The WildeBeat

The audio journal about getting into the wilderness.



The WildeBeat
Wilderness newsBeat

The outdoor recreation and adventure radio show and podcast about backcountry news and activities, like camping, backpacking, skiing, and snowshoeing. MORE...



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Sat, May 28, 2011

Update: What Became of The WildeBeat?

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This is a long overdue update. I appreciate the many e-mail and phone messages I've received asking me about the future of our work.

As producer and host, I'm still seeking the resources to re-launch regular production of The WildeBeat as a long-form show. I continue to post bits of news about wilderness policy and recreation issues on Twitter @WildeGeek and on FaceBook as The WildeBeat Podcast. We will continue to keep our three years of archives and 163 shows online.

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I originally made the optimistic prediction that the first new-format show would be released in December of 2008. What actually happened was very different. I have not been able to find the funding to relaunch the show, and I haven't found a partner to assist with that nonprofit development effort.

As other work in my main profession of broadcast and media systems engineering consumed my time, work to revive the show kept getting tabled. Soon I found that two and a half years had got behind me with no news to give all of you who found value in our work and listened to the show on a regular basis.

What is the future at this point?

The WildeBeat is a passion of mine, and it would be a dream-come-true to keep doing it. But it's hard to work on it without the resources to allow me the momentum of a near full-time effort and a periodic deadline. In order to get the show in production again, I'm going to have to find the right partner who has a passion for the show's mission along with a passion for non-profit funding and development work. Are you that person? Do you know anybody like that? If so, please contact me.

I remain dedicated to educate and inspire people to explore and appreciate America's wild public lands. My goal was always to reach beyond the enthusiasts to those who needed a little encouragement to explore. I hope that once again, I can do that for you on a wider scale. Until then, I invite you to go back and listen to our archives. And I look forward to interacting with you on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you, and happy trails.

—Steve Sergeant


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