A Review of the Return of Coaster Radio On February 1st, Coaster Radio re-launched. The site and podcast had gone dormant for well over a year. When I reviewed a few theme park podcasts last year I found the Coaster Radio podcast to be pretty entertaining. I was late to the party though as they had decided to stop making shows. Anyway, on the 1st the new site launched with a blog as the main page. All comments on the blog posts are directed to their forums. It’s a neat concept, but requires an account to participate in the discussions.
The five members of the show have a lot of fun together. Although I can’t tell all of them apart, the resulting chemistry is great. And if you’re a long time listener, you probably enjoy the call-back jokes to earlier episodes. They spent a portion of the return show talking about the re-launch of the site where they fought the urge to call their site a blog. Get over it guys! Your main page is a blog, I’m not sure where the negative connotation comes from. Blogs can be pretty dynamic and a lot more than just diaries or journals. Not to mention the love search engines give blogs. Yet I digress.
Anyway, they recapped some of the major ’08 roller coasters and a few news stories from 2007. Like I said, the banter is pretty amusing, albeit PG-13 at times. (Most real enthusiasts are much older than that, I just thought I’d mention it.) I’m looking forward to future shows although they mentioned that they’d only be producing three total.
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