What Is Karate Emergency?

As loyal readers of Seattle Sportsnet, you have a right to be informed. Which is why I’m here to tell you that it’s on. Next Tuesday night. 8:00 p.m. What’s on, you ask? Karate Emergency.

I should probably italicize that since it’s the name of a production. Karate Emergency. There. Now it’s official. Let me tell you something. You know you’ve made it when you can italicize the name of something that you’ve created. I don’t even italicize Seattle Sportsnet, so you know how important Karate Emergency is. Parents don’t even italicize the names of their children. So it’s even more important than that. We’re bigger than life itself. Think about that. It’s deep.

Karate Emergency. It’s the name of our goofy-ass podcast radio show. Endorsed (however loosely) by Sports Radio 950 KJR, recorded in a real-life studio, broadcast to the ears of millions, and made just for you, the Seattle sports fanatic.

That’s what this show is destined to be. An outlet for the local sports fan. Think of Seattle Sportsnet on radio, with three more people, wittier banter, and an Almost Live! feel to it. That’s what we’re trying to make Karate Emergency out to be. And it’s gonna be fantastic.

We’re planning on having great guests, an incredible panel (Josh Sabrowsky, Ashley Ryan, Ryan Divish, and myself), and an hour’s worth of material that will keep you entertained whenever you choose to listen. It’s a podcast so you can tune in at your leisure. No excuses, now. If you didn’t hear it, you weren’t trying hard enough.

I don’t think this is bound to be the next big thing. I know it. I’m not gonna lie. We’re good. I should say, the people around me are good. I’m decent filler. I’ll make you smile every now and then. I promise.

But here’s the thing. I want your suggestions for this show. It’s a weekly production, recorded every Tuesday night. I’m tasked with writing bit ads and helping carry the conversation. I also like to think of myself as the Karate Emergency public relations department. I’m here to make sure that you, the listener, are entertained. This is destined to be grab-ass amateur hour in a professional setting. And I want your feedback on it. What’s your ideal radio show? What’s your ideal format? What do you want to hear about? How can we appeal to you? What’s gonna make you laugh?

Fact is, this is your show. We’re just hosting it. If you listen in, you’re part of what we’re doing. You’re helping us make this a better forum for your entertainment. It’s as simple as that.

Between now and Tuesday, find us on Twitter (@KarateEmergency) and stay tuned as we prepare the greatest show to hit the local airwaves since before television.

6 thoughts on “What Is Karate Emergency?”

  1. I almost always love Slate’s Hang up and Listen, a great sports podcast: http://www.slate.com/id/2224801/

    Quality, timely, and focused conversations, with a lot of interesting and random asides. A thoughtful focus and commentary. Usually three or so main topics per show, with a few running features at the beginning and end.

    Karate Emergency should be like that, but a little less serious and a lot more local.

    Also read+watch Ira Glass (host of the most popular podcast in the country, This American Life) talk about storytelling:
    http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2007/03/ira_glasstips_o.html

    Lastly, your intro music should have clips of old kung-fu movies, like wu-tang songs do.

  2. I just thought it was some Asian code or something. Aren’t you guys all Ninjas?
    Oh and how do we have 3 posts with no crazy Thabo stuff?

  3. I’m only half-ninja. People ask what ethnicity I am. I say half-ninja, half-white.

    Thabo will get here eventually. He’s slow on the trigger today.

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