Earlier this year I remember there being talk of an ASMR radio or multimedia project, which stemmed off of conversation revolving around the idea for an ASMR podcast, which Ryan expressed some interest in working on. I covered this on the blog a while back.
It’s been quiet for some time, but just last week a new Facebook group was created specifically for ASMR Radio, and the official website was unveiled, too. It turns out that Whispering Weaver, an ASMR community member, has been working on all this in secret for some time. Whispering Weaver also has his own YouTube channel dedicated to ASMR triggering/whisper videos.
Slowly more and more people are joining the Facebook group, which is open to the public, and more people are also registering over at the official site which has a forum among other areas to explore. So far there are hosts who have decided to collaborate and contribute to the live broadcasts – in fact anyone can submit material they’ve created and it may well appear live on air. The first official broadcast will coincide with the newly created International ASMR day, which falls on the 9th of April, 2012. So make sure to tune in if you can. I’m sure an mp3 download will be made available for those who miss the show.
An mp3 demonstration of what to expect was actually uploaded recently. This recording was provided by Whispering Willow. Have a listen!
The topic of funding was the one major concern that was brought up when the subject of a radio broadcast was first mentioned. ASMR Radio is paid for by the hosts, out of their own pockets, but the project is also sponsored by advertisers, and does accept donations from listeners, and those otherwise interested. All the funds collected will go in to keeping the project running.
This is all so sudden and exciting, and will really garner a lot more interest in ASMR from the public. Thanks to Whispering Weaver for setting this up and to the hosts and everyone else who has or will contribute to ASMR Radio!