On the SomaFM DEF CON Radio

Since the radio station KWCR stopped broadcasting in 2016, Nerd Show has been almost exclusively a pre-recorded session, where I collect music, play and comment in real time while recording, then upload it to the Mixcloud service. This isn’t ideal, but it does allow Nerd Show to carry on in a capacity that allows for a legal stream with a good amount of flexibility.

However, the relationship that we have with the fine folks at SomaFM changed this. During the DEF CON 28 and 29 conferences in 2020 and 2021, all of the DJs participated in the virtual an hybrid conferences remotely. After the really good experiences we had with this, I suggested to Rusty that maybe I could do a live show utilizing the same tools and methods to present Nerd Show live to an audience once more.

Rusty loved the idea and we found the perfect time slot for it. Since 2003, Nerd Show has traditionally been a Thursday night broadcast, and in those first years it ran from 21:00 to midnight. This lines up for the current show hours, at least in the Mountain time zone where I reside. It’s like it was meant to happen again.

So, listen in to Nerd Show on the DEF CON Radio channel at SomaFM, Thursday nights at 8PM PT / 11PM ET.