[NOTE: This early-early-morning episode arose because this summer, SenatorJPO won't be able to podcast during normal hours; hence, the "night owl" hours.]
After a more-than-6-month jobless stint, SenatorJPO finally gets his "consolation prize" of a job!
And he's working for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR), no-less.
Unfortunately, that job is cleaning toilets in a State Park; it's full-time during the summer; and the commute is about 90 minutes round-trip.
This seriously cuts-into times when SenatorJPO can host the WPR Rebuttal podcast.
Furthermore, BlogTalkRadio (BTR) forbids freemium users from starting an episode during "prime time," which BTR considers to be 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
This ultimately means the old schedule of "Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. CST" will no-longer be possible.
However, the WPR Rebuttal podcast -will- continue -- just not with as-many opportunities to call-in live (at-least not for daytime folks), due to the irregularity and unpredictability of my work schedule;* and not necessarily weekly, due to fatigue from cleaning bathrooms 40 hours per week.
(*Even when there's a consistent schedule printed-out, it is subject-to-change; so it's best-not-to promise any particular broadcast time.)
On the bright side, listeners will continue to download and/or stream episodes after they air...
...And most Rebuttal listeners already do this instead-of live-streaming; which means this change is more impactful to our host than it is for most of our listeners.