After much deliberation over the past two months (and weeks of back-and-forth decision making), I have decided to shutter the doors on Radio Exile effective this Friday, June 24th.
For almost seven years, I have been gifted with the privilege of working with some of the most spectacular writers and human beings, first at Inside Pulse Music, before I was given my own “indie” site in 2006 – Broken Dial which was later renamed Radio Exile. We’ve fought some really hard battles against jerk managers and publicists while remain staunch in our belief that what we say or do on the web has as much weight as in the real world.
I never wanted to be bigger than Pitchfork or Stereogum, I just wanted our voices and opinions to be heard and appreciated. We were fans first. We covered what we wanted to. We turned down things we didn’t truly believe in.
With all this being said, our former writers, who have brought so much life and vitality to the site, will be coming back to say goodbye one last time, delivering eulogies of sorts. Truthfully, they’re the ones that made this site worth updating and keeping and generally made it worth every second I could spare.
Again, thank you all for helping me realize a dream. One of you put it best in 2007 (and you know who):
“If you wait until you have the time or can afford to do the stuff that matters most, you’ll never get around to doing anything”.
This has been the most incredible ride. Thank you for sharing it with me and with us all. (I feel like Doctor Who about to regenerate).