I met Hubby at work, and we drove down into the city for the event. Ever the over eager nerds that we are, we were about 45 minutes early, so we went and got some coffee, then headed over for the event, which was being held at Space Gallery in the Cultural District.
We get there, and a nice little social area set up, with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The event was sponsored by the gallery as well as a new social media site called Concert Oh (it is like Skype on steroids, so cool, check it out!). I was excited to see some people I knew, and forced myself to talk to people. Social media is funny, in that you "know": people because you develop relationships and friendships with them online, but you do not "know" them in real life, so bridging that gap is always a little awkward. I did a lot better last night than I have in the past but I was still too shy to talk to a few people. However, I did get a chance to talk to Secret Agent L (love her!), Andy from Techburgh, and met two very cool new ladies named Kim (Clumberkim and Kim from Specter Studios).
Finally, it was time for the session to begin. Our master of ceremonies, Norm, introduced us the guests who he would be interviewing.
It was none other than Mikey and Big Bob from 96.1 Kiss Morning Freak Show. If you live in or around Pittsburgh and do not know who these guys are, you should. And if you live somewhere else, click on that link and prepare to be amazed. These are two of the most unique, ridiculous guys ever to hit Pittsburgh's radio scene, and they are 100% legit. None of the fake cheesy radio show garbage you hear on so many stations. They push the limits, and people love it. Among the topics discussed last night were Bob getting arrested in a leather mini skirt on the Parkway, various rap songs the guys have written and made youtube videos for, including Cake in the Break Room, and Bob's at work bathroom habits.
They talked a lot about how the changes in technology have changed the radio industry, and how it is not just about radio ratings anymore. They are active on youtube, Twitter, facebook, and various other social media outlets. In fact, this is how I have most of my access to them these days.