The 20-minute interview, conducted by Frank, covers a lot of interesting ground—from trends in ephemera to the use of ephemera in the pop culture. Frank does a masterful job of guiding the interview and asking excellent questions. During the taping, he was kind enough to refer to this blog as "The Eighth Wonder of the Internet World." I'm not sure it merits that level of praise, but I'm grateful for Frank's generous description. And he added the following, which I'm humbled by:
"During the development phase, one of the biggest questions was who to have as the first guest. Every answer led to Marty Weil. Anything that anyone is going to do with ephemera online is going to build on the foundation that Marty laid before them. Different content. Different delivery. Different style. But after all is said and done, we're all just following in his footsteps, really. So that is why he is on the first show. Because he deserved to be. I am sure that the listening audience will agree with that choice."
The Ephemera Show features audio profiles of ephemera enthusiasts of all backgrounds and collecting interests. Frank DeFreitas is your affable and expert host. Frank plans to provide the ephemera community with two outstanding shows per month. To give the show an authentic "retro radio" feel, the program is recorded live using a vintage, vacuum-tube studio equipment. If you listen carefully to the interview I did with Frank, you can hear the old Ampex 456 reel-to-reel equipment "humming" about half way through the program.
I know everyone in this audience will appreciate the work Frank is doing on The Ephemera Show and will support his efforts by tuning in.
I want to thank Frank for having me as the first guest on his wonderful and innovative program.