Ok I got more time to type now, so I can type more about FNL.
I was involved with Satellite radio for quite a few years. I started with satellite radio with the old Omega radio network. From there I became part of The Tech Talk Radio Network.
While part of TTN I owned part of one of Connecticuts largest Internet Service Providers. I was always playing with new technology and was asked to beta test a product called RealAudio. I began recording Friday Night Live and encoding it in RealAudio format. The encoding time was REALLY slow at that time it would take 6 hours to encode an 8 hour show.
We were one of the first public uses of RealAudio on the Internet. The RealAudio encoding soon improved and soon I was able to encode the show in real time, and then I would upload the show to the server when I was done.
Because it was getting easier and easier to encode shows I expanded beyond Friday Night Live, I launched a new website called the TTN Cybergeek Gateway, new shows were added including Monday Night Jive with Michael Reynolds, the Huston area AMSAT club, the DB1 Satellite radio show with Dan Morgan and the Tom and Darrell show.
TTN has some problems and due to some hard work my Michael Reynolds the W0KIE network was born. By this time I had a high speed internet connection to my house and thus I was now able to broadcast shows LIVE as they aired.
Times changed and we sold out our Internet company leaving me out of the Internet business, about the same time I moved to a place where a big C / KU band dish was not possible so that marked the end of the CyberGeek Gateway.
I keep thinking back that if I would have used by broadcasting resources to make money instead of giving my services away for the satellite hobby I could have been where Mark Cuban is now.
Oh well you win some you loose some.