Earlier this year, I profiled Chase Brooks and his radio show Reckless After Dark. The show aired online via FishBowlRadioNetwork.com. Of the huge lineup of shows, his was the only LGBT one on the roster — until recently.
Brooks sent out a press release on Sunday that he was no longer with the station as either an employee and radio show host. I posted the release after the jump but called Brooks to see what was up and what his future plans are. While doing the show, he also worked as the network’s publicity person.
He told me he was let go from the station and the show was canceled. An apparent complaint about his release on Facebook, he said, led to the show’s cancellation.
“It was all pretty sudden,” he said.
He shopped different avenues and decided on Soundcloud, which isn’t a radio station, but an audio platform where he can now upload shows.
“At first, we looked around for other networks, but none really stood out to me,” he said. “I found Soundcloud on Facebook and I had been thinking about starting my own station from home. We can do this pretty much anywhere. I think it could be more intimate. I feel this is gonna be a better opportunity. Plus, people can listen whenever they want.”
The plan is to restart in August with a goal of having a new episode up every Thursday to keep the same day he had during his tenure at Fishbowl. And likely, the core cast will stay in tact. He just revamped RAD‘s cast adding Ticked Off Trannies actor Krystal Summers and new A-lister James Doyle (who may or may not return due to filming). Original member Cat Michaels has stayed on board.
“I do feel optimistic about it. I think everything happens for a reason, even the whole Fishbowl incident,” he said. “We’re temp off the air but I just think that something better is out there. I guess Fishbowl wasn’t big enough to hold us.”
HIT LGBT RADIO SHOW “RECKLESS AFTER DARK” ANNOUNCES ITS NEXT MOVE
After a sudden departing from broadcasting on FishBowl Radio Network, the hit LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) radio show, “Reckless after Dark,” is announcing its next move. Beginning in August, the show will be back with more new, exciting, and “reckless” shows on SoundCloud, the world’s largest audio sharing website.
This will be an interesting turn for the show as it will no longer be live (for the time being). However, the advantage is that fans will be able to listen to the show at any time of the day, any day of the week. When there is only one broadcast, many people are unable to listen to work, not being around a computer, and miss their one chance to listen in to hilarious chat, segments, and interviews with celebrities such as Margaret Cho, Buck Angel, Judy Shepard, and many more. Fans will also be able to listen on the computer and through their iPhone, Android Phone, or any other device that is able to download the free SoundCloud application and are able to share the show on Facebook, Twitter, and email.
“Reckless after Dark” was the only gay-themed show on FishBowl Radio Network and received some of the network’s highest ratings and press. The cast includes published author and host Chase Brooks, the purrfect Cat Michaels, James Doyle from the upcoming Logo series “The A-List: Dallas,” and the star of the campy-slasher-flick “Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives” and member of Station 4’s Rose Room cast Krystal Summers.
Until new episodes begin to go online, previous episodes will be loaded onto SoundCloud weekly for listening pleasure. To listen, go to www.soundcloud.com/recklessafterdark and sign up for a free account.
The show is currently seeking sponsorships and advertising for new episodes. For more information on upcoming episodes, please visit the show’s website at www.recklessafterdark.com.