FDGS 055: #DGSArmy Marketing Plan B

Join the Uproar. Subscribe to the Don Geronimo Show.Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show episode #55: Marketing Plan B.  My last article, “Could this Idea Change the Face of Podcasting?” was not received well by Don, and I understand why.  My goal was to find some creative ways to promote the show by combining Don’s subscription-only, traditional advertising model with the popular “freemium” model, thereby boosting exposure to the show in a fresh, new way.

To my surprise, Don made it quite clear that he does not want to post any of the archived shows, as this is an important subscriber benefit.  As a subscriber myself, I have hundreds of shows saved, even back to the KHTK days, but I have yet to listen to a full archived show because I am so busy catching up on the last two or three current episodes.  Of course, this is just my experience, and does not represent the experience of other subscribers.  Nevertheless, I’ll leave the driving to Don and just be a good fan and support the show.

#DGSArmy Marketing Plan B

And now this brings me to #DGSArmy Marketing Plan B.  When I originally started the fan site during the KHTK days, I would create a weekly review consisting of show notes, notable bits with times, audio clips, etc.  I originally planned to create a weekly review podcast, but I was not comfortable sitting in front of a mic by myself in my basement talking to no one in hopes of keeping fans up-to-date via audio.  After doing some trial runs, I soon realized that the weekly website review was good enough, although I still wanted to post DGS related content on iTunes to help boost exposure to the Don Geronimo Show.

Although Don doesn’t want to post full archived shows on iTunes, maybe he would be open to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show podcast idea where I and a few other super fans get together to recap the daily shows, including the playing of short audio clips.

Just Joining Us?

In case you’re just joining us, Don’s LIVE podcast can be heard 6:00-9:00 AM PST / 9:00-12:00 AM EST at DonGeronimoPodcast.com for paid subscribers. Paid subscribers who can’t listen live can download the shows in MP3 format at any time. For a free sample, click here. For a quick tutorial on how to download the podcast to an iPhone, click here.

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved with the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show website, just contact me here. If you have a specific question for me, just use the hashtag #AskLukeStevens in your comments on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, email, etc.


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FDGS 054: Could this Idea Change the Face of Podcasting?

Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show episode #54: Could this Idea Change the Face of Podcasting? I apologize for the hiatus since my last update, but life gets in the way sometimes. Anyways, there’s been a ton of changes and growing pains since Phantom joined the show, but everything seems to be […]

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FDGS 053: How to Download the Don Geronimo Show to an iPhone

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Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show episode #53.  Due to popular demand, I created a quick tutorial on downloading the Don Geronimo Show to an iPhone.  This guide is focused on Mac users, but can be modified easily for PC users.  Enjoy! A friendly reminder: PLEASE don’t share your protected mp3 files with […]

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FDGS 052: Phantom Joins the Don Geronimo Show

Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show episode #52.  As you may have noticed, I just completed a website overhaul for a number of important reasons.  First, I wanted a bigger font that is easy to read and mobile friendly.  Second, I needed to get rid of all those silly ads that take forever […]

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The Fans of the Don Geronimo Show Forum in now LIVE!

Fans of the Don Geronimo Show Forum is Live

As promised, the new Fans of the Don Geronimo Show Forum is now LIVE.  You can find the link in the top menu, or just go to dongeronimo.org/forum. I initially opted to use the Vanilla forum software, but I was having too many technical issues that were driving me nuts.  Instead, I decided to switch […]

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Fan Videos

Attention fans of the Don Geronimo Show: If you have any fan related videos to share (live event video, video shout-out, etc.,) send us the link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) along with any other information you would like to share (your name, website, Twitter link, etc.) and we will post it here. We are very excited […]

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FDGS 051: Drew Hoffar Leaves the Don Geronimo Show

Kids are crying because Drew left the Don Geronimo Show

FDGS 051: Drew Hoffar Leaves the Don Geronimo Show Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show #51: Drew Hoffar Leaves the Don Geronimo Show!  Unfortunately, Drew Hoffar announced on Twitter (@DrewHoffar) Wednesday 10/8 that he has left the show.  Why?  Of course, we do not know yet, although there was a mention of […]

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Drew Hoffar

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Drew has a deep radio voice, does a great impersonation of Bane from Batman, and he really digs 18 year old high school girls with braces. Drew Hoffar returned to the NEW Don Geronimo Show podcast on April 2, 2014 after a short hiatus.  On Oct 8, 2014 Drew suddenly resigned from the show for […]

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The Phantom

Phantom photo

The Phantom (Mark Lowe) was the newsman on the Don Geronimo Show until the CBS mass firing on July 1, 2013 (also cut were Board Operator/Producer Joe Ardinger and Craig Harless.) Although old enough to have full blown dementia and Alzheimer’s, Phantom is impressively witty and intelligent, especially when demonstrating his deep knowledge of the big […]

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FDGS 050: The Don Geronimo Show is Back!

FDGS 050: The Don Geronimo Show is Back! Welcome to the Fans of the Don Geronimo Show #50: The Don Geronimo Show is Back!  Yes, Don and Drew are back on September 2, 2014.  The Ustream feed is LIVE from  6:00-8:30AM PST / 9:00-11:30AM EST at DonGeronimoPodcast.com for current subscribers, although the first show was FREE if you tuned in.   All previous ContentShelf.com […]

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