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Radio hosts turn their Thursday broadcasts ‘green’

JASON PARSLEY | Forum Publishing Group

April 22, 2009

Motivational speaker and online radio host Dean Piper of Wellington recently decided to turn Thursdays at his online radio station into "Green Thursdays" from noon to 3 p.m. at www.w4cy.com. Piper recently left the online radio station in Greenacres to open up his own that would be based in Wellington so he could better serve the western communities. Piper and his partner Peter Wein both wanted to do something for the environment when they decided to start their own station.

"We want to educate people on how they can make a huge difference without it making a huge impact on their lives," Piper said. "For instance when you brush your teeth you don’t have to have the water running the whole time. There are little things that we all can do to save the environment that doesn’t really affect our lives such as shutting off the lights when you leave the house."
The three shows that run on Thursdays start at noon with "Peter’s Living Room" hosted by Wein about current issues in Wellington; at 1 p.m. "The Power of You" hosted by Piper; and at 2 p.m. "The Peter/Piper show" hosted by Piper and Wein. On Thursdays, however, each show will have a "green" theme.

"Hopefully someone will listen to the show and they will get together with their friends and they will discuss something they learned with them," Wein said. "We’ve got an audience. We have ears listening to what we say and we want to educate them and inform them."

Premier Show of Fan Base

Hey it’s Danny Ryde, I just wanted to let all the W4CY fans out there know about my brand new show Fan Base, it’s W4CY’s premier show about anime, video games,manga,comic books, etc. Its on every Thursday at 4pm. On it we talk about anime, video games, comic books, conventions, weird news happening in Japan.Pretty much any thing that come up in the world of geeks we will talk about. Also we play a lot of music from anime TV series, music from video games and music form Japanese rock and pop bands. So if your into Japanese animation and video games or if your just curious about stuff like that then Fan Base is definitely a show you want to check out. Remember it’s on every Thursday at 4pm on w4cy.com, come check us out.

So last Thursday we had our Premier show of Fan Base. It was great! The hosts of fan base are myself (Danny Ryde), my two good friends Evil Jeff and Big B and a special friend who is like a sister to me Krysta. On it we first had our intros so the W4CY fans would know who we are and not think were a bunch of weird people who broke into the W4CY studio and hijacked the equipment. After that we played a song called Cagayake Girls, its a very poppy girlish song and it’s a part of Fan Base called sugar rush because that’s what us anime fans call songs like that. Its meant to grab peoples attention and wake them up. After that we did WTF News (What The fill in the blank). These are crazy or weird news stories that are going on either in Japan or in the Geek community. Some of the stories we had were: ways for men in Japan to not be accused of molesting some woman on the train, a 59ft model of a popular anime battle suit called a Gundam is being built in Japan, and a Japanese college professor is being brought up on charges of sexual assault for fondling female students breasts over a teaching period of 20 years. Then we played Exile which is the opening song from the video game Street Fighter 4. After that we did a review of classic video games that we liked, I reviewed Little Nemo for the NES, Krysta reviewed Sonic for the Sega Genises and Big B reviewed a few games for the Super NES, evil Jeff couldn’t review anything because he isn’t really a classic gamer and he got BOOOOOOOOOed. After that we played Hanji which is the opening song to the anime Maria Holic. We wanted to do more on the show but we only had an hour, and the songs took longer then we thought so after Hanji we had to say Sayonara and ended the show with Redemption. The ending song to the game Final Fantasy VII Dirge off Cerberus. All and all i would say that our first show went GREAT and we can’t wait to get back on the air. Also just to let all the fans out there who liked Krysta don’t worry. Originally she was just going to be a guest host for that one show,but we had so much fun with her that she is now a full time host. Fan Base will be back next Thursday on w4cy.com with more craziness about anime, video games and comic books. so come check us out and become part of our Fan Base. So this is Danny Ryde saying I will see you all next Thursday at 4pm.

Sayonara.        

Get Ready for Green Thursday on www.w4cy.com, your hometown internet radio