London, 27th February 2007: One Life Left, Europe's only FM-broadcast videogame show, has a new website. Big wow, we know. But it also has an amazingly altruistic reason for you to go and visit.
www.onelifeleft.com <http://www.onelifeleft.com> allows visitors to subscribe to the critically acclaimed One Life Left podcast, download the latest show as an MP3 or browse the OLL archives and listen to feature clips from dozens of different contributors.
But there's also a charity section where the One Life Left team are auctioning off gaming items for charity. Why? Because Resonance FM is publicly funded and advert-free, relying on donations from listeners to keep broadcasting. And what's an auction? It's a donation with a prize.
"Over the next few weeks we're going to be adding a new game-related gift a day, and auctioning a whole lot of awesome," said presenter Ste Curran. "You think the gaming things that we give away on the show are good? Whatever. We've got stuff from Nintendo, Sega, the World of Warcraft kids with much, much more to follow. Indeed, at ge moment, donating to charity could be the best way of getting a Wii, so it's doubly brilliant."
"Indeed," continued presenter Robert Howells. "These sought-after gifts have been given to us by our industry friends, and their inherent value can only be increased by the knowledge that the more money you bid for them, the more money you're giving to charity. And at the end of it all you get a brilliant present, which makes this the best kind of charity: charity fuelled by selfishness."
"I just read the news," concluded newsreader Ann "Scoops" Scantlebury.
Just under an hour long and packed full of light-hearted, accessible gaming features and commentary, One Life Left is broadcast live on Mondays at 8PM across London on 104.4FM. The following day it's bundled up as a podcast and made easily available from iTunes, RSS, and a host of other things that the 'Life Left presenters don't really understand. The onelifeleft.com site provides a straightforward one-stop hub for all OLL activity; it's so simple, even Scantlebury understands it.
"But mostly to listen to my bits of the show again," she added.
Rob, Ste and Ann are always available for interview or comment. They wonder if you are too, because One Life Left is an open, inclusive show that's always looking for contributors and guests. Listen at www.onelifeleft.com <http://www.onelifeleft.com>, or live on Resonance FM on Monday evenings at 8PM. See you!
About One Life Left:
Commissioned by London's award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left began its second season in January 2007 in a new prime-time evening slot, and has grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings to become one of the station's most valued shows.
A sweet blend of light-hearted discussion, music, interviews and ridiculous features, One Life Left is unique in gaming and in radio. Guests and contributors include industry legends past and present, many of whom continue to contribute regular features to the show under assumed names. OLL has broadcast from the Develop Conference and Edinburgh Festival, as well as covering a variety of events national and international, and have many exciting secret plans for 2007.
About Resonance 104.4 FM:
Resonance 104.4 fm <http://www.resonancefm.com> is London's first radio art station, brought to you by London Musicians' Collective.
It started broadcasting on May 1st 2002. Its brief? To provide a radical alternative to the universal formulae of mainstream broadcasting.
Resonance 104.4 fm features programmes made by musicians, artists and critics who represent the diversity of London's arts scenes, with regular weekly contributions from nearly two hundred musicians, artists, thinkers, critics, activists and instigators; plus numerous unique broadcasts by artists on the weekday "Clear Spot".
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