Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Nothing But Coverage

As you fans know, the Ice Queens depend on broadcast television coverage of figure skating events. Paying for the ice network gets our blood boiling, and actually going to the events is a possibility that presents itself only rarely. (However, Liz IS attending Skate America this year!)

Trying to find a schedule of television coverage for the 2014-2015 season is downright impossible at this stage. However, USFSA did have this gem in their press release about Skate America.

“NBC will kick off its season-long coverage of the ISU Grand Prix Series with two hours live at Skate America from 4-6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Oct. 26. Icenetwork will stream live coverage of the entire Grand Prix Series on a subscription basis. NBC will carry same-weekend coverage of the remaining Grand Prix events, while Universal Sports will broadcast live and delayed coverage throughout the Grand Prix season. Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.”

NBC with same-weekend coverage of all the Grand Prix events? I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe the Tara and Johnny show has brought in enough viewers to wake up NBC Sports execs. Maybe the Today Show likes having T&J on so much that they’re forcing NBC Sports to provide timely coverage. Maybe it’s all a fever-induced dream I’m having – it was awfully hot here today.

At any rate, I can’t wait for the new season of The Ice Queens! We’ll keep you posted.

Taking and keeping the gloves off,
The Producer

We’re Back in iTunes

We’re back in iTunes, and here’s the link:

Some of you have told me, “But you never left iTunes. I got the latest episode no problem!” And I believe you. Really I do. I think that was because those listeners had perhaps subscribed to the website feed through the iTunes player. Other listeners, who subscribed through the iTunes page, were out of luck—iTunes wasn’t updating the feed. I was not successful in changing that, so I asked Apple to delete the old iTunes page and create a new one.

They did create the new one, but they haven’t deleted the old one yet. If you search “The Ice Queens” in iTunes, two podcasts will show up! Oh well. As Daffy says, “Consequences, shmonsequences. As long as I’m rich.”

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there, babies. This is a big season for us—we’re going to Worlds! So please keep listening.

New Season. New Look.

But no new episodes. Not yet, at least. But we’re making progress, right? Hm.

Anyway, one episode’s “in the can.” As soon as I get it edited and fix the iTunes feed, the 2008-2009 season will be underway!

Yes, I used an exclamation point. Thanks for hanging in there.