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  In 2004 I began my tenure on Live365, which was, at the time, the premier platform for online broadcasting. Live365 was geared more towards online radio stations and that's why I named my show ParaReality Radio. However, us individual broadcasters made a place for ourselves there, too. I began by airing a 2 hour live show the first and third Fridays of every month and before long, I was able to have enough episodes to run a steady rotation of my episodes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before long, I gained a loyal following and had regular listeners of the show every time I went on the air. It was thanks to people like them that ParaReality Radio was able to quickly become the #1 ranked show in its genre on Live365, a position that it held for 5 consecutive years.


  As you might be able to guess, the show was actually terrible at first! I was still learning not only who I was as a broadcaster, but how to run the show and the equipment that I was using was pretty basic. That first year saw some painful growth spurts, but I quickly mastered the art of live broadcasting and before long, I added a segment to the show that I called News of the Strange.

  News of the Strange was a 30 minute news segment that encompassed the last half hour of every episode. I would include one or two paranormal news stories, followed by another one or two "strange" stories that usually involved someone behaving stupidly. I would read each story, then give my commentary about each one and often times it was quite funny. It proved to be a huge hit and the listeners love to chime in and give their commentaries on the stories, too!


  I'm slowly going to be adding shows to this section of the archives periodically, so you'll have to sift through some bad shows to get to the good ones. However, I hope that you enjoy them all!

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 Eventually, the show became so popular that a local radio station came calling. Some time in 2005, (I can't remember the exact date), WRFN, a small radio station in Pasquo, TN that was a mix of news, talk and music, contacted me about adding ParaReality Radio to their lineup. Needless to say, I was very honored that a traditional radio station had taken interest in what I was doing. After some negotiating, WRFN agreed to air ParaReality Radio on the second and third Fridays of every month because I didn't want to give up what I was doing on Live365. However, this gave me the opportunity to have my show heard by a local audience and that was a very big deal.


  I wound up only keeping ParaReality Radio at WRFN for about 2 1/2 years because I started back to college and I was still maintaining my Live365 show. The stress of doing that and school proved to be too much and I eventually made the painful decision to leave WRFN.


  Of all the shows that I did there, only a few survive and that's what is included in this part of the archives. I only have 20 episodes to include here and one interview that I did on another WRFN show called Paranormal Nashville, which was hosted by Tony Pratt, who I eventually became good friends with. I hope that you enjoy these episodes as well.

  Below is the previous episode of ParaReality, which aired on October 2, 2020.


​   If you're a horror movie fan, chances are you have a favorite vampire flick. For me, it’s the original Universal Studios masterpiece, Dracula, starring the great Bela Lugosi, at his best. I like it because it's the original vampire movie that spawned a horror-sub genre unlike all the others, but then again, almost all movies about vampires are "unlike all the others.".
  Nightmarish blood-crazed killer or romantic superhuman with a conscience?
  The vampire has simultaneously fascinated, repelled, and terrified us for nearly a century since the first screen appearance of the loathsome Count Orlok in the cult 1922 horror movie Nosferatu.
  Most infamous of all was Bram Stoker’s creation, the repulsive Count Dracula, a terrifyingly alien character who has generated countless movies and books.
  Things are changing in Vampire-land. These demonic beings are in the process of re-inventing themselves — with a little help from admiring humans.
  Deformed blood-suckers with long nails and rancid breath who have left generations of movie-goers cowering in their seats have been transformed into stunningly attractive super-human beings with a conscience, torn between their repulsive dietary needs and the realization that drinking the blood of the innocent is a crime.
   Vampires have been undergoing a major make-over since the 1990s. Today’s vampires are not just human in character, but elegant, attractive, beautifully groomed, sexy, and armed with super-human powers, plus they have a moral compass.
   They’re looking for love, expressing a romantic need to find a soulmate in a better world, trying to find their way in the human universe and trying to oppose their own demonic natures by fighting hard to overcome their demonic natures.
  On tonight’s journey into the realm of ParaReality, I’m going to take you, my loyal listeners, on a journey to something that used to be a dark and scary place. It used to scare the hell out of adults and children alike, giving them nightmares, making them sleep with crucifixes and causing them to hang garlic above their windows. But somehow all that changed and people are no longer afraid. I’m talking about Vampires, people! I’ll be taking you on a journey to look at the changing Vampire and how they have gone from fiendish ghoul to modern day heroes, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned. Then, I’ll tell you about the real-life Vampires.


  To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!