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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ft. Thomas Connection + Man Show on Radio = Entertainment (Guest Post by Ben Petracco)


The University of Cincinnati has a student internet radio that is offered online called Bearcast. The site is located at bearcastradio.com, and it provides a valuable platform for many students to get their message on the airwaves.

Many students have varied time slots, but I focused on a program on Friday nights from 6-8; the program is called Hammertime Radio and it is hosted by four UC students. Caleb Moore, of Ft. Thomas, Mason Quick, Justin Roy, and Connor Inglis are the names behind the voices and the men who give life to Hammertime Radio every Friday night.

I contacted to Caleb Moore to get some more details about their segment and what was the catalyst that started Hammertime Radio.

Caleb explained, “We started the show because we constantly get in arguments about certain topics. When we looked at these discussions from an outside perspective we saw the potential for an audience that would be entertained by our banter. For example we had a full segment on the importance of ice in a drink- commodity or necessity?

With the male dominated panel Caleb did admit that sports do get brought up a lot, but they strive to maintain a balance between sports and other topics (see afore mentioned ice debate). It is, after all, a radio station so the guys do play music. Requests are taken as long as they don’t interfere with the Guilty Pleasure Song of the Week. Who doesn’t like a little “Bye Bye Bye” now and again?

Hammertime is broadcast from the Jack and Joan Strader Studio on the main campus of The University of Cincinnati, and as Caleb explained, “We try to keep the show relaxed and up beat to ensure the listeners have a good time and want to listen again and again.”

It is always great to hear that Ft. Thomas citizens are being successful, and in this case making internet radio a little more enjoyable 2 hours at a time. I have tuned in and it really is an enjoyable broadcast.
Hammertime Radio is on Facebook (facebook.com/hammertimeradio), Twitter (@HammertimeRadio), email (hammertimeradio@gmail.com), and you can call the show to chime in on the discussion or request a song (513-556-4529).

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