Announcement by Rob Roberts

Internet's Longest Running Weekly Video Game Program to Celebrate 10 Years of Broadcasting

Internet's Longest Running Weekly Video Game Program to Celebrate 10 Years of Broadcasting

Internet's Longest Running Weekly Video Game Program to Celebrate 10 Years of Broadcasting: 

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - Orange Lounge Radio, the internet's longest running weekly video game program, will celebrate 10 years of broadcasting on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. 

Launched with Episode 1 on June 23rd, 2002, Orange Lounge Radio was formed by three avid gamers who all met each other at a local arcade playing Konami's Dance Dance Revolution. The three hosts of Orange Lounge Radio are Rob Roberts, Jamie Summers, and "LOKI". Orange Lounge Radio, often called "OLR" for short, was originally founded to discuss the culture surrounding music based video games, and the community, tournaments, and live events that came of it.


Throughout its history as a music-game focused show, Orange Lounge Radio broadcast live from music game tournaments in Sacramento as well as San Francisco's famed Pier 39. During this tenure, OLR not only interviewed several of the music makers from the games they discussed, but the show was nominated for several "Best of Live365" awards. 

When the podcasting technology was growing in late 2004 / early 2005, Orange Lounge Radio decided to launch a podcast called the Orange Lounge Radio: To Go edition, which became a discussion forum on general console and PC gaming topics. Orange Lounge Radio: To Go won the very first Podcast Award for Best Gaming Podcast in 2005. The popularity of podcasting rose when iTunes supported podcasting in June 2005, and the music game community declined before the release of games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Due to this, Orange Lounge Radio merged the live show and podcast together with Episode #170 of Orange Lounge Radio in January of 2006. 

This new Orange Lounge Radio focused on letting every gamer have a voice on the current happenings in the video game industry, pioneering such technologies as taking live skype calls on air, as well as listener e-mails and live chatroom.


Orange Lounge Radio LIVE continued broadcasting on the Live365 network until 2008, when Orange Lounge Radio joined the All Games Radio network. Orange Lounge Radio continued on the All Games Radio network until April 2012 when Orange Lounge Radio co-founded a new network called the Voice Of Geeks Network or VOG Network. 

Episode #462 of Orange Lounge Radio will tape LIVE on June 24th, 2012 at the VOG Network. Special guests and listeners from the 10 year history of the show will join Rob, Jamie and LOKI live in studio as well as via Skype. Clips from the show's large history will be re-broadcast, and fans of the show are encouraged to leave messages for possible re-broadcast all week long via OLR's "Skypeline".


"We hope all of our listeners from the past 10 years will stop in to say hello this weekend" says Rob Roberts, one of the hosts of the show. "This achievement would not be possible without the interaction and support our live and podcast listeners have given us over the past 461 episodes." 

Episode 462 of Orange Lounge Radio, OLR's 10th Anniversary Special, can be heard live on Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at 6PM Pacific / 9PM Eastern at the Voice of Geeks Network. A special one-time VOG Network "Loot" reward will be available to those registered with VOG Network who "check-in" to the show live. The episode will be available via podcast shortly after the show concludes at http://www.orangeloungeradio.com 

Orange Lounge Radio - http://www.orangeloungeradio.com 
Voice of Geeks (VOG) Network - http://vognetwork.com
Rob Roberts, AKA Skie, is one of the co-hosts of Orange Lounge Radio here on the VOG Network. You can follow him on Twitter at @skie

Announcement by - 6/18/2012 5:57 PM1808 views

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TigerClaw
TigerClaw
6/18/2012 7:00 PM

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I been listening to OLR for many years. Here's hoping for 10 more.
DarkTetsuya
DarkTetsuya
6/18/2012 7:10 PM

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Been there since day 1! (adimttedly it has more to do with the fact I met the three of them through DDR, but even after the fact I just managed to stick around for the rest of the time... )

I guarantee you guys the 'part b' stuff is going to be EPIC. So tune in!
Auspher
Auspher
6/20/2012 12:40 PM

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OLR has and will always be a huge part of my life. I have grown up listening to this show and it has helped me through some rough patches, and even just through tiring days filled with work.

Having a gay host on the show that even went so far as to console a gamer that emailed in with concerns on coming out had a big impact on me, as I myself am a gay gamer that has yet to come out to his parents. It's just...comforting to know there are others out there in my position.

OLR is pretty much a family that I want to stick around for as long as possible.
PodCulture
PodCulture
6/18/2012 6:09 PM

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OLR has been a HUGE influence on our show! Without them...we def would not be the show we are.
act_deft
act_deft
6/18/2012 6:51 PM

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I've been with OLR for around half of it's lifetime. It's pretty much part of my life.

Can't say I've been there for every episode like others have (especially since the beginning) but I really don't know what I would be doing with my Sunday nights if it weren't for OLR.

And of course, they gave me the opportunity to be part of OLR, more than only being "just a listener", writing articles for them. I really thank them for that.

They have inspired many of us to do our thing and to do what we love and to believe in that. Keep strong OLR and here's to 10 years more.
JessicaHarper
JessicaHarper
6/18/2012 7:42 PM

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Eh, it's ok.

:P :D
Zeether
Zeether
6/18/2012 7:42 PM

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I just started listening to OLR last year, but it's definitely one of my favorite podcasts.
TravisDonovan
TravisDonovan
6/18/2012 8:05 PM

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Hmmmm.... What could I possibly be planning inside my Secret Volcano Lair to mark this occasion???
OrangeRight
OrangeRight
6/18/2012 11:03 PM

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Congratulations on 10 years! I've listened to OLR for a long time, and I'm glad it's still going after all these years.
PodCulture
PodCulture
6/24/2012 5:07 PM

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Auspher...grown up listening to OLR??? Damn I'm old!
Auspher
Auspher
6/24/2012 5:27 PM

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Haha, nah, you just have more experience. ;)
CloverNikon
CloverNikon
6/19/2012 12:12 AM

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Absolutely love OLR. Been listening to you guys for a great many years. Mostly via podcast but as of episode 460 I have been listening live and joining in the live chat room. I would love to contribute where I can and as often as my free time allows.
Will do everything in my power to join the live show when I can while at work.
Keep up the great show.
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