It is no secret that I have been listening to Apple's new worldwide radio station, Beats1, almost every morning. Generally, I tune in to listen to former BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe; he was the opening DJ on Beats1, and, through his on-air enthusiasm, seems to foster an "imagined community." Every listening moment is an event.
Toward the beginning of his show, Lowe asks for people to report in (generally through Twitter), and he then does a sort of selective "roll call": he will mention names of those who are "locked in on their devices" and so on. I tweeted Lowe and Beats1 in July, hoping to get a mention, and I think I did in that he mentioned a "Nicholas." But, as it was on a Friday (when the shows are not repeated later in the day) and I was at school (and thus couldn't record it), I didn't capture the shout out.
This past Friday, the 18th, I decided to send a tweet in that was a bit more substantial: I wrote,
And I got a mention about 4 minutes later. Zane Lowe, on Beats1, transmitting to over 100 countries on Apple Music, said (something like) "Nicholas Greco, locked in from Providence University College in Manitoba, Canada!"
On a Friday (when the shows are not repeated later in the day) and I was at school (and thus couldn't record it). Yet again, I didn't capture the shout out.