In-Flight Non-Musical Audio

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A new item being discussed here is non-music in-flight audio. The ideas being kicked around involve making voice recordings of non-music items, to play during flight (perhaps between songs) like the pilot was listening to the radio. The key to such content would be to have it explain, amplify, or describe some aspect of the VS universe. The storm of ideas has still not settled but, while we talk through our ideas and work on details, we decided to collect the items here for later editing and recording.

what's needed for the radionet project:

  • writers (commercials, DJ talk, calls, song lyrics)
  • music composers (songs, jingles) not necessarily owning all that's needed to make the final ogg. In that case...
  • ...music makers to make the unequipped composers' works come to life
  • voice actors (everything! :D )
  • post producers

As suggested by Turbo, we will begin with one station, then progressively start adding radionet stations. For starters, this will be the section for just that. Then, we will use the template I posted lower in this page. The template will also allocate music/songs, which are a little bit apart from the main idea of this project (In-Flight Non-Musical Audio duh :P), but will be there for organization's sake. Music will be "dumped" into the first sole station, where after that music will be "sorted" to the decided station (probably 50% artist decition, 50% community opinion decition). If you have any ideas/recommendations/constructive criticisms, post it in the appropiate forum thread or in the discussion page of this wiki page. --Mc707 03:35, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

See also Development:Audio

Starter Station

Music/Songs

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Phone Calls

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Fuzzy's Chicken Call-In Contest by Turbo; first draft: http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/call-in_fuzzys-chicken.ogg

  • DJ: OK folks, today's write-your-own-punchline question is "Why did the chicken (play chicken sound effect) jump through the unstable wormhole (wormhole sound effect)?" Our winner will receive chicken dinner for two at Fuzzy's Chicken. That's Fuzzy's Chicken, with locations all over the Crucible Sector. Fuzzy's Chicken, it's the best! Let's go to our first caller. Caller, what is your name?
  • Aera voice, with translator overlay: Leafblighter
  • DJ: Well Leafblighter, it sounds like you are Aeran. Before you give your answer, can you even eat chicken?
  • Aera: Silly monkey. While my biology is superior to yours, my nutritional needs are the same.
  • DJ: All righty then, what is your answer to why did the chicken jump through the unstable wormhole?
  • Aera: The inferior poultry always vanishes.
  • DJ: Judges? (whispering) We don't want to piss him off, he's Aeran for Pete's sake... (normal voice)(play laugh track sound effect) Congratulations! Your punch line was very funny, in the context of your race, so you win the chicken dinner! Since you might scare the other customers at Fuzzy's Chicken, please stay on the line so we can get a location and have that Fuzzy's Chicken shipped to you right away. And please don't shoot the courier when he arrives (forced laughter) ha ha ha...

This call introduces several things about the VS universe, in the context of a very familiar radio concept, the call-in contest. First, it has an Aera character "Leafblighter," whose name hints at their hatred for nature, who sees himself as biologically superior to humans. Second, it makes a play on words with two ship-to-ship Aera broadcasts, "The inferior opponent is always vanquished," and "Silly monkey, making monkey sounds." Third, it reminds us that Aera biology is similar to humans and therefore in competition for resources. Fourth, the DJ views the Aera as violent and unpredictable. Finally, the chicken restaurant sponsored the contest to get low-cost air time so each time the DJ says the name of the restaurant, he would say it in a positive tone.

News Items

Here we list each news item, with comments to explain it.

In most circumstances, news items should follow a pattern similar to what the text-based news system uses in bases and starports:

  • Music. Regular news uses news1.ogg (reduced in volume) and sports uses CLoneWolf's "sports jingle." The link below includes both with the volume already set low:

http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/gnn_news-music.zip

  • Introduction. One second after the music comes a voice introduction, something like "The following is a GNN special report," that could also name the anchorperson. In some cases, it might be appropriate to fade out the music at the end of the introduction. Turbo created these news headers you can use: http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/GNN_header.ogg
  • Story. If the news story is simply the anchor reading the story, keep the music playing but while the anchor is reading th story, change the music's amplitude by -2 to -4 dB. If the story is more complex, such as including reporters on the scene, audio recorded at the scene (sound bites, noises, or music), or an interview, it might be better to fade the music out completely. Interviews or sound bites should be done in a different voice. If desired, the anchor can sign off with an identification, like "this is (name) for GNN."
  • Footer. As the anchor finishes talking, the news music resumes normal volume or fades back in if it was stopped, and a voice gives a GNN sign-off, such as "GNN -- We care." Turbo recorded 21 GNN footers taken from the game's news.py and posted them at http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/news_footers.zip

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News Items: Pre-existing news from news.py

The game file news.py contains 26 Static_news_items which, in the base news interface, are mixed in with dynamically-generated news items from in-game events. The voice work for those items has begun. Lisa Willadsen played news anchor "Jenny DeWilde" and recorded 4 stories:

Unfortunately, she is not available for any more voice work, so we need a news anchor. The following canon (from news.py) stories need to be recorded and edited:

  • MISSING SHIP STILL MISSING
  • STARSHIP SIGHTING
  • RACENE STAR SOON SECURED
  • TIDE TURNS ON RACENE STAR - FOR THE WORSE
  • VICTORY AT RACENE STAR
  • CONFEDERATION ARMY LOSES RACENE STAR
  • RLAAN RESCUE OPERATION ON HUMAN COLONY
  • ABU DHABI EMERGES
  • ISO DEMONSTRATION ON NEW BREMEN
  • THE SKULL ARRESTED
  • MINERS EXPOSE RLAAN SPY
  • ASTEROID STRIKES CALLIMANCHIUS COLONY
  • SURVIVORS FROM CALLIMANCHIUS COLONY
  • MARINE COLONEL TO FACE MILITARY TRIBUNAL
  • HOLMANS REACHES TWENTY-FIVE BILLION
  • CORPORATION SUFFERS PRIVATEER ATTACK
  • AERAN PRISONERS ESCAPE
  • SETTLEMENT UNDER ATTACK BY LOCAL FLORA
  • BUGLE BROTHERS STRIKE AGAIN
  • HOFFMAN'S BLOBS SPOTTED
  • PROTESTS IN HOLLAND
  • ROBOT ATTACKS HUMANS
  • THE BEAGLE RETURNS

As more news items are added below, we also should consider adding them to news.py if possible.

News Item: Aeran Architect Humiliated by Turbo

  • The famous Aera architect, GwukkRahrrk, was publicly humilitated today when his design for the new Central Government Archives was unconditionally rejected by the Aeran Oligarchy. He had recently gained fame for some creative designs for local planetary governments, but Minister of Public Works Khragkoohr described the proposed archive building as, "like the scribblings of a mad human, but then I repeat myself." The minister then put forth a motion that GwukkRahrrk be sterilized for the good of the species, at which point the Supreme Councilor reminded the others that the architect was, after all, mated to Lady Rglarakk, and thus there was little risk of offspring in any event. The disgraced architect departed the capitol immediately, announcing through an agent that he will retire early, and the Minister of Public Works has been charged to find a new designer.

I envision two possible approaches to alien names in a newscast, relating to the nature of the news anchor. Either the newscast is translated by computer, in which case the names would be rendered in the original language only (remember that for the alien languages, the guideline is to make a sound file without translator overlay to use for fixers, so we could use bits of that), or there is a human reading the news in which case the voice actor could either attempt the names in his own voice or use the alien voice for the name.

News Item: Union Dispute Turns Violent by Turbo

  • Anchor: A labor dispute at the Jacobs docks in Bernard's Star erupted in violence yesterday, leading authorities to discover a large smuggling operation. The local dockworkers saw a Mule cargo ship unloading without the use of union labor, and when they confronted the ship's crew were fired upon by the ship's private guards. The union members returned fire and called homeland security forces, who arrived to restore order. The subsequent investigation discovered the Mule to be carrying over 100 tons of nerve stimulators, black market organs, and other medical contraband, and homeland security impounded the ship and imprisoned its crew. The dockworkers were determined to have acted in self-defense and were released at the scene. Local union leader Joey Piccolo had this to say, "Ya don't mess wit da union."

This concept, while borrowed from a 1996 movie, is a fun story. I made it fit VS by placing the smuggling activity at the same planet to which a certain merchant, pawn of sinister forces, asks the player to make a delivery.

News Item: Spy Arrested in Regallis by Turbo

  • The secretary of education for Mummu in the Regallis system, Ann Bates, was arrested today on suspicion of spying for an unknown alien government. Authorities started watching her after a coworker reported her frequent trips to outlying systems, strangely worded netcasts in educational forums, and a change in her financial habits. When further investigation revealed that she had gained access to information above her clearance level, the local counterintelligence branch put Bates under surveillance and observed her leaving a data chip containing some of the information at a suspected drop site on one of her trips. Bates' attorney has stated that the evidence against her is circumstantial, and that she is the victim of a witch hunt fueled by a war-worried public. Her netcast postings, if they are coded messages, remain thus far unbroken.

Historically, Ann Bates was a school teacher who spied for the British in the American Revolution. At the time, women were not considered intelligent enough to understand military matters, so she was able to gather extensive data on American troop strength, equipment, and movements in her disguise as a peddler. The methods mentioned in this news story are all real "spy" techniques.

News Item: Hunter Griez Killed in Battle by Turbo

  • Famed hunter Gregor Griez was killed in action today, after a bounty on a wing of Nicanders turned out to be a vicious trap laid by the Aeran Merchant Marine. Apparently, Griez had amassed enough kills to gain the attention of the Aeran guild, who set up the bounty to lure his Vendetta fighter into the Heaven's Gate system, where a fleet of dozens of Aerus waited in ambush in a nearby asteroid belt. The Hunter's Guild Memorial Fund then posted an unprecedented 1-million-credit bounty on the Aeran fleet, to be split among guild members according to kill count. A large force of Hunters Guild members responded, destroyed the Aeran fleet, and retreated to friendly space. The Rlaan Hunters' guild has protested, saying that keeping a bounty internal to one's own guild is unprofessional and disrespectful to the principles of hunters everywhere.

I can't guarantee that any particular iteration of VS will make Heaven's Gate a system in or near Aera space, but it sounds good as the site for a Hunter's last battle.

News Item: Aera Spasm by Boaal

  • Reports of a deranged Aeran have surfaced not long ago. Allegedly the Aeran was given a large dose of steroids. As the drugs took hold, the ensuing 'roid-rage' drove it into a fit of mindless violence. The Aera, already known for being excessively aggressive, seem to react unpredictably to drugs. Witnesses watched as the alien accused a toaster of flirting with it, before stamping the offending appliance into the ground, and picking a fight with a Mule class trading ship owned by an up and coming merchant. Once it had tired of beating the space ship with a metal pipe, it charged off and attempted to stamp a hole in a suspended metal walk-way several hundred feet above ground level, which it found "too insulting to ignore". It has since taken off in a Nicander fighter and has been flying around the Holmann system, insulting and shooting at anything that crosses its radar. Until the drugs wear off, system authorities advise you give this ship a wide berth.

News Item: Luddites Threaten to Bomb University Graduation by Turbo

  • Graduation ceremonies at EUGENIC, the Enigma University of Genetics In Creiddylad, were marked by increased security today after University officials received a bomb threat from suspected to have come from the Interstallar Church of Man's True Form. After receiving the threat, University Chancellor Ramon Lafayette announced plans to continue with the ceremonies, saying, "Zeese terrorists, zey take ze concept of 'art critic' entirely too far, and we will not be held hostage by zer criminal threats." Authorities conduced extensive sweeps of the campus, but have declined to comment whether any explosives, Luddite or otherwise, were discovered. Aside from the heightened security, the graduation ceremonies concluded without incident.

Don't think it was easy to find a system/sector/planet whose names allowed me to use EUGENIC as an acronym (which was how my idea for this story started) for the name for a university of genetics. Creiddylad [pronounced "Crie-thi-lad"] is not specifically a university planet, it just has a university there in this news story. Even if the system in question does not end up being in Shaper space, the chancellor could still be a Shaper with appropriate (French) accent.

News Item: Live Coverage of the War by Turbo

  • (Play "news" music) Narrator: The following is a GNN special report. End news music
  • Anchor: This just in -- fighting has broken out in <system name> between the Aera and the Andolians. We now go live to our GNN correspondent in the field, Earnest Rigor. Earnest, what's going on there?
  • (battlefield noise: wind, weapons fire, explosions, etc) Reporter: This is Earnest Rigor for GNN. The Aera attack took everyone here completely by surprise. The system was thought to be far from the front lines and was lightly defended as a result. The Andolians have called in all available forces and requested support from the Conderate forces as well. But, as you can hear from the fighting here on the outskirts of the capitol, the Aera have already established a beachhead on the surface.
  • Anchor: Earnest, how did this happen?
  • Reporter: Well it's too early to tell, and the local government is too busy with the battle to address that now. But I am sure that this incident will raise serious questions about the state of the human defenses, how the Aera forces got through the detection network, and about the government's ability to protect colonies further from the front lines. (End battlefiled sounds)
  • Anchor: Well please stay safe, and we hope to hear from you soon with updates on this situation.
  • (fade in "news" music) Narrator: GNN -- we care.

We already have the dynamically-generated text GNN feed available in starports, most of which report on in-game battles. This type of news item reports on a ground battle so it is possible that, whatever system is chosen, any given instance of the single-player VS universe might not have Aera or Andolians in the system named. It is provided for color and interest only. This news story is done: http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/GNN_beachhead2.ogg

Sports Item: Buzz is Back by Turbo

  • Buzz Donaldson is returning to the repulser-beam ball field this season to resume playing for the Vega sector franchise, the Fire. Buzz spent the last year recovering from cranial injuries sustained in the first half of last season's championship game against the Centauri Alphas. Buzz is reportedly performing well in preseason practice and his accuracy is said to be as good as ever. Stay tuned for more pre-season repulser-beam ball news and exciting coverage of all your favorite sports.

The repulser beam is a ship upgrade, so maybe a smaller version could be used to throw a ball (or an opposing ball player) around a sports field.

Sports Item: Fast Eddie Scandal by Turbo

  • In sports today, pilot Edward "Fast Eddie" Wilson won the Regallis 4000 but was immediately disqualified after it was discovered that his customized Schroedinger had been illegally modified for increased fuel capacity. Fuel management is always a concern for pilots in the racing circuit, requiring careful use of the ship's overdrive to prevent premature flame-out in a tight race. Race fans will recall pilot "Turbo Ted" Baker's embarrassment three years ago, when his fuel ran out just after he gained the lead position, leaving him stranded at the final nav point. In addition to being prohibited from racing for the rest of the year, Wilson will be fined 1 million credits, which is approximately half his winnings and sponsorship income from the season. Wilson is expected to issue a public apology later this week, and his sponsors are doubtless deciding whether to terminate their contracts.

Here we have embedded some flying advice for the player into a sports scandal story. By the way, it would be really cool if VS could include competition racing as a mission type, like a long patrol mission that you have to finish before other AIs who spawn from the same starting point as soon as you launch. Can the mission engine do that?

News Item: The Uln, Stupid or Insane? by Boaal

  • In other news, investigations and debates still continue as to where the Uln get the pilots and money to fund so many crazed, possibly suicidal, tractorbeam weilding Dodo's. It is common knowledge that hoards of Dodo's are sent out on bounty missions after enemies of the Uln, the idea seemingly being, that where one pilot might fail, at least 30 should probably succeed. Many people have pointed out that those Dodo's could be put to better use as cargo tugs, but the Uln's insistance on using this ineffective tactic remains.

Shows/Segments/Programs/Talk Shows

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Public Service Announcements

These are similar to news, but with music other than the "news" music, or none, playing in the background. They are also similar to commercials in that every station could play them, except possibly some faction-specific stations if there were any. Therefore, they are semi-generic or fully generic, depending on if they play in every station or more specific ones, as stated above. They have an intro using a soft dry NPR-announcer-type voice, then someone else doing the body of the PSA, but no footer. Here are two headers available to use: http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/PSA_header.ogg

Generic Public Service Announcements

Generic Public Service Announcements will appear in every Radionet station.

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PSA: Say No to Biomimetic Gel

by Turbo

Hello, I'm ______. You may remember me from such movies as 'Perilous Frontier' and 'Ernest Goes to the Vega Sector.' But today I want to talk to you about the dangers of biomimetic gel. Except for authorized medical uses, biomimetic gel is dangerous with prolonged use and can develop into a psychological addiction. The entertainment industry, formerly the largest user of this product, is curtailing its use as the medical and psychological dangers become apparent. Even I, _______, was briefly addicted to this dangerous material. So, don't be tempted by illegal offers to improve this or that part of yourself -- just say 'NO' to biomimetic gel. Thank you.

  • The PSA intro I envision as a soft dry NPR-announcer-type voice, then a different voice for the famous person doing the PSA itself. The product referenced is a type of contraband, and one of the movies mentioned is a VS splash screen, so depending on the gender of the actor who will record this spot we would pick one of the 3 names from the splash screen. In memory of Phil Hartman and his character Troy McClure's public service announcements on 'The Simpsons' TV show, the two movies mentioned contrast greatly -- an action/drama and a comedy, and the person voicing this spot would say the movie names in a tone appropriate to each. The actor admits being a victim of the product, which implies that recording the PSA may be a form of community service awarded by a judge after conviction for possession or use of the contraband.

PSA: Organ & Tissue Donation

by Turbo

This is _____, on behalf of the Confederation Medical Consortium. I want to urge all of you to give the gift of life in these war-torn times. Your organ or tissue donation could save someone else's life -- an innocent child injured in an Aeran attack, or a brave pilot mortally wounded while defending a critical supply convoy from vicious pirates. Last year, thousands of people died in accidents and attacks without leaving their donation consent, depriving hundreds of other victims of a second chance at life. Won't you please help? Just log your donation consent at any public BBS terminal before taking your next trip, and if the worst should happen to you, you can still be a hero and save others. Thank you so much, and stay safe.

  • My intent for this one is similar to the PSAs that featured actress Sally Struthers crying her eyes out in the early 1990s for the Christian Children's Fund or, later, the Save the Children charity. A female voice actor would be best, since women tend to have a broader vocal and emotional range than men. But, a less emotional approach would also work. The ad implicitly reminds the player that space travel is dangerous.

--Station Specific Public Service Announcements--

For now they are just an idea. If we do have station specific PSA, then they should be located here. Otherwise, when the project is done this section should be deleted

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Commercials

Commercials are more generic items. They will play in every Radionet station, in a random order.

Generic/Station Independant Commercials

Generic commercials which appear in every station available. These help a LOT for bandwidth, as having ONLY station specific commercials would take a lot more disk space.

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BJ's Used Ships by Loki

  • Hi. I'm BJ loki, tight end for the Cephid Mammas and proud proprietor of BJ's Used Ships. Ships from all over the milky way come to find a new home in Cephid 17, just like you. I moved here after I left the Forsaken, to join the pirate…brr I mean the Confed. Even though they do have a lot in common, I noticed there was one thing missing from this great system: a celebrity endorsed used ship shop. That's why I founded BJ's Used Ships. Every one of these beauties is freshly painted, they look brand new. We have new models coming in every morning, usually around 2 AM. We can get you anything! And if you see a ship of your dreams, tell us, we can acquire it for ya! I've taken the skills I've learned as a pro interstellar football player to the used ship business: snatch, grab, and run like hell. BJ's Used Ships. I'm takin low prices, with hot ships!

The Confed Military by MC707

  • Man 1: A career where you’ll never be unemployed. A career that lasts a lifetime. A career where you’re –always-on the winning team. Put your skills to work, in the Confed Military. [Sound of ship passing by]
  • Man 2: I was a pirate, in a gang that shoots civilians and runs illegal cargo. Now, I am someone, making something of myself. I kill aliens and escort cargo ships for the military!
  • Man 1: This is a job where you don’t only help yourself. You help your faction. Only in the military would a teenager be given responsibilities like piloting a capital ship, maneuvering a fully stocked Pacifier, or dropping anti-matter ordnance explosives. Make a change for yourself, in the Confed Military. [Sound of ship passing by]
  • Man 3: I used to study in a university planet. I constantly got into pointless fights I didn’t understand about creating new FTL travel systems or securing applications from crackers. I got tired of arguing about what’s right. So I dropped out of the university planet and joined the military. Now, I –know- I’m right… in the Confed Military!
  • Man 1: Learn confidence!
  • Man 4: I started having fantasies about killing people. Now, I can do it for my faction!
  • Man 1: Live the warrior life. Positions are unexpectedly vacant every day! In fact, I’m about to give up my well-paying job as a voiceover actor in order to sign up! I want excitement, and what could be more exciting than fighting enemy ships while your hull surrenders to the vacuum of space? Be number one - turn your *life* around, in the Confed Military!

Grandeur Sublimity Resort and Casino Planet by MC707

  • Father: What happens, kids? You look like you are going to planet School!
  • Kids: Dad, we’re bored!
  • Narrator: Your kids go to school. They’ve learned the golden rule and valuable Confederate values. But have you taught them how to have fun? For family entertainment that lasts forever, head over to the Grandeur Sublimity Resort and Casino Planet in Cephid 17. Your family deserves this kind of fun. Currency Betting! Slots! Shooting range! And the kids love the mini-jack pots! [sounds of fun]
  • Narrator: Plus, we’ve got the hottest gaming in system! No other planet offers more bucks for the game. And you’ll teach your children some important lessons about real capitalism.
  • Boy (crying): Dad, I bet against a Shaper woman and lost all my money!
  • Father: You’ve learned a valuable lesson. Son, it’s time for your first pilot bombing.
  • Boy (giggling): Yeah, bombs!
  • Narrator: Time is priceless in the land of gambling. It’s the Grandeur Sublimity Resort and Casino Planet. Mom can spend all night on the one-armed robots, while your larvae visit the Fanboy Junkies Betting Shop.
  • Mom: How did you do, Alice?
  • Girl (sad): I busted my game against a Mechanist man and sold my third kidney.
  • Mom: That’s my hatchling!
  • Narrator: Share the love- the love of money! Plus, the Grandeur Sublimity Resort and Casino Planet has the best fodder in Cephid 17! Featuring our galaxy-famous genetically modified radioactive boar, courtesy of the Aera chef Gromnnch! [pig snort sound, then pig squeal and chop sound]
  • Narrator: The Grandeur Sublimity Resort and Casino Planet. This kind of fun should be banned!

Li’l Bob’s Warez by MC707

  • [sound of glass shattering]Woman (horrified): Oh no, my children, my family! They’ve got guns!
  • Narrator (low serious tone): A group of pirates break into your home orbital station. What do you do? Call 199? It takes the homeland security an average of 25 minutes to respond to a 199 call. In the meantime, a pirate could have his way with your wife, smoke an ammoniate, fill his cargo hold, and escape. Don’t let the worst happen to you. It is –vital- that you protect yourself! Do it - the Li'l Bob's way. [Explosions and gun sound effects]
  • Li'l Bob: That’s right! Li’l Bob’s Warez has the entire inventory you need to protect your family from the evils of a liberal society! We got everything from phazers, electrothermal guns, plasma chainguns, lazer surface-to-space battery-guns, and all sorts of heat-seeking torpedo batteries! And just to celebrate the Aera War Conflict, pink and blue tracer-bullet mini miniguns your children will love to play with in the dark! Get the Monday’s fever with offers on land mines! Got the Aera War Syndrome? Get ten credits off on any order of ten thousand credits or more! But why not protect your ship too? Get discounts on any energy mount or new autotracking systems, courtesy of the Confed and our ISO spies! Plus, get free shipping and installation if you buy four capship-size turrets or more for your home or ship!
  • Narrator: You love your family? Prove it – with a gun. Li’l Bob’s Warez, we arm your family, to protect your rights! [explosion sound]

--Station Specific Commercials--

Maybe some members can suggest station specific commercials, I don't personally condone this but this is an open project, open for suggestions.

Sponsorship Snippets

These are short, 10-15 second sound bites, nothing more than "This portion of our program sponsored by..." and then the product name and, perhaps, something about the product. In some cases, background music might be appropriate. Turbo already recorded by "sponsored by" part at http://www.willadsenfamily.org/VSvoice/sponsored_by.ogg so all we need is to record the product-specific audio (or lift it from the product's commercial above) and mix the two.

  • keep the ideas coming please!

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Material

This is the 'main hold' of ideas for the Radionet project. Material will be added here, so then it will be 'put in crates' (sorted). You can sort this material to the relevant section, copying and pasting the material from the Material section to the relevant section. This section will probably be temporary, only for organization purposes.

Some possible types of programming mentioned include:

  • Pimp my spaceship (A holo tv show that pimp a space ship like in the "pimp my ride" but in stet the show pimp up a car the show pimp up a space ship.)
  • Space busters (a Mythbusters like show that test myths like "can a human do a space walk with out a space shut" or "can your survive a Aera spasm")
  • Pop Culture references:
  • injokes:
    • SPAM
    • stunk-cow (a hybrid of a stunk and a cow that use for milk and very hi qalty leader. and come from a chat log Pimp my space ship)
  • propaganda: agents iso, pirates, Aera and Rlaan
  • Luddites and ISO breaking into the normal channels with some propaganda, followed by "we apologize for this interruption in broadcasting, we now return you to our regular program"
  • radio talk show or call-in show
    • How about a call from an ISO supporter, advocating the cause, the DJ makes "casual" questions with the goal to locate him as he speaks, keyboard noises (DJ notifying security) then at some point we hear intruders, the ISO man going like wtf, brawl sounds, "help! help! I'm being oppressed!" more noise, end of call
    • talk radio ("This is Burch Lumber, of the EIB Network (that's 'Excellence in Interstellar Broadcasting'). We have Turbo from the Crucible Sector on the line; Turbo, what's on your mind? Well Burch, these Uln defy all logic. No matter what I do they attack me...are they insane, or just stupid? Well Turbo, I think it's a bit of both...") We have plenty of material for the talk radio bits right here in the forums.
  • emergency broadcasts keyed to scripted events ("WARNING: <faction> ships have been sighted in this system, use extreme caution")
  • generic news broadcasts on the war efforts (not tied to any specific locations)
  • public service announcements

Radio Stations

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