Friday, August 18, 2017

Change in Publication Format for Subterranean Homesick Grooves

I just sent the following letter out to all of my production liaisons at the various terrestrial and internet-based radio stations that host Subterranean Homesick Grooves:

Hi everyone,
I've just returned from a period of several months with extremely limited internet access.  As you're aware, during this time I found it impossible to keep up with regular production of Subterranean Homesick Grooves.
I regret to inform everyone that I will probably be dealing with similar problems over the next fifteen months or more.  I can't guarantee that I'll be able to do a proper job of producing the show on a timely basis, and I don't like to do a poor job if I'm working on a project that I really enjoy (or on any task, for that matter).
Therefore, effective immediately, I am unfortunately going to have to change the show to a monthly production schedule, rather than a weekly one.
I realize that most of the broadcasting entities that carry the show expect programming on a weekly basis, and that you'll probably have to drop the show from the lineup.  This is not my preference, but I understand that it will be inevitable.  This is an especially hard decision when I reflect upon entities such as CHMA FM in Sackville (the first station that carried the show), who have shown such strong support over the past seven years.
I know that the audience for the show in the upcoming months will now be reduced to mostly just my iTunes podcast audience, and my internet shares of the show through direct links and through SoundCloud.
I hope that starting probably in 2019, I might be able to commit to moving the show back to a weekly format.  If/when that happens, I'll let each of you know, in the event that you might consider reinstating the show into a regularly weekly slot.
Thanks so much for all of your support over the past several years.  I've truly appreciated everything that you do for the listening public.
- Jonathan Clark (DJ Bolivia)
Executive Producer, Subterranean Homesick Grooves

The radio stations have already released broadcasts up to episode 360, which is about seven episodes ahead of what internet listeners have been able to see so far.  So even into September, any internet listeners will once again be getting new episodes frequently (every five or six days) until I catch up to the radio schedule.  After that point, the internet shows will go online monthly, to accompany radio release.

Thanks for your support over the years!