This may not have much to do with TV coverage of RC racing. It does however have to do with my assertions on the need to educate the public before any quality programming can succeed.
I have been the Operations Manager of Planet R/C Raceway for about 2 Months now. Many may know that we are working hard to bring quality racing in a good facility to our participants. I think we've been successful so far. Unfortunately profitability is still just beyond us at least so far.
One thought I've had is our inability to reach new people who may be interested in our sport. I believe I should 'take it to the people' if they won't come to us. A kiosk in our local Mall may be the ticket.
I wouldn't be undertaking this to simply gain more sales (although I won't complain if that occurs). What I'm interested in is an educational oasis that will be in the middle of a high traffic location where the people are looking for something new and interesting.
My reason for blabbing on a public forum on my ideas is simple. To seek out anyone whom would like to help. There may be many ways to make this a success. And many opportunities for anyone involved.
How about video of races and quality A/V equipment to present it? How about personable drivers that may enjoy exposure to man the displays? How about refreshments to attract people and get them to linger for a minute?
These things are pretty much off the top of my head. I'm sure there are many ways for this to benefit our great sport. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or called at 317-377-0690. Thanks to everybody and I hope this works for me and anybody who may be interested.