As most of you know by now, Across the Airwaves founder, host, and executive producer Dan Schmidt recently passed away. Dan originally started ATA as a college blog covering his favorite TV shows such as Smallville, Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural, V, and more; and through collaboration with co-founder Nico Reifsteck they started the podcast we know today as Across the Airwaves, along with all the other shows such as DC Nation, Marvelverse, and ThronesCast.
In tribute to our friend, Nico and Michael J. Petty put together this special memorial episode to Dan where listeners, friends, and family called in and briefly answered three questions:
- How did you meet Dan and what was your relationship with him?
- How did Dan inspire you?
- What is your favorite memory with/about Dan?
This podcast is filled with Dan’s family, friends, and even our long-time podcast listeners who all just called in to talk about Dan. Throughout the show, Nico and Michael comment on the memories and relationships that these people shared and even share their own stories on how they met Dan and other fun memories from behind-the-scenes, things our normal podcast listeners would not know. Our fellow ATA podcast hosts and team members Nicki, Woo, Steve, Mark, Josh, and James join in on this episode as well as they each share their own personal stories of their time with Dan both through the podcast and in every-day life.
We would like to thank the Schmidt Family, the Association of Horizon, Dan’s friends, and all our listeners for being so supportive of Across the Airwaves over the years and continuing your support as we continue on into this Fall 2016 TV Season. We are very grateful for all of you and we know that Dan was too.