There’s something special about radio. Ira Glass said it’s “like a machine for empathy and intimacy...closer to a blog, or Twitter, than it is to television.”
And yet, it hasn’t evolved. In TV and print, the gatekeepers have been removed and anybody can just get started. But the only way to host a radio show today is to get a job at a radio station.
We’re trying to change that, giving anyone and everyone the tools to launch a radio show. And we’re trying to evolve radio itself at the same time.
On Capiche FM, anyone can get started in minutes. You don’t need any fancy equipment, you don’t need an existing audience, and you certainly don’t need anyone’s permission.
And it's not just a one-way broadcast. Listeners can connect with each other via live chat, they can message show hosts, and they can even request to come on air and join the show.
We're also working to evolve the monetization model for radio. On Capiche FM, it's up to you how to monetize, and we'll only make money if you do. So, if you want to charge subscriptions, charge for one-off episodes, sell merch, run ads, or all of the above...we'll help make it happen.
We can't wait to hear what you have to say. And we'll definitely be tuned in.
~ The Capiche Team: Austin, Mo, Sarah, and Matt