July 18, 2014 — Los Angeles, CA
With all of the internet a-twitter about all of the new and EPIC videos and songs from Weird Al Yankovich, the KING of the Filk and original nerd music, it occurred to me that maybe the nerds in the world weren’t getting enough nerd music. I mean, yes you can download anything you want to any device you have nowadays, (though I think the art of the mix tape has been sorely effected by this), but there isn’t a radio station that caters to nerds.
Or is there?
Since 2009, Gene Turnbow and his staff of nerdy peeps have been bringing you Krypton Radio — an all encompassing nerd website. Not only can you listen to nerdy music on more services than any other station of its kind. Listeners can tune in via iTunes, VTuner, Roku, TuneIn, Windows Media guide, the Krypton Radio website itself and even via their own Android app., they also have articles on nerdy pop culture, and current events as well as talk shows like The Gary Dabaum Show, Stolen Droids, Dr. Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom and the classic radio serial The Adventures of Superman!! There are a whole bunch of other shows too, which if you’re nerdy, you should check out. And if you’re NOT nerdy…what the heck are you doing here???
Fans of popular media are known for having a voracious appetite for new things. Krypton Radio appears to satisfy by providing a continuously changing audio landscape, with not only radio serials (again, nerds, the ORIGINAL SUPERMAN ON RADIO!!!), but music from games, television and motion pictures. It also serves as an incubator for new talent. New and established writers, artists and filmmakers share the airwaves on ‘The Event Horizon‘, the station’s flagship sci-fi talk show. Krypton Radio also seems to be the only station in the world to feature music written and performed by the fans themselves.
Which is not only good for us listeners of nerd music, it’s a GREAT place for nerd rock and other kinds of fan music to actually get PLAYED! It’s also a GREAT place for budding nerd authors (those of you who write Sci-Fi, Fantasy and all the genres encompassed within) to get interviewed and get the word out about your writing. Or your art? What about all my Teen Wolf artists? You guys are all bloody AMAZING artists, the MTV folks know ALL about you from BiteCon (I know, I was there), I mean…this is an amazing meeting place of nerd culture!! And what about all my comic shop nerds??? Comic Book Hideout and Cool Cat Comics and Cards? You guys should be advertising and interviewing on Krypton Radio! How awesome would that be, to reach your CORE audience in one amazing place?
Nerds of the World UNITE!!! Fly the Krypton Radio Flag!!!
Because one thing is certain: science fiction radio is here to stay, and Krypton Radio is out in front leading the charge.
Bazingirl, Nerd Music Lover and Occasional Writer of Articles for Krypton Radio
Oh, and here’s some Weird Al, to get you in the mood for MORE RADIO!!!