About the Forever Fresno Show

Hello and welcome to the very first, the inaugural episode of the Forever Fresno show. As you just heard my name is Jason Matthews. I am your host for this show. I am excited you are here and I am excited to be starting this show Now this is the very first episode but we're going to call it the About episode. this episode is going to be left up indefinitely unless something changes so that you can go back to it and refer to it and get an idea of what the show is about, how you can get involved, and other pertinent information.

So let's start off with a little bit about me. I am a Fresno native I was born and raised in Fresno like many of you out there listening right now, however, I do not currently live in Fresno. Now I visit Fresno on a regular basis. I live fairly close to Fresno. But the one of the reasons that I started the show is because I have a lot of nostalgia and good memories about Fresno. I still care about Fresno because I still have family in Fresno. And I'm sure that is the same for many of you listening coast to coast, worldwide who either grew up in Fresno or live in Fresno at some point. And maybe some of you listening actually are planning to move to Fresno or even visit Fresno. And that's one of the reasons why you're listening to the show. So this show is not only for people currently living in Fresno, but it is for everyone, the entire community of Fresno worldwide. And probably just like you, I greatly care about Fresno. So in a way, selfishly, this is my way of getting a sneak peek into Fresno; what's going on, what's important, why Fresno matters, and I'm very excited, and I hope you are too, because there is no other show show like this show is going to be. Our tagline here is News, Insight and Entertainment to the Fresno community. And I want you, someone who cares about Fresno, to get involved in this show. And I'm going to, in just a few minutes, tell you exactly how you can do just that. And we're not going to take ourselves too seriously on this show. As you just heard entertainment is part of our tagline. 

Now I'm going to have a couple of co-hosts presently living in Fresno joining me by Google Hangouts. So it's amazing what we can do with technology these days. We can form a panel together of being in different places and talking about the same subject, which is Fresno in this case. And our first co-host is Sergeant Dickson. And he actually just moved to Fresno and he is insists that I call him Sergeant. And the reason why is because, he is a a retired Correctional Officer from the state of Georgia. And he retired recently. And he just moved to Fresno. So I think it's important. And one of the reasons why I brought him on as a co-host is, he has a very unique perspective coming from the south and the state of Georgia, moving and retiring in Fresno. So you will be getting his perspective on everything that is Fresno. And then our second co-host is JT. And he's going to be going to Tioga Middle School coming up in the fall. So he's going to have a unique perspective from a young person growing up in Fresno in this day in age. 

So in addition to the co-hosts, and myself as the main host of the program, we are going to have man on the street interviews. We are going to have call ins. So if you also want to get involved, stay tuned, and I'm going to tell you exactly how you'll be able to do just that in just a minute.  

So the format of the show will be weekly. So I'll be releasing episodes weekly, pending any type of unforeseen circumstance. And they will be focusing on some news of the week, which could be anything that you see in the local headlines of Fresno. And then insight on that news from our co-hosts and myself. And you also can participate in the program. I will likely also have call in guests which will also comment on the news of the day, and other issues going on in Fresno. And again, we do not take ourselves too seriously. This is also entertainment. So I you will laugh here and there. 

Now this is a community show that means I want you to be involved. The best way for you to find out how to do that is to go over to foreverfresno.com and click on the support tab at the top of the page. Then scroll down to the patreon link. When you click on the patreon page, it'll give you detailed, in-depth information on how you can participate in the show.

 Also, if you are a local Fresno business owner, I support you. I want you to also participate in the show. So go ahead and go through the same procedure. There's also further information over there. If you want to get the word out about your local Fresno Business, there are ways for you to also do so, and you're going to be reaching a worldwide audience of people who care about the community of Fresno; people who actually live in Fresno right now, or people who regularly visit Fresno, such as myself, and people who made be tuning in to learn about Fresno, and who are planning a trip or planning to move to Fresno.

Also I hope all of you will join us over on social media. The best way to find out how to get to our social media links, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube is to go over to that same link at foreverfresno.com, click on the support tab, scroll down to YouTube, click on that YouTube link.  And then when you get to the YouTube channel, there will be links at the top of that YouTube channel page for Twitter, Facebook, and others. Once you get over to one of our social media pages, I hope you will post comments, photos, stories, memories. Post anything you want to be heard about Fresno, and your experience in Fresno. 

Now there are a few ways you can listen to the podcast each and every week when it's released. You can personally go over to YouTube, click on that link on the support tab over on foreverfresno.com like I just talked about, and subscribe, and like our videos. That would be greatly appreciated and that helps us get the word out so other people can discover the show. You can also find us over on iTunes. So go over to iTunes. And that way you can listen while you're driving, while you're doing yard work, while you're doing chores. Whatever you're doing, you can listen to the audio at your leisure. On your smartphone, or however you listen to other audio, including where the actual podcast audio is originally hosted, over on the podbean website. And then of course, share this over on Facebook, your Facebook timeline. It will be greatly appreciated. That way others can access the program, and know about it. And also by word-of-mouth with your family, friends, and coworkers. 

I want to get as many people involved in this discussion in the show as possible. And I want to hear from you. If you have any comments, tips, or suggestions, go and email me at foreverfresnoshow@gmail.com. That is, foreverfresnoshow@gmail.com. But I will be posting everything and all information over on the main website foreverfresno.com, if you have any further questions.

I want to thank you very much for listening. I'm very excited and I hope you are also. I'll see you in the next episode.