Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

Posted on Jan 03 2014

Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan

It’s another year which means we’ve come upon 91.8 The Fan and Brie’s birthday. It’s both thrilling and somewhat heartwarming to know that the radio station we all love today has existed since January 3rd, 2010.

For a good deal of you that means four years of support, irreplaceable experiences, and a lot of time spent listening to the radio. However, for others it’s a chance to become apart of a community of like-minded individuals that tend to love one another. From the stand-point of someone who has been here since the beginning, there’s a feeling that’s indescribable to know so many fans keep coming back and enjoy what we produce on a twenty-four hour basis. I don’t think any of the staff expected how the site has changed and molded us not as workers, but just as people.

My biggest experiences deal with conversing with people I had never thought I’d get to talk to. It has also given me skills to redefine my career in ways I wasn’t sure was possible. It’s also given me a family. Not just friends that I can laugh with and share my worries, but relationships that have made a deeper impression on me then I usually care to admit. Holidays and other major events feel more fulfilling with my crew of minions. I constantly think, that despite distance and other hurdles, if I’ve ever thanked any of them enough for listening to me cry, rage, or laugh. So if I haven’t, bogged down by work or the awkwardness, I’d like my entire staff to realize how grateful I really am.

But let’s face it, you’ve heard it a thousand times, but let’s say it a thousand more, “Without the Fanatics we wouldn’t be here today.” Our staff only has so much of an ego to work on before it stutters out and no one is there to tell us they’ve enjoyed our hard work. Not only have some of you listened and commented, but others have actually thrown money at your screen that’s magically reached us. It’s extremely amazing to think that there’s enough people who like what we do to visit daily, find us at conventions, or even seek out our autographs. The fans are a driving force behind the site and all of you have allowed many of us to discover something we truly enjoy. For that, I thank you.

For this year, I’d like to hear from these very people how 91.8 The Fan has affected them and what we can do to continue to be the best we can. If you have a story to share, thanks to give, or even a suggestion to make then feel free to comment below.

Jackie “Kanashimi” Florian

P.S. We went old-school this year and went with a Pokemon tournament (like our first birthday!), but we expect several other give-aways this month and next as well!

P.S.S. If you like “BIRTHDAYCAKE” you can use that coupon for 15% off in our store for a week!

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  • Elk January 4, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    As one of the people who was here from the start, I have to say it’s been and continues to be an awesome ride. I’ve met (not in real life yet, but this year that changes! Conventions, here I come!) a bunch of awesome people, and been a part of a lot of cool things. I can’t wait to see what this year (and the next, and the next, etc) have to bring, and I look forward to all of us just getting better and better.
    feel like I could go on and mirror a lot of Kana’s statements about how much of an awesome group of people the people I work with are, but I’ll let her words speak for themselves and just say that they’re all true.

  • Power Surge January 4, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Well aside from the small tinge of jealousy that i get from knowing that The Fan almost steals the thunder away from my birthday (it’s on the 5th), I’ve gotta say that I’ve had a great half-year so far working with everyone! I’ve always had fun writing about things that interest me and attending cons as press in my last writing job, so the opportunity to continue that here has been a lot of fun. Getting to continue meeting my favorite voice actors and industry guests is always going to feel like a blessing to me.

    I also feel really grateful for the new bunch of friends I’ve made here who I can now play on Steam with. Not a lot really tops the feeling of being excited about video games and anime with other people.

    I can’t wait to see what 2014 is gonna bring to all of us here at The Fan!

  • Kayarath January 4, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Let’s make this the best year ever! May Brie be on every huggy pillow and the station stream on every smart phone!

  • Siege January 4, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    It’s been a blast, guys. Here’s to many more years of 91.8 The Fan!

  • Shidohari January 4, 2014 at 4:56 AM

    This wasn’t the first Jpop, anime, kpop station that I had listened to. I actually was listening to a competitor that I found out later when I started listening here wasn’t doing everything by the book as this station does. This station has way more variety and since starting to listen here and chatting in the IRC I have met (and tormented sorry guys) many different cool staff, moderators, and djs. I wish I had found this station sooner to be honest. I will occasionally sneak in a time at work to tune into the stream as well.

    Keep up the good work and here’s to many more years of awesome.

  • MidnightDevont January 4, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    I heard of the site through Bobby who was a DJ here before me and a good friend of mine for a while. I haven’t gotten to DJ as much as I’d like too, a lot keeps happening in my life. It’s a lot of fun to talk with other fans in the IRC, it’s always a blast. To all of our listens, Kana, Brie, the rest of the amazing staff we have here at 91.8TheFan. Happy Birthday, to many more happy years.

  • Bobby Henshin January 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    I do have to say i mad alot of new friends coming here and ill never forget anyone here. even though i have horrible memory ^^;. thanks for a great 2 years 91.8 The Fan. And to your our Listenrs.

  • christmas4477 January 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    It’s hard to imagine it’s been 4 years already. I found it by accident thanks to Kyle Hebert and most of the great things that happened to me over the past few years have been a result of me being here. I’ve been able to talk to many of my voice over idols and go to conventions that I wouldn’t under normal means. I’ve been introduced to new games and series that I’m really glad I got to see. Most recently, I’ve started a relationship with Michele Knotz who I wouldn’t have even had the chance to meet if it weren’t for The Fan. I look forward to another 4 years and many more with the website as long as there’s something for me to do

  • MakiMaki January 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    I’m late to the party as always. Happy B-day 91.8 The Fan! Let’s make 2014 the best year ever!

  • Zero Gravity January 7, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    I can’t believe it’s been 3 years already…. feels like yesterday I just joined

  • eeveegirl January 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    happy birthday guys! been listening to this site since i found it and i love it.

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