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Not Even Alpha Waves Radio Is Perfect

Special show Thursday will highlight some of the program’s not-so-bright moments

In April 2008, Michael Hinman signed on to BlogTalkRadio ready to welcome Darren Sumner from GateWorld onto what was then called SyFy Radio, only to find out Sumner wouldn’t be there.

The phone lines went down, and BlogTalkRadio suggested to hosts that night to reschedule their shows. Hinman, however, had already started his, and vowed to not disappoint his listeners. So he stayed on the air — without a break — for 90 minutes, filling time with whatever came to mind, including some insight on “Battlestar Galactica” from author Peter David.

The one-man show will join a number of other infamous moments in Alpha Waves Radio history with a special show airing Sept. 9 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio.

“We had a tough week coming up with the Labor Day weekend and all, so I knew that in order to run a show this week, we would have to dig into our bag and create a clip show,” said Hinman, who now hosts the show as a podcast. “But I didn’t want just any old clip show. I wanted a theme — and the biggest screwups of all time seemed like a perfect fit.”

The special will feature moments when microphones stopped working, when the Internet didn’t cooperate, and even a couple of rants Hinman went on against people like end-of-world author Jaysen Rand and “Star Trek” legend William Shatner.

The show also will highlight some of Hinman’s appearances on other podcasts and radio shows in recent years including the GateWorld podcast as well as Slice of Sci-Fi.

As an added bonus, a never-before-heard interview Hinman conducted with “Stargate: Universe” actor David Blue on the red carpet of the Entertainment Weekly/Syfy party at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, also will be shared — especially since it has a lot to do with who Blue shares some of his love of Star Trek with — none other than co-star Brian J. Smith.

The two-hour special will begin its live stream beginning at 8 p.m. ET at Other featured guests in the clip show include Brent Spiner from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

For those who can’t make it to the live stream, visit the main site after 10 p.m. ET to hear the show in its entirety for free. iTunes users need only to visit the iTunes Store and search for Alpha Waves Radio, then subscribe right there for free, which means instant updates to your iPod whenever a new Alpha Waves Radio show is released.

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