Ad Astra Radio is a new streaming radio network devoted to “science fiction entertainment” it premiered October 17th, 2007.
The station seeks to provide programs talking about “science fiction, fantasy, comics, role playing gaming and video gaming, Japanese animation (Anime), spaceflight and hard science.” Interestingly the press release also sez this: “Do NOT expect any radio talk programs on alien abductions or UFO sightings. DO expect talk programs that focus on the entertainment industry’s greatest product, escapism addressed as fantasy- be it an X-Men movie, a Harry Potter novel or an episode of Battlestar Galactica.”
Shows already on the schedule include:
That Sci-fi Show: Fridays (6pm), Saturdays (4am and 2pm), Sundays (12 Midnight, 10am and 8pm) and Mondays (6am).
Sci-Fi Overdrive: Saturdays (2am, 12 Noon and 10 pm), Sundays (8am and 6pm) and Mondays (4am)
Comic Age Now: Fridays (8pm), Saturdays (6am and 4pm), Sundays (2am, 12 Noon and 10pm) and Mondays (8am).
Gaming This Week: Saturdays (12 Midnight, 10am and 8pm), Sundays (6am and 4pm) and Mondays (2am).
Anime Rewind: Fridays (10pm), Saturdays (8am and 6pm), Sundays (4am and 2pm) and Mondays (12 Midnight).
The Con Suite: Mondays (10am).
I’ve listened, if you’re someone who wants a genre related chatter in the background, at work say, there’s plenty of interesting interviews on tap. But, as someone used to commercial free radio, podcasts and audiobooks, I found the regular interruption by commercials annoying.
Posted by Jesse Willis