Becoming A Show
That’s What’s Up! (hereon referenced as TWU!) was created in January 2019 by two college students with hopes of advancing their career in radio. To try and give back to their community, they based the podcast off promoting the finger lakes region by having local guests only. As Isaac coined the name “the Big Homie”, and Johnny as “G.R.”, TWU’s first season started production.
By the release of it’s first episode on April 2nd, TWU! had 10 episodes recorded, and only 2 of them had no scheduled guests. As fans continued pouring support of the show to Johnny and Isaac, they decided to take it as far as they can get it. By the end of April, TWU! was selling T-shirts in 2 stores, and online where fans could support the show, their favorite local business *and* see what’s been going on behind the scenes.
Towards the end of Season 1, TWU! had already been heard in 20 states in the US, and over 6 countries, including Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. TWU! was no longer just the Podcast for the Finger Lakes. In preparing for Season 2, Isaac and Johnny were receiving requests from people that wanted to be on the show, ranging all different ages and locations.
To keep up with the hype surrounding TWU!, Johnny and Isaac are now making improvements to Season 2, and plan to return mid July with a brand new season, and brand new guests.