The power of the podcast.
Last week, Adam Carolla’s popular radio show was abruptly cancelled when station KLSX in California decided to completely switch formats and switch from an FM talk station to top 40. For those not familiar with Adam Carolla, he co-hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central for a number of years, and recently had a stint on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Still no recollection? Well, rest assured that his radio show was extremely popular and un-deniably hilarious. In fact, “The Adam Carolla Show” was the #1 morning talk show in a number of large markets, but in yet another sign that terrestrial radio is on the way out, CBS decided to ax the show anyways simply because its always cheaper to play music than it is to pay a radio personality.
Carolla, though, took the news in stride and quickly decided to enter the podcasting world. While his former radio show had previously been available as a podcast on iTunes, it was mostly for users who lived in markets where his radio show wasn’t broadcast, or for users who couldn’t catch it live. So when news of his dismissal hit, Carolla decided to start podcasting on his own, and on February 24th, the first podcast went live on iTunes.
Surprisingly, (or not, if you’re a fan), fans of Carolla responded en masse and within one day of becoming available, the first episode of “The Adam Carolla Podcast” was downloaded over 250,000 times and quickly became the #1 most popular podcast on iTunes, edging out podcasts such as “Real Time with Bill Maher” and NPR’s always popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”
You can check out the podcasts over here.
Get it on!