The FNS says TTFN, TTYL MFers!
(Or, for the acronym-impaired, The Friday Night Show says Ta-Ta For Now… you can figure out the rest.)
You know what a lot of folks who have never tried it don’t understand? Entertaining people is hard. It is. It’s tough. And entertaining people when you have a stressful, full-time job, as well as a family to take care of? It’s kinda nuts. And Ricko is pretty nuts… but there comes a point when even a cyber-monkey overlord needs to change things up.
Ricko has been running The Base for over three years now, and it takes more effort behind the scenes to keep this crazy little internet radio station going than you might imagine. In addition to everything that being the head Monkey Manager entails, he’s been hosting The Friday Night Show, and three years of laughing like a crazed hyena has finally broken his brain.
Okay, maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, but here’s the TLDR version for you folks: The Friday Night Show is, for now at least, going away. If anyone out there has ever started a passion project only to have their passion for it slowly fade to the point where they’re putting more into it than they’re getting out it, they’ll understand exactly where Ricko is right now. He’s not allowed to hand over the reigns to The Base to anyone else (we won’t take them) but he needs a change. He needs to step back, refocus, and do something else with his Friday nights for once. And you know what? As much fun as we have with The Friday Night Show, that’s totally cool by us.
Will The Friday Night Show ever be back? Sure. Maybe. Probably. Who knows? If one day Ricko wakes up and says to himself, “Hey self, that stupid show we used to do on Friday nights was pretty fun, let’s do it again” then guess what? We will. Until then, the status of the return of the FNS can most eloquently be summed up as follows: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So for now we just want to say thanks. Thanks to Ricko for helming this crazy thing, and thanks to everybody who’s ever tuned in on a Friday night to watch us make fools of ourselves. Thanks to Zhane (that’s me!), Trendane, Clifford, Phizzer, TSO, Erris, and everyone I’m forgetting to mention that helped to make our Friday nights a little more fun.
Just to be perfectly clear, there’s no drama here. The Base is fine, Ricko is fine, everything’s fine - it’s just time for something different. No one’s going anywhere, except the show itself. Maybe something else will crop up and take The Friday Night Show’s timeslot, and maybe it’ll even be good (though, knowing us, probably not.) Even if that happens, though, nothing can ever truly replace The Friday Night Show.
Thanks for all the laughs. All the Star Citizen. All the music. And even all the jellybeans.
Talk to you later, motherfuckers.
- Zhane and the rest of the FNS crew
Tune in tonight at 7.pm. Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/thebaseradio