So how many of you know that I have an online radio station that plays nothing but science and math songs? And of those of you who knew that, how many actually listen to it?
Yeah, I thought so. Given the nearly imperceptible interest in the station, I’m thinking that I should shut it down.
Back in 2004, I was very excited to create this one-of-a-kind station and happy to pay a monthly fee to keep it going. Since then, the fee has gone up (to about $45 per month) and my time to administer it has gone down. I’m embarrassed to say how long it’s been since I last updated the playlist.
I never quite figured out what I wanted to do with the station. Because it simply plays a random mix of songs, it doesn’t serve a specific educational purpose. It’s more in the category of “items that encourage general awareness of and enthusiasm for science songs.” But at this point, I guess I’d rather bolster that enthusiasm in other ways, such as through the “Ring About Science” project.
If anyone wants to speak up in favor of keeping the radio station alive, please do so now. Otherwise, I’m prepared to pull the plug.