In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “No TV and no beer make Homer something something…” Don’t go crazy – Hank Watson’s Garage Hour hasn’t gone away – we’ve just left AM radio; the podcasts will continue.
Long story short, through no fault of our own – and someone else’s specifically – the suit overlords of KCBQ’s parent company called all the overhanging balances of the pain in the ass upstart shows like the Garage Hour, and we didn’t have the wad to bail ourselves out of an unceremonious trip to the AM grooveyard. This, despite being the best piece of gearhead radio on-air in San Diego, listened to in more than 40 countries and at least 44 of these united states. Dammit.
Thankfully, the aforementioned Garage Hour podcasts have been going gangbusters, and download numbers for current shows and Garage Hour Reloads are climbing like a Saturn 5 in a hurry. We’re going to keep recording our shows (once we’ve had a few Saturdays off to remember why days off are so much fun), and keep uploading the shows for your downloading pleasure. There will be some experiments with how we record and mix ’em, but it’ll be the Garage Hour – have no fear. C’mon, you can’t keep a little monster like this down, though for now, we’re going to change our shape to fit the times.
Also thankfully, we (you’re in on this too) must appreciate the advertisers who’ve stuck with the show, because it’s a lot to ask for small businesses to ride this sort of thing out. Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits, Active Shooter Defense School, and Tony’s Lube & Tune have been with us for a long time, and we’re grateful for every minute of their support.