710 ESPN's New Sounders FC Podcast

Inspired by the comments/discussion that follwed from sidereal's "710ESPN is dead to me" post, on Saturday I decided to contact someone at and ask why Sounders FC Weekly, hosted by Matt Johnson is not available as a podcast.  To my surprise, I received a response to my mail today informing me that they had created a podcast feed for the show.  They've created a page with links for subscribing with iTunes, Zune, and raw RSS.  Go subscribe now!

After the break I share the full text of my exchange with the contact at the station. Names are removed to protect the innocent...

My initial mail:

From: K61
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:15 PM
Subject: Sounder FC Weekly

Hello, I am writing you because your email address was linked to from the "contact us" page for 710 ESPN.

Why is the weekly radio show hosted by Matt Johnson which covers Sounders FC not available as a podcast?  I see that almost all other local programming from the station is available on as a podcast, but not Sounders FC Weekly.  Why?  In fact, the page for the show (link) used to have comments on it begging for a podcast to be made available.  The comments have been removed with no explanation.

The poor scheduling of the show (Saturday mornings) does not allow me to listen with any regularity as I often have commitments and activities on Saturday mornings where I am unable to be near a radio.   I suspect this is true for the vast majority of Sounders FC fans.  Please make the show available as a podcast.  I can assure you that there are many fans who would subscribe to it.

The delayed reply:

From: Someone @
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:16 AM
To: K61
Subject: RE: Sounder FC Weekly

Hey K61,

Thank you for the suggestion. We have created the podcast for Sounders FC Weekly. You can now access it at:

There you can find past episodes and links to subscribe.

Thank you again,

My thank you:

From: K61
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:08 PM
To: Someone
Subject: RE: Sounder FC Weekly

Excellent. Thank you. I have just added it to my Zune. I will be posting a fan blog entry on this evening or tomorrow to notify Sounders fans of this great new addition. I expect many of them will subscribe. Sounders fans have a very strong online presence as a result of the limited coverage provided by traditional media. Creating this podcast is definitely a step in the right direction and is appreciated.

So there you have it.  Ask and ye shall receive, or rather, you don't get what you don't ask for. :)  Now everyone should go and subscribe to send a clear message that Sounders FC fans are out there and we want good, accessible coverage of our team by the local media.

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