Category Archives: Host Highlight

BTR Summer Quotes Winner This Week: Lizzy and Hazel

Congratulations to Hosts Lizzy and Hazel of Almost Heaven! The hosts received the largest number of votes this week for her entry in the BTR Summer Quotes Contest.

We’ll be coming back with another Quotes Contest in September so look out for a chance to win exposure to millions as a Staff Pick feature on our homepage, inclusion in the BlogTalkRadio monthly newsletter and promotion on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

BTR Summer Quotes Contest Winner of the Week: Vanessa Halloum

Congratulations to Host Vanessa Halloum of Empowering The Feminine Soul!  Vanessa received the largest number of votes this week for her entry in the BTR Summer Quotes Contest. She submitted a quote from her episode, “Healing the Weight-Loss Wounds with Carmela Ramaglia”:

“No one questions the diet and exercise model. We question ourselves. ‘What’s wrong with me? Why am I not motivated enough? Why am I not committed enough? Why do I stuff my emotional and intimacy issues or my fear of failure with food? If I could just figure out what’s wrong with ME I could be successful in the diet and exercise teeter-totter.’ But there is no success in a diet and exercise teeter-totter. It doesn’t work!” – Author Carmela Ramaglia; timestamp: 34:34

Host Vanessa Halloum is both an actress and a coach.  On her show, she interviews women from around the world on different topics and discusses ways for modern women to be successful and still celebrate their femininity.  Tune in to Empowering the Feminine Soul with Vanessa here.

Enter a quote in this week’s BTR Summer Quotes Contest for a chance to win exposure to millions as a Staff Pick feature on our homepage, inclusion in the BlogTalkRadio monthly newsletter and promotion on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

BlogTalkRadio Hosts Representing at BlogHer ’12 Conference

BlogHer is the largest network of women bloggers.  Each year, the organization hosts a conference to bring their community together to learn and meet one another. This year’s conference, BlogHer ’12, featured a number of insightful panels on blogging, social media, podcasting, etc. in addition to some outstanding speakers including Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Soledad O’Brien, Christy Turlington, Malaak Compton Rock. This year, via satellite, President Obama addressed conference attendees.

This past weekend, we were pleased to run into three of our very own hosts at the BlogHer ’12 Conference.  Host Lara Galloway of Mom Biz Solutions with Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach spoke on a panel about Streamlining Your Technical Toolkit: How to Do More with Less and Host Deborah Shane of Deborah Shane Metropolis spoke on a panel entitled Podcasting 101.   We also ran into Host Kathy Crowley of Talking with Toastmasters who was a conference attendee.

If you missed out on BlogHer ’12 this year, don’t fret because BlogHer ’13 is already in the works and will be landing in Chicago next year.  Read more about it here. And if you are a woman blogger or interested in starting your own blog, take the time to become part of the BlogHer community. It’s a great way to network and meet other women that are interested in building their brands online.

BlogTalkRadio Host Dr. Ed James Featured in The New York Times!

This morning, we were excited to see one of our hosts, Dr. Ed James featured in an article in the New York Times Small Business section.  In the article, columnist Melinda Emerson, A.K.A @SmallBizLady interviews Dr. James about his BlogTalkRadio show, Funerals and Fried Chicken and how it is helping to grow his social media audience and build an online following for his business.

He started the show to help promote Heal2BFree, a company he founded with the mission of “closing the health disparities gaps between people of different socioeconomic, racial and educational backgrounds.”  Through his program, Dr. James is educating not only his audience about healthier eating habits, but also urging institutions such as churches and corporations to provide healthier foods and promote physical activity to their members and employees.

In the article, he shares some valuable tips for those who are interested in getting their feet wet in online radio, including selecting a topic that you feel passionate about, starting a dialogue with guests on your show and learning from established hosts on the network.  He actually began hosting his radio program by connecting with an established host on BlogTalkRadio who helped to show him the ropes.  The piece also mentions BlogTalkRadio University, our educational radio program for hosts.

We are proud of Dr. James’s success and hope you are inspired by his story.  Go Dr. James! You can read the complete article here.

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.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Tony Hale stops by What’s Your Fantasy to talk about his upcoming role on HBO’s new political drama Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He also discusses the plans for Season 4 of Arrested Development, and the upcoming movie.  Tune in here.

Janet Varney, actress, comedian, co-creator/co-producer of SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival, and soon to be seen in Ben Stiller’s web series, Burning Love, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about her career.  Tune in here.

Join Steve and Mary Alice as they welcome best-selling author, New Yorker writer, and Wall Street Journal columnist Jonah Lehrer for a wide-ranging exploration of creativity. Plus, they discuss his latest book, Imagine.Tune in here.

Television icon, Emmy Award and People Choice Award winning actor, Eric Braeden pays a visit to Best Ever You with host Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino. Eric played one of the most popular characters in daytime history, Victor Newman, for over 31 years on the top-rated soap, The Young & The Restless.  Tune in here

Laura Linney on The Stupid Cancer Show Today

Today, The Stupid Cancer Show on BlogTalkRadio is hosting a very special episode with guest, Laura Linney.  Three time Oscar and Emmy nominated actress, Linney stars in Showtimes’s The Big C, an offbeat comedy about cancer, for which she earned a Golden Globe.  On the show, she plays Cathy Jamison, a suburban Minneapolis mom with terminal melanoma.  Laura will be joined by Creator and Executive Producer of The Big C, Darlene Hunt.

The Stupid Cancer Show is a program of the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation and is hosted by young adult survivors Lisa Bernhard and Matthew Zachary. It is a multi-award-winning international talk radio webcast that tackles hard hitting issues from politics, health care, civil rights and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and education.

Tune in to The Stupid Cancer Show at 3:30 PM EST to hear Laura Linney live on the air.  Tune in here.

Teenage BlogTalkRadio Host Making A Name For Himself

We hear so many interesting stories about our hosts in the news, but we were delighted to stumble across this article in the BALedger which profiled Tyler Jones, the 15 year old BlogTalkRadio host of The Dr. Report with Tyler Jones.  Tyler covers sports on his show and has attracted some pretty big name guests. His guest list has included the likes of Bruce Howard, Joel Klatt, Tribble Reese, Kenny Alber and Chris Neville.

Tyler has been passionate about sports since a very young age and he’s used his show on BlogTalkRadio to share that passion with an audience.  We hope Tyler will be an inspiration to other teens his age to start shows on topics they feel passionate it. Who knows? This could lead to a career in sportscasting for Tyler one day and it all started on BlogTalkRadio!

Tune into The Dr. Report with Tyler Jones Monday through Friday at 10 PM CDT here.