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.
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!
Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!
Below is the previous episode of ParaReality, which aired on November 6, 2020.
As Filmmaker James Fox's latest documentary, The Phenomenon, features some of the biggest names in modern ufology; Jacques Vallée, Commander David Fravor, and former senate majority leader Harry Reid, to name a few. Vallée is one of the most respected and critically minded UFO investigators in the game. Reid is the senator who allocated government funding to studying UFOs. And Fravor experienced the most famous UFO sighting in modern ufology. The film has no short supply of accomplished interviewees. What it is lacking, though, is skeptical interview subjects who can debunk the cases presented in the movie.
The Phenomenon stands out for assembling a host of credible cases and believable witnesses accounts without resorting to the sensational claims that plague most paranormal investigation docs. This well-argued film doesn’t offer a definitive answer to the UFO/UAP phenomenon, but it will challenge most viewers’ perceptions of this modern mystery.
If you’re already a UFO nerd, you won’t find too much new material to discover here but don’t let that stop you from watching this intriguing movie. Fox covers plenty of familiar ground (like the Roswell crash and the Ariel School encounter) but does so in such an engaging way you’ll be happy to go along for the ride. If you’re a newbie to the world of ufology, prepare to have your mind blown. Fox has delivered one of the strongest arguments for the existence of UFOs ever put to film.
On this episode of ParaReality, co-host Eric and I will give our opinions on this documentary. While we both think that its a good movie, we both agree that it could have been so much more. Did it live up to all the hype that was surrounding it?
To learn more, you'll have to Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!