It is with a heavy heart that I must officially announce the end of Diabolical Radio. But let's get real, this is probably no big surprise to those who know me. Life has gotten busy, and I'm very happy that it has, but sadly, some things have had to go, and Diabolical Radio is just one of those things.
During the years of doing Diabolical I made three movies, and have had two books published (but wrote four, the third will be published soon). Not bragging, just stating how hard it has been to juggle everything. I am forever grateful for everything that my life has to offer. Sadly, I have neglected Diabolical Radio over the last several months, and I'm afraid it's just gotten too hard to keep the show going.
A few months ago I had attempted resurrecting it again and even went as far as recording interviews with such talented authors as Elena Hearty, W.D. Gagliani, and John Russo. Then the computer I used for DR crashed, and I thought I had lost everything, but I took the machine apart, pulled the hard drive, and put it in a case. Thankfully, I have been able to save those interviews onto another computer.
I will post those interviews over the next several weeks. When they're up, that's it, no more interviews unless I conduct them via email. I have an outstanding balance of reviews to post as well, all good ones mind you, I never post negative reviews. If I watch or read something and don't like it, I just don't review it. Simple as that. But, I have reviews to wrap up for Greg Lamberson's Carnage Road and Cosmic Forces. Jeff Strand's Faint of Heart. Ronald Malfi's After the Fade. And several more. I might post those reviews here, or if anything, I will post the reviews on Amazon like I have done recently with other books. However, I will not do anything more with the Diabolical Radio blog, or the website.
I enjoyed doing the show greatly. One of the many highlights that comes to mind is Jack Ketchum announcing The Woman movie and book four months earlier than he should have. Another great show was the A night for Richard Laymon with Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, and many other great authors. We had a lot of fun that night and I learned a lot about my favorite author, Richard Laymon. Another highlight was interviewing a childhood hero, Rob Paulsen. He was the voice of Raphael in the original TMNT and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, and several more shows I grew up watching, plus he's still doing voicework to this day. So many great shows, good times, and memories. Having my friends come on and cohost: Joe Grotesque was the first, then came Chace Ambrose (who was on for close to two years), Faith Von Awesome, and Steve Beaver.
Once BlogTalk Radio stuck it to us and wanted to charge us for our air time, we left and began doing the show ourselves through free conference sites. For the last year and half of DR's run, that was how we did it. But, the Blog Talk site still has the archives up...for now. Please check them out here: Diabolical Radio on Blog Talk
And the others were posted straight to our blogsite: Diabolical Radio's Blog And the last several were posted right here on this blog.
I hope everyone enjoyed the show as much as I did. Maybe one day I can do something like it again, however, Diabolical Radio is no more. Thank you for many wonderful years.