Iditarod 40: Mushing Radio premiere episode

Last night we aired the premiere episode of Mushing Radio from the studios of KVRF 89.5 in Palmer, Alaska. With a few hiccups it went well and I am pleased with the results. The only drawback that I have is that we did not record this episode as a podcast so that folks can listen at a later date. I was assured that all future shows will be recorded starting with Saturday’s show where we will cover the ceremonial start in Anchorage

Our first guest was Greg Sellentin, the editor and publisher of Mushing Magazine. We spoke about the “state of mushing”. During our conversation we discussed how fans could best follow the sport: subscribe to Mushing Magazine of course! But also ask a lot of questions. New fans and novice musher’s alike will find that this sport has a great group of people that are willing to share their knowledge to anyone who asks.

This is an exciting time for the sport of mushing. With the influx of socail media and just about every team having a blog, website, and Facebook pages, it makes it very easy for fans and mushers to give updates, share pictures and stories and give advice.

We also spoke about the Iditarod and all of the festivities that surround the Iditarod circus, as I like to call it, leading up to the re-start in Willow on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 pm.

Greg brought up some great points about not jumping into this sport too quickly and to take your time. We encouraged new mushers to find a veteran to work with for a time before they venture out on their own. During the show it was equal parts education and an overview of the sport.

The half-hour show went very quickly and we invited Greg back on any time. It was a great conversation.

Starting Saturday March 3, at 9:30 am we will cover the ceremonial start in Anchorage then on Sunday the re-start in Willow at 1:30 pm and our daily coverage at 6:30 pm up until the awards banquet, some ten days (or so) later. It should be a fun time and we look forward to your comments and questions.

I will be covering the Iditarod everyday on my website and on the radio. Please listen in. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and check in with me on Foursquare.

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