Promotion, Guests, Artwork, & Ownership

Oh my~

This weekend, we’ve got a special presence at one of the panels at Saboten Con in Phoenix, AZ. One of the former officers at the Touhou Fight Night Network that I’ve worked with before who’s gone by such handles as “Crazy” and “Rikako Asakura” (because those two things are totally related somehow) is running a Touhou-related panel on Sunday at the con, and he’s also got a fair stack of handouts from Gensokyo Radio with him. We know that music is just a small part of what Touhou is, and so we pretty much took advantage of that opportunity by sharing our love of the music from the games.

Furthermore, he and his partner who he’s conducting the panel with will be joining us at our next Live show this Friday evening. That’s in addition to our already scheduled guest, Spark from Gensokyo Radio’s Facebook fan group. This next show is sure to be interesting with three additional people. Hopefully I can manage all of it!

Not too long ago, we got a message from someone who’s interested in helping to promote Gensokyo Radio at Tracon in Tampere, Finland. Finland! That’ll be the second European country that we’ve sent stuff to this year, the first country being Germany. It gets even more awesome than that though. The people who contacted me were also interested in getting or making shirts for the station to wear while they promote. That was certainly a cool idea, but it really threw me off-guard since we hadn’t thought of any designs that would be suitable for putting on a shirt.

They ended up getting one of their friends to create some artwork for us in record-breaking time, and I have to say, it’s very cool. Perhaps in the future I’ll be able to make some shirts available to everyone. For now though, it seems we may have another interesting dynamic added to promoting at Gensokyo Radio.

As a last and quite important note, I’d like to announce that ownership of Gensokyo Radio has officially been transferred from Auritribe to myself. Auritribe started Gensokyo Radio in March 2011 as a side project to promote the music he loves from the Touhou series of games. There was a time when he was going to shut down the station for good, and that’s when I decided to give it a try. More than a year and a half later, we’ve grown globally and more vibrantly than any of us had ever anticipated. Auritribe will still be operating as an administrative moderator at Gensokyo Radio. All this really means is that I’ll have a bit more authority than I did before in determining where the station goes from where it is now.

I hope to see you at the Steam and IRC channels at the next Live show. Thanks for listening!

User Comments (migrated from legacy news system)

TrollingKiwi | Posted on September 2nd, 2013, 05:40:04 AM
Wow from a simple idea from your love of a specific kind of music to being promoted in USA, Germany, Canada, Finland, etc…It’s really amazing! And kind of inspiring in a way as well haha. If you somehow manage to get T-shirts for everyone I would DEFINITELY get one :smiley: I know it’s a tough job but it seems that you guys are good at whatever you decide to do o.O. Great job! I’ll be looking forward to this Live show :smiley:

FwFKisume | Posted on September 2nd, 2013, 05:53:13 PM
Keep on going with the good work :smiley: i hope you guys will never shutdown the station. Best Touhou Music webradio in the World!!!

auritribe | Posted on September 3rd, 2013, 06:38:23 PM
The station won’t shutdown. That was part of the reason this was necessary. I have too many things going on at this point to be able to dedicate the amount of time and resources this site deserves. I’ll still be around, but this change needed to happen for the site to maintain its momentum without my delays holding it back. No hard feelings or falling out, I just know my limitations. And whether anyone asks this or not, it’s not FFXIV. I’ve been playing FFXIV for years while this station was running. There are other issues that are currently holding me back from contributing to the community in a meaningful way, and they’ve been building up over the course of months, so I had to do this.