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A BlogTalkRadio Host Success Story: Rick Tocquigny

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rick Tocquigny, BlogTalkRadio host of Life Lessons and Transformed Traveler, on a Planning Committee episode.  Rick has been a host on the network since 2009 and just completed his 800th episode.  He shared how he has built his show into a profitable enterprise that has helped grow his business, Bella Figura/Artbeat and led to launching a greeting card company, book deals with big name publishers like Harper Collins and now work on a travel TV show pilot sponsored by Samsonite and Hyundai.  Tune in to hear some valuable advice from Rick on interviewing, marketing your show and how he went from having to reach out to guests to now being hounded by too many guests to interview.  Thanks Rick for joining us!  Tune in here.

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50 million Americans suffer from allergies and nearly 50 percent of individuals with seasonal and indoor allergies also experience some degree of eye symptoms. Top authority on eye allergies, optometrist Paul Karpecki, joins Dr. Val to talk about how to identify, treat and manage eye symptoms from seasonal, indoor and pet allergies. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn about preventative and management measures you can take to minimize frustrating allergy symptoms. Tune in here

In honor of Zombie Awareness Month, Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead on AMC and Zombie Research Society founder Matt Mogk will be making a visit to Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana. During the Craftsmanship segment, Sarah & Joseph Belknap of the iamhome art studio will stop by. They specialize in quirky and cool items for the home… including the original chalkboard skull creations, as well as their new line of trophies. Tune in here.

Join MashUp Radio as they interview the founders of TripIt, an innovative new trip planning site.  With summer coming, many people are turning to the Internet to book their travel and TripIt hopes to help vacationers do just that. Founded in 2006 by frustrated travelers, TripIt is designed to make it easy to manage all components of a trip by organizing trip details into one master online itinerary. Tune in here to learn more about it.

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Are you reading this on your blackberry or Smartphone? Chances are you’re holding the screen too close to your eyes. On the new episode of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to our eyes when using the computer and digital devices, and offers tips on what we can do minimize or prevent eye strain and discomfort.  Tune in here.

Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes a couple of great guests to the show as Shanola Hampton, co-star of Shameless, stops by to chat about her experience on the hit television show on Showtime. Also, for all the dog lovers out there, Jenna Stregowski, Guide to Dogs on About.com, stops by to discuss  the greatest dog movies with Frank.  Tune in here.

Employee theft at small businesses is a big problem and getting bigger with the sour economy.  82% of small to mid-size businesses report they have experienced employee theft.  Tune in here as Diane Helbig and Ron Baker use their 30+ years experience, managing Finance, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology, and Human Resources to discuss this critical issue.

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You love your window view, but could it be contributing to symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome?  Take the “Eye Q’s and Views” Quiz to find out if your computer workstation is “eye friendly” and then tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones.  Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to eyes when using the computer and digital devices, and offers tips for preventing visual discomfort. Tune in here.

Tune into a special Spring edition of Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana as he talks with celebrity landscaper Nicholas Walker. He’s got a heck of a resume, and has teamed up with Kathy Ireland Worldwide to bring his landscaping creations to the world.  Tune in here for an exciting chat about outdoor design and ideas.

Deborah L. Parker knows about adversity. Raised by a single mother in a small rural Virginia town after her stepfather leave the family to fend for themselves, Deborah learned early on that having a dream and a goal along with positive roles models contributed to where she is today–a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve who also has worked in corporate management positions.  Tune in here to listen to her inspiring story on Women’ Business Talk Radio Network.

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125 million Americans suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome.  Are you one of them?  Optometrist and author Dr. Jeffrey Anshel joins Dr. Val to discuss what happens to our eyes when using the computer and digital devices and offer tips on what we can do to minimize or prevent eye strain, discomfort, and fatigue from computer or small device use.   Tune in Here.

On the latest edition of Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes designer, decorator, and television host Monica Pedersen to the studio.   She and Frank are old HGTV buddies, and she’s stopping by to talk about the latest happenings in her life as well as for a Designed to Sell mini-reunion with DIY’s  very own Robert North.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Lupita Kuri of the Sweet Ride cupcake truck to the studio to chat about how her business has taken off, and how she was featured on a recent edition of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  Tune in Here.

Tom Oliver is the Founder and CEO of the World Peace Festival and the World Peace Partnership. Hailed by the CEO of Interbrand as “the portal to millions of next-generation trendsetters and early adopters”, the WPF is the biggest peace event in history, with a target audience of over 1 billion people.  He joins Deepak Chopra Radio to discuss this  first worldwide peace initiative bringing together the leaders of business, politics, military, music, film, art and the Nobel Peace Prize winners. Tune in Here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Robin Milling welcomes Filmmaker Gus Van Sant to talk about his latest work Restless. Van Sant chats with Robin about the star of the fim, Henry Hopper, and about Henry’s famous father, the late Dennis Hopper getting a chance to see his son in action.  Van Sant is known for directing a number of hit films including Good Will Hunting, Elephant, and Milk.

Lance Reddick, a former star of HBO’s The Wire, joins Callywood Live to discuss his acting and theater career. Reddick is known for his portrayal of Cedric Daniels on The Wire, a hardheaded yet moral cop in a somewhat corrupt Baltimore police department.  Daniels has also held prominent roles in Oz, Lost, and Law & Order.

Peak Mindset Radio featured a special guest, Les Warner, the former drummer of the British alternative rock band, The Cult.  Les stopped by for a chat about a variety of great topics including music, his life, business, the recession, and  his time with The Cult.

 

 

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From sports to investing to parenting advice, each online radio station features hours of compelling online content and multiple ways to participate in the conversation. Check out what’s new on some of our featured online radio stations and networks.

The Women’s Business Talk Radio Network features a variety of shows that aim to help women entrepreneurs to accelerate personal and enterprise growth with profit-enhancing marketing, technology, management and personal best practices.  This past week, Keys to Growing Your Profit with Joy & Ease featured Debra Woog, President of Connect2, a blog devoted to helping women entrepreneurs start their own brand instead of representing someone else.

On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd teaches you how to invest in the right kind of gold, and how one can not only  preserve wealth, but also  build wealth. “When it comes to tangible asset investing, there is no question I won’t answer and no answer I won’t support.”

On the latest segment of The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes BMX superstars Nate Wessel and Brian Kachinsky to the studio.  In the Craftsmanship segment, Rebecca Zemans of Rebecca Zemans Jewelry stops by to talk about her unique creations and how she got into the business.  Joe Ostrowski of WSCR/The Score also stops in for a fun Man-Land sports roundup.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

From sports to investing to parenting advice, each online radio station features hours of compelling online content and multiple ways to participate in the conversation. Check out what’s new on some of our featured online radio stations and networks.

The Authors on Air channel features Book Club Girl as she welcomes author, Nayana Currimbhoy on this episode to discuss her new novel, Miss Timmins School for Girls. A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime.  “Beautifully written, atmospheric…contains entire worlds. I couldn’t put it down.” —Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

On this week’s episode of the Todd Griffiths show, Todd teaches you how to invest in silver to build and preserve wealth. “When it comes to tangible asset investing, there is no question I won’t answer and no answer I won’t support.”

On the latest segment of The Down & Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank goes DIY on music and welcomes members of the up-and-coming indie  band Farraday tagged with creating “a special brand of DIY music.”  Also on the show is Katahdin Studio Furniture founder John Stass who is an expert in the field of furniture making for music studios. His celebrity clients include Melissa Etheridge, Andy Griffith, and Conan O’Brien… so he must be doing something right!

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