Please bear with me, I know this is a lengthy post.
Since I’ve noticed it’s been a few weeks since I last posted a show, I figured it was time I gave everyone an update on things going on behind the scenes here at St. Clair Shores Radio.
First off, I am proud to announce that I have decided to setup and launch my own production company.
As of today, I have filled out the necessary paperwork, and have sent it off to the State of Michigan for approval. Once everything is approved by the State, I should be up and running.
By starting up my own company and going legit with it, I will have my own registered name with the state, and I will also be receiving all of the tax benefits that are associated with owning my own business.
I should note, that while I have picked out a name that I hope to use as a company name, I haven’t been awarded use of that name by the state yet, so therefore I am choosing not to release that new company name publicly, until I am more that sure I have the rights to it.
Some people might already know or have an idea of what I am planning to use as my company name. If I have spoken with you personally, or if someone has already tipped you off as to what that name could be, I am asking you to please keep it to yourself until I officially make an announcement on this website, or on my official blog which can be found at www.erikanderson.tv.
You might be asking yourself, why am I making such a big deal over the name? Well, personally I am pretty sure I could start using it, however I don’t want to do that only to find out that someone else truly owns it. I would like to wait until I have official clearance from the State before I begin using it.
So, how does this affect St. Clair Shores Radio, why am I taking a hiatus from the show, and when can you expect a new episode of St. Clair Shores Radio.
My main reason for the hiatus is concerns over copyrights, and how it applies to my show.
If you have ever listened to a full episode of St. Clair Shores Radio, you’ve most likely noticed towards the end of the show I usually have some kind of a copyright notice referring to a company. (Previously Big E Entertainment). I have since found out that Big E Entertainment is currently being used in another State outside of Michigan, so I have decided I will no longer be using that name to represent my shows. Once my new company name is registered with the State I will begin to use that one in place of Big E Entertainment. But, as I stated earlier I can’t use the new name until the State approves it.
I want to make sure that the correct copyright info is being relayed during the shows, I don’t want to end up giving out the wrong info and then end up having someone else owning the rights to my shows because I made a mistake in giving out the wrong info.
If all goes to plan, this hiatus should only last a week or two. I’ve been told it will take only 3 to 4 days for my paperwork to reach the state. I know for a fact my papers were sent out today (Friday). However, after the State receives my paperwork, I have no idea how long it will take them to process them. I can only hope that it’s not long so that I can get confirmation of my new company name and get back to doing what I do best, making new shows for you the listeners. I would like to personally thank you, the listeners for your patience during this process. I am quite excited about this new company, and the unlimited possibilities that come with owning it.
As a way of saying thanks, I will be doing some tweaking to the format of St. Clair Shores Radio, to improve the content and quality of the shows. You should notice some of these changes once I begin to create new shows.
If you have some comments you would like to share with me on what you would like to see happen with the show. I am always open to new suggestions as well as constructive criticism about the show.
Thanks again for your patience, I hope to be back on the air as soon as possible.
Executive Producer and Host
St. Clair Shores Radio