millions of newspaper articles – once these folks retire their point of view and memory banks will cease getting any play.
This is the other objective of NationRadio: Get the legends to download their brains onto the internet for all eternity. Then in the year 2045 when someone wants to fondly recall the 1994 Entry Draft, they have only to come to the Nation Network to breathlessly remember the year when the Oilers took Ladislav Benysek in the 11th round.
Remember him!? SQUEE?
Yes, NationRadio is the big announcement that we were itching to make. Yes, it will be available for download here at OilersNation and ultimately on iTunes – once we can figure out "how to upload things to iTunes." The Nation bought the airtime and we are free to rebroadcast it for all eternity on the internet, interwebs and the virtualcortexNet (coming in 2050.)
It will be broadcast live on location at the Pint Downtown from 12-2 PM and yes you can go down there and watch the magic if you are so inclined.
And with that we return to our lobbying efforts to get other legends on board to be regulars on the show. If you live next door to an Oilers media legend kindly print off and tape the following letter to their door would you?