In 1995 the first go-round of AHA! Productions produced a one hour radio show called Roadside Attraction. The program was syndicated nationally on the Fine Arts Network. When we first heard of the release of the Real Audio Player in a news story, we moved very quickly and got Roadside Attraction on line at Audionet.com, which happened to be owned by Mark Cuban. For a while the only things streaming online were Roadside Attraction and Newt Gingrich's weekly address. You might say we were the original podcasters.
Here are some of the episodes of Roadside Attraction from that time. The good news is that we found some old DAT tapes and we're trying to rescue more episodes.
There is a lot of data in these files, so it might take a while to download into your browser. Please note that patience was still a virtue when these shows were recorded. And hey, it might not work at all. That's an internet era thing having to do with servers and hosting companies and Terms & Conditions and bandwidth and all that.
Episodes in the Archive Include:
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge
I Believe I've Had All the Assimilation I Care For, Thank You
Messages from Midway - Scott Millsop
The Roadside Attraction shows all closed with a story segment called Messages from Midway. Here are some segments that were broken out from the show: