My portfolio of work with this hobby of mine…
BCOP-TV Copenhagen 2014-2019 (and 2021 to present)
I decided to do newsgathering with Minifigures as far back as 2014. I did creative work too. I was not full time but barely per diem when the station needed me.
BCOP-TV was going through major change in it’s identity, after a year of clunky, and uncharacteristic branding. In late 2014, BCOP-TV started using it’s calls and branded BCOP 6 – Standing for Copenhagen, based loosely after KHOU-TV in Houston, as it’s Belo Corp days were gone. The idea was to revere-engineer it’s super-sexy graphics and the Belo spirit to Copenhagen.
What I did was hobbled packages when I could. I spent less than 10 hours a week acting as a freelancer – there was a lot of “work” to simulate live off air in an environment I had no equipment to do so.
Presently, I am the Associate Producer to Special Projects & Creative Services where I produce news stories of higher depth of issues and promote the crap via the CSD. This includes local debates, Thanksgiving Parades, Christmas events and a special serial reports on masculinity currently titled: Tuned Out: Are Capital Region Men OK?
BCOP Newsradio (2017 – Present)
I am sometimes heard by ABS figurines, and have done a number of fill-in roles from that time to present. This was around the time I would attend my first NAB Show and had a natural interest in producing and being a talent. The workflow was cheap and often unreliable. I used a webcam, an older version of OBS and a Radio Shack/”Realistic” brand mixer and a cheap mic.
My first broadcast was in March of 2017, after building a newsroom computer system, that wasn’t even close to iNews quality, and an audio workflow that was bad. The first day technical problems flew left and right… and in fact a man named Sean Spicer helped save my shift, when he had a White House Presser around noon Eastern Time. For those 20 minutes; I was able to regather the rundown.
Since then significant improvements to the system I built in my media room at home has made all productions much smoother than when I started from scratch in 2014.
Digital One News (DNO) – 2020
After disagreements with BCOP Management – I was fired for a tweet, I went to help build a Lego studio and a news operation, built for and solely for streaming. Digital One News, was based on the primary DSL Internet service by Old World Communications, a half-baked Bell Operating company in the minifig world. Like Verizon’s Fios News 1, DNO was basically streaming only. DNO was also introduced in the metro region of Miniland, 100 miles south. Also, DNO was rolled to other Minfiig parts of the world.
DNO Launched on September 1st, 2020 in the midst of COVID 19.
Presently I am a producer for The Bob Hopeless Show, a Saturday talk and call in show on the network.
BCOP Newsradio – 2021 – present
The radio side allowed me to do an overnight shift on the Daylight Saving Morning of March; and tentatively use my journalistic curiosity to do a tech show called Tech Beat on Saturday afternoons with no more interest in technology either in IT or high tech per se, the program was a call in. Later on in fall of 2021, BRCK Miniland took the show. By early winter, the show got shifted to nights because of hockey games pre empting the show. I found out Tech Beat was canceled by reading the Copenhagen Courier. January 8th, 2022 was the last show.
I took a position to be a evening anchor that would make me do 10 hours a week doing weeknight news. My start date was supposed to start on the night of the leak of Roe v Wade, which would’ve been a disaster because I struggle with breaking news especially wall to wall in radio.
B21MK-TV Copenhagen/Merrimack – late 2022
Capital Region Media, the owners of BCOP-TV decided to grow it’s business into the real world, having fictional figurines cover real-world events. The license is in the Minifig world, but the studios is in the community of where your humble minifig newsie lives. The station’s news operations is scheduled for a “fall launch” upon approval of the Minifig Communications Commission, this similar to a license being in a foreign country; and the studios in another, think of XETV in San Diego, and CKLW in Detroit (license is in the other country, and the studios are domestic.)
The call sign is again fictitious and intended for a clear boundary the difference. It will be a part time news operation, airing news on weekends, while the rest of the week it will air straight up BCOP-TV feeds except for primetime.
The only intention is to stream and publish original sourced New Hampshire News; without rip and read, and to make WMUR-TV jealous and the NBCU cluster, with licenses in said town (Telemundo) and Nashua for the NBC O&O.
The First Amendment is not regarded by state authorities and it’s very covert about their anti First Amendment views. Allow the fictional media to let the real-life state know they are part of the United States, and we will show it to them with a harda-s approach to local media, something WMUR-TV pretends, and WBIN couldn’t do because of the corporate wh0re of Bill Binnie.