Do you have a webcam?…

…And a strong interest in Barrack Obama? And a willingness to help us out on two consecutive Sundays? If you’ve answered yes three times over, then you may want to get involved in the WHYS TV pilot.

On 31st August and 7 September we’re recording pilots of a TV version of the show. We’ve chosen the nomination of Barrack Obama and its place in modern black history as our subject and we’re looking for two or three of you who would be prepared to appear on the show via webcam.

If you’re keen, please email me or post here.

If you’d like to know more about the pilot, our colleague James Harrod is helping us put it together and here’s what he wrote when he started work on it.

16 Responses to “Do you have a webcam?…”

  1. August 20, 2008 at 15:16

    Hi Ros, welcome back. I don’t have a webcam but can try to get it. To all WHYSers, I’m off on the 28 of August to China. To bad i’ll not be a regular member on WHYS.

  2. 2 1430a
    August 20, 2008 at 16:29

    Hello Ros,
    Its been quite a long time and looking forward to hear you in the coming days.By the way what is this webcam thing???
    If you could explain me clearly,i would certainly be exited to take part in it.

  3. 3 archibald in oregon
    August 20, 2008 at 17:05

    I have a webcam, would be happy to contribute………….thanks again for all you do….

  4. August 20, 2008 at 17:17

    I have the interest, the webcam and would be willing to be on the show, the only problem I have is that I am still on dial-up so that makes camming 99% impossible.

    I would have loved to help out – but good luck with the new show!!

  5. August 20, 2008 at 17:19

    Hi Rosylne…Great to have you back
    well;..I don’t have a webcam but I would love to appear on WHYS TV.

  6. 6 Jessica in NYC
    August 20, 2008 at 17:40

    Yes, yes, and maybe yes. I’d like more info please.

  7. 7 Ros Atkins
    August 20, 2008 at 17:47

    Hi Jessica and everyone else. Well we’re going to be trying to place Barack Obama’s achievement in getting the nomination in the context of other events in modern black history. The nature of the discussion won’t be different to a regular WHYS but of course we need to see you all, which is where webcams come in. We would dial you just as we would for a personal conversation on a webcam, but instead of seeing one person you’ll see the show. Does that answer your questions? If you need more info let me know.

    And yes Will I’mm afraid dial up does rule you out. how do you cope? if i spent as long online as you do with dial up i’d go insane. or maybe that’s why you spend so long online!

  8. 8 Shaun in Halifax
    August 20, 2008 at 18:05

    I know it’s the wrong forum for this but I apologize.

    Any chance of incorporating Skype into the show? It may make it easier to contact/connect to listeners and it will DEFINITELY make it cheaper to call the show.

  9. 9 nelsoni
    August 20, 2008 at 18:07

    Hello Ros,

    For people who don’t have web cams, can’t they also send their pictures , with a world map in the background with a ticking dot indicating their location? Just like it’s done on CNN. At least the contributors can also be seen that way especially for those who would love to be a part but can’t because of slow internet connection like Will. 😉

  10. 10 Jessica in NYC
    August 20, 2008 at 18:11

    Alright I’m in. If not with the webcam with the pic/map option.

  11. 11 Jessica in NYC
    August 20, 2008 at 18:12

    Welcome back, Ros. I’m sure you’d disagree, but your vacation was too long. : )

  12. 12 nelsoni
    August 20, 2008 at 18:22

    It takes a pretty fast internet connection in order to have decent chat via webcam and since that may not be available to potential participants, the pic/map thing can incorporate such people into the show. If the pic/map thing is considered, I am in.

  13. August 20, 2008 at 18:42

    Hi Ros, et al,

    Welcome back!

    This sounds like a great opportunity. Pity I do not have a webcam. I would be more than happy to participate if that were the case. Must looking into getting one of those!

    …Good thing too, that WHYS is now going, as we say in Jamaica, the ‘full hundred’ – radio, TV and internet! Wonderful stuff, indeed!

  14. 14 Dennis
    August 20, 2008 at 19:33

    Welcome Back to the Family fold: Ros!!!

    I hope you had a nice holiday…..

    NO, I do not have a webcam……


  15. 15 Brett
    August 20, 2008 at 19:36

    I’ve got a webcam and would be possibly willing to do so. Shoot me some more info? 🙂

  16. 16 Syed Hasan Turab
    August 23, 2008 at 19:38

    Still African culture is version & full with originality if you born & raised in African Society. Histry of black leadership, culture & society based on religious & Tribal leadership. Willingly migration histry is very little & limited upto Arab world though leadership recognisation was & is in African society.
    As far as Oboma leadership is concerned in a deep diversified US society may be understand a miricle if he win because of under noted facts:-
    1. He is half & half combination of willingly migrated people.
    2. Popularity as black / coloured US leader.
    3. Full endorcement from forecd migrated Africam Americans society of USA.
    4. Expectation of Change to whome?
    5. Mysterious, unknwn, dreemy & unkidly proposal or candadcy to majority of USA.
    Though he win the primary so do the Maccan still they have to conveyance, motivate & attract US Majority votors by way of giving them strong US mandate towards Internal Governing Pattern, Global policy & Terror threat.
    Keeping in view popularity of African American US Society in general US votors are worried about the future of White House, as they dont want to see drugs, crimes & uncivility in White House.
    No doubt Oboma is totally differant from US African American Society because of his Genetic combenation & broughtup under healthy parent hood, as none of his biological & adopted parents never ever been victom of slavory.
    Unfortunately majority of his supporter’s understand him the same the way they are which is incorrect.
    May God bless USA & White House a great nation under mysterious harm.

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