Red, Green, and Blue on XM Radio

  • Published on March 11th, 2008

POTUS-08, presidential election channel, xm, radio, environmental politics, presidential campaignYou know that old saying about having a ‘face for radio’? As mean as the old saying is, it essentially implies that a person on television is not particularly good looking and that they would be better off applying their talents, journalistic or otherwise, to the radio-waves. Got it? Okay, put it this way, I think I have a ‘voice for television’.

Whenever I hear a recording of my voice I always think it sounds really weird. And although it seems like I’m implying that I have a ‘face for television’, I’m not (my twice-broken nose, gave me a nice nasally-twang, and a mighty proboscis that may be unfit for television).

What I’m saying is that XM Radio listeners were “treated” to eight minutes of yours truly today on Channel 130, “POTUS ’08” (Politics Of The US), XM’s politics talk channel.

The program is called 1600 with Rebecca Roberts (who you may know from her NPR gigs). According to the program’s website, “Roberts focuses on the campaign stories and news with in-depth interviews, unfiltered candidate messages, and commentary from the world of political bloggers.” The interview will be replayed tonight (actually Wednesday morning) at 12:30 pacific time. You can easily subscribe to a free three-day trial of XM if you want to listen to this, or any of the other excellent programs on POTUS ’08.

To give you a hint of what we talked about, we covered the role environmental politics will play and has played in the presidential election, the emergence of green collar jobs, and the feast or famine nature of American clean energy development. My segment aired just after an interview with James Merrit, former president of the Southern Baptists Convention, who was talking about the SBC’s recently released statement about global warming, so we also talked about that a little.

Rebecca Roberts was sharp, well-informed and asked good questions. As far as my performance goes, we’ll just have to wait and see (or listen, as the case may be).

About the Author

is the founder of ecopolitology and the executive editor at LiveOAK Media, a media network about the politics of energy and the environment, green business, cleantech, and green living. When not reading, writing, thinking or talking about environmental politics with anyone who will listen, Tim spends his time skiing in Colorado's high country, hiking with his dog, and getting dirty in his vegetable garden.
  • I think you have a lovely nose and a charming voice, and besides that you have lots of great things to say! Sorry I didn't get to hear the broadcast but will hope that you can share a recording as the other commenters have suggested.

  • Tim, can you record this and play it here?

  • Tim — This is great… if you can get a recording, please share it (I doubt I’ll be up for the replay…)