Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Yet Another Indie Outlet Bites the Dust in Dallas

The Adventure Club with Josh Venable on 102.1 has been cancelled indefinitely. I have been a member of the Yahoo! Group for some time now and way before Dallas Does Indie, the Adventure Club was my first outlet for good quality music on the radio/internet. It's just another depiction of the madness in radio broadcasting. Josh Venable, the creator/host of the show has brought a lot of joy to a lot of musically educated folks here in Dallas and it's sad to see that all come to an end.

I just wanted to make a brief mention of my gratitude to the Adventure Club and to Josh. I am a fan like so many others who wish Dallas were a different place. Instead we are left to fight a battle no one has won yet. Dallas, on the whole, will never be a town that welcomes raw and under appreciated talent, which is what Josh really was. The last dying ember of hope in radio has been stoked out by this sad sad town.

"there's a tower in the heart of london
with a radio station right at the top
they don't make the city beat
they're making all the action stop

a long time ago there were pirates
beaming waves from the sea
but now all the stations are silenced
'cos they ain't got a government license

wanna tell your problems
phone in from your bedsit room
having trouble with your partner
let us all in on the news

if you wanna hear a record
get the word from aiden day
he picks all the hits to play
to keep you in your place all day

capital radio
in tune with nothing
don't touch that dial."

You'll be missed Josh,

Dallas Does Indie

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Blogger Chris said...

Noooo!!! Josh's show was great. It's the only reason I would turn it to any other station besides KTCU.

9:21 PM 
Blogger jeff said...

Yeah, I'll miss Josh. Looks like it's all KTCU here as well. At least those guys aren't under the same pressure as the commercial stations. The Edge has gone downhill since George Gimark left way back in the day. It was only a matter of time before it completely jumped the shark. So long Adventure Club, the ships of the indie fleet will crash on the shores of Dallas Radio without this beacon. Dammitall.

3:21 PM 
Blogger razzberripome said...

WHOAH. I just now saw this comment about the adventure club not happening anymore. I currently live in NY, but lived in the DFW area for 7 years and loved that show. I cannot believe something like that would come to an end. Very disappointing.

11:37 PM 

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