Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FDH Lounge Show #73: September 16, 2009

By Rick Morris

The 73rd edition of THE FDH LOUNGE on (Wednesdays, 6-9 PM EDT) is coming in the form of our New Media Showcase Event.

Hour One, per the new format, is dedicated to THE GOON SQUAD and THE FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER, respectively, in the two halves. On GOON, we review our annual FDH fantasy hockey mock draft, preview this Friday's release of FANTASY HOCKEY DRAFTOLOGY 2009 and take a look ahead at the NHL Western Conference in 2009-10. Our fantasy show-within-a-show focuses on NFL Week 2 and takes a look at our FDH Lounge Dignitaries NFL Pick Contest.

Then, in Hour Two, the showcase begins with the various members of The 21st Century Media Alliance ...

First up is Lloyd Carroll, sports writer for Queens Chronicle and Good Times Magazine, the one solo member of the alliance. He will catch us up on various aspects of the New York sports scene and also another beat that he covers, the New York entertainment scene. Paul Belfi, President of, and Radio 5678, discusses important developments in internet broadcasting and these ventures in particular. Also in Hour One, we won't be hearing necessarily from all of these gentlemen, but we may talk to a few of them and we will at least be discussing briefly their organizations:

^ Bob Glassman, founding father of the LeBronmeter
^ Scott Pullins of The Pullins Report
^ Ken Becks of 1st Down Scouting
^ Steve Kallas, writer/editor of Sports Plus
^ Ben Chew, proprietor of Outside the Boxscore
^ Tim Dustin, creator/editor/writer of Great Sports Name Hall of Fame

We'll also take a few minutes, humbly, to discuss developments with and The FDH Lounge!

Then, in Hour Three, we unveil our two centerpiece guests for the night.

First up (in a bio that he wrote!), we step outside of The 21st Century Media Alliance to talk with somebody who created one of the world's most influential websites and who is taking an interest in New Media in a big way. Craig Newmark is the founder of, a site where people can help each other with everyday needs including housing and jobs. He's also working with a wide range of groups using the Net to help each other out, like, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, and (microfinance), and Consumer Reports. Craig is also actively engaged with government workers on multiple levels to use the Net for superior public service, and with Sunlight Foundation for government accountability and transparency. He's not as funny as he thinks he is, but sometimes can't help himself. Follow Craig on his blog at, or, and

What a rush that's going to be! But we don't slow down from there; we then go to the member of our alliance who has the big project on the way. On September 28, 100 RANGER GREATS hits the stores. We speak with our good buddy Russ Cohen, RANGER GREATS co-author and writer/editor for Sportsology and Card Corner Club, about this amazing book that is due to be released shortly and the other work going on through these websites.

Our wrapup for the night will be very interesting as we speak with Platinum Smalls, proprietor of Googling Atlee Hammaker and Culture Popped. He will be liveblogging our program tonight on GAH via the Cover it Live software, conveying to his readership the experience of tonight's program. He will be on to talk about tonight's experience, as well as everything with his sites and the alliance's coverage of Ken Tremendous Week in the form of the Fire Joe Morgan reunion analysis and our sites' liveblogging of tomorrow night's season premiers of PARKS AND RECREATION and THE OFFICE.

It’s going to be a great program and we hope you can be a part of our audience. As always, we urge you to watch the show live (or listen if you’re on dial-up), but if you can’t catch this as it’s happening, you can always catch the FDH archives 24-7 right here or catch us now on iTunes!

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