Thanks for Everything (So Far…)


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — Hey Now. What Up Doe, y’all.

I wanted to to write this to personally thank you for being so supportive of me and JSC throughout 2017. We just finished another insane year and I couldn’t have made it through without you. So, Thank You. Dammit, thank you. It is greatly appreciated. 

JSC Illingsworth Big LogoThe toughest part of doing all of this is that it’s been a titanic feat getting support — both financial and emotionally — for the work that I do. It’s HARD, y’all. So I’m also writing this to let you know that your support has not been in vain. Little by little between here, Instagram, and my page on Patreon, the show has slowly gained a foothold. For that, I am definitely appreciative.

The reason I started the Patreon page was as a way to give back to fans and supporters who were willing to put their literal money where their mouths are. The money itself helps keep JSC Radio and THIS Website alive (i.e. paying for upgraded equipment, paying for the website subscription, the Dropbox and Adobe subscriptions, buying a mixer and new mics, etc.). Well, very soon, the fruits of that labor will start to come to fruition as I will be getting a new mixer and at least one new microphone for better sound quality.

Your continued support made this happen and will make things such as a second mic — which would make in-studio and more face-to-face interviews possible — the next move as this year rolls on. Again, THANKS TO YOU! Y’all are awesome.

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I wasn’t joking. That battery been gone.

Going forward, the next major goal is to get a new computer. I’ve joked about it a few times in blogs on this site, in person at seminars, and on the show, but I seriously do this from an Apple Mac Book that I bought when I started graduate school nearly a decade ago. To give you an idea of how old this computer is: the battery basically gave out four years ago. Apple no longer makes replacements for it. Therefore, this thing must stay plugged in at all times and it moves as slowly as an old Windows PC on dial-up at times, which makes for even longer nights editing shows and getting new stuff out to YOU. There’s a reason there’s often a bit of a lag time between when shows hit Soundcloud, iTunes, Audioboom, etc. and when a blog hits here. The shit literally takes hours to do because of the computer.

So going forward the rest of the year, look for an even bigger push for Patreon and Sponsors because I would really like to turn this old computer into something new that will help me get better content out to you faster.  I want you to continue supporting JSC because it is definitely working, but also I could always use more help.

I have hundreds of likes on the Facebook Page — which is amazing — along with nearly 3,000 followers between the two handles on Twitter. But I have the damndest time getting some of these page views and downloads up. So what I’m saying is that if you support me and this show, I need y’all to be vocal about it. Be loud. It’s cool. How do I know what to keep doing if you’re not saying anything?

So feel free to drop this site’s link in your social media and as well as a link to the Patreon Page (which, by the way, if you aren’t a Patron, you should be) on your social media and help get the word out for me. The more people I get, the more money comes in, and the more great stuff I can give back to you.

Plus, if you have a business or nonprofit that could use some promotion, let’s work something out. I’m trying to help you build too.

Feel free to support this show by subscribing, sharing links, giving me a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and/or Stitcher and telling others as I continue to build this thing.

In closing, I wanna once again thank you for being brave enough to take the leap and support JSC. Look for the Return of #JSCWOW as well as I need to get back to dropping these gems on you too. Thank you for everything in 2016 and 2017. Let’s build in 2018.

Until Next Time, That’s The Way It Is. Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Take Care, God Bless, Always Dare to Be Different, and G.O.M.A.B. Σ

 

JSC Radio Ep. 57: Renee Washington


DETROIT (JSC) —  What Up Doe, people! It’s Thanksgiving week and the People’s Podcast is coming to y’all with some rare Tuesday goodness from the home base: Detroit, MI. But the big wheel keeps on turning and this week the show welcomes a new guest.

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In 4 years at LaSalle, Renee established herself as one of the best players in the program’s history.

Her name is Renee Washington. At 25, she’s already lived a life that most of us couldn’t have dreamed of. She’s a three-time former All-American Soccer player at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Coming from an athletic family — her father and two older sisters were basketball players — Renee set scoring records at LaSalle, as she currently second all-time in goals scored (40), third all-time in points (101), and seventh in assists (21). She helped lead the team to three NCAA Tournaments. After graduating from LaSalle, she briefly played professionally before coaching at Lehigh University.

Now, she has made the transition into broadcasting, working as a reporter, anchor, and color commentator for the Ivy League Network. She is the epitome of hustle, and she joins us this week to talk about the transition over to broadcast as well as her life in soccer and why, in the end, it wasn’t for her.

Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 57: Renee Washington

JSC Radio Ep. 55: Eat A W


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What Up Doe, people! We’ve reached another landmark — Episode 55 (FIDDY-FIVE!) — and this one is once again dedicated to my alma mater, Michigan State University

Spartan Football has had a roller coaster ride the last two years to say the least. As we discussed back in Episode 40, the school as a whole has been through the ringer with issues — a number of which of their own doing — and it was compounded by the football team hitting rock bottom last year after having the program’s best season since 1966. The off-season saw five starters booted from the team due to legal issues and personality conflicts and they were gleefully written off by everyone — particularly in Detroit — as no longer relevant.

Well, the boys are back, and on a redemption tour that is on the verge of epic. MSU Quarterback Brian Lewerke is even out here talking a little spicy:

We discuss MSU Football, plus a litany of other fun stuff this week on the People’s Podcast.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops every week — usually on Thursday or Friday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 55: Eat A W

JSC Radio Ep. 53: Doing It For TV


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Greetings and Salutations people! 

Those of you who follow me already know the news: #JSCTV is now a Thing! 

Well, on Ep. 53 of The People’s Podcast, I talk all about what went into the creation of Jay Scott Confidential, what it means going forward and what to expect as we head into 2018.

Plus, the World Series is already Bananas!

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops every week — usually on Thursday or Friday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 53: Doing It For TV

JSC Radio Ep. 49: Staff Infection


DETROIT (JSC) —  What’s good people! After the first ever #RetroReview took us on a trip down memory lane, we return to 2017 to another familiar scourge: The Detroit Lions. Yep. It’s that time of year again.

Followers of this show know that I have a love/hate relationship with this team. Including three different episodes last year where I laid out why I continue to watch them, apologized (sort of) after they shockingly won 9 of their first 13, then buried them when they did what the Lions do — embarrassingly lost their final three games then got bodied in Seattle in the playoffs. At the helm of this band of misfits is Matthew Stafford. The alleged “Greatest Quarterback in Lions History” despite never actually having won anything.

Well, the Lions made a guy with a career losing record — including 0-3 in the postseason and 5-46 against Winning Teams — the HIGHEST PAID PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. You knew I was going to lose it. So here’s Episode 49.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudApple PodcastsStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops every week — usually on Thursday or Friday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 49: Staff Infection

JSC Radio Ep. 45: Cult of Personality


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up everybody. After a couple of weeks off for a well earned vacation, the People’s Podcast is back and so is the rage. We rediscovered that R. Kelly is a garbage human, and Michael Vick is still not very bright. For the 45th Episode of JSC Radio, I got off on Kelly and Vick, plus I dig into the archives for some goodness from…Feel The Hunger Radio.

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

A New Episode drops — usually, but not always — every Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 45: Cult of Personality

JSC Words of Wisdom #4: Patience is a Virtue


Good Friday morning, Everyone! It’s time, once again, for the JSC Words of Wisdom, a.k.a. #JSCWOW. Reminder, This will drop every Friday morning, more often than not, at 6:00 am Eastern Time. Feel free to share this on your favorite social media outlet with the hashtag — #JSCWOW.

For this week’s Edition, let’s take a moment to reflect on where you are now. Looking ahead is fine, but don’t let the next thing keep you from getting to the next thing: Patience is a Virtue. Continue reading JSC Words of Wisdom #4: Patience is a Virtue