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BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Jennifer NettlesCatch a very special Where Is My Guru broadcast as they welcome rockstar yogini, Jennifer Nettles.  Nettles is the lead singer of Sugarland and will be joined by her yoga instructor Mary Bruce. Tune in here.

 

Susan HeinAuthor Susan Heim shares 101 newlywed stories of love, laughter, and family from her newly released Chicken Soup for the Soul, Here Comes the Bride, on FMMK Talk Radio. Tune in here.

Justin WilczynskiListen to an interview with Justin Wilczynski from Nick at Nite’s new primetime drama, Hollywood Heights.  Justin is also the lead singer of Bonnie Dune (with Cory Monteith “Finn” from Glee).  Their single, “The Lost EP” now out on iTunes. Tune in here.

FocusMusic has been the focal point of Grammy-award winning producer Focus since his childhood. Focus has produced artists such has Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Marsha Ambrosius, Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Lopez, The Game and more. Tune in here.

Alan RuckStar of the hit TV show Spin City and hit films such as Speed, Twister and maybe most famously known as Mathew Broderick’s best friend, Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Alan Ruck is interviewed about what he’s up to these days.  Tune in here.

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons philanthropist, business mogul and rap music pioneer, who is the Co-Founder of Def Jam Music, creator of Def Comedy and Def Poetry Jam and Founder/CEO of Phat Farm Apparel Line, discusses his global mission with “The Peace Keepers.”  Tune in here.

Denise BrosseauIt’s one thing to be an expert in your field; it’s even better, though, to be recognized as your sector’s undisputed thought leader. The White House has named Denise Brosseau a “Champion of Change”, and she has been a featured speaker at Intuit, Intel, and KPMG events. Tune in here.

Jim KellyFrom a Hall of Fame football career to battling Krabbe disease, a disorder killing children every year, Jim Kelly is still competing at Super Bowl levels. Jim & Jill Kelly join Scott McCausey on Christian Devotions Speak UP to discuss all this and more! Tune in here.

Gloria MayfieldCatch  multi-millionaire strategist, Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks on air. Gloria has shared her secrets of success on CNN,CNBC, ABC-TV, and has appeared in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour and Working Woman. She will share her advice live on air. Tune in here.

What squandered riches are in the whopping 102 tons of garbage each American produces in a lifetime? Find out with Pulitzer prize-winning author of Garbology, Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash, Edward Humes. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

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.

How To Create A Sticky Angle For Your Next Radio Show/Podcast

Many new hosts on BlogTalkRadio come to us for advice on how to get great guests, but big name guests are not the only way to grow and develop your show as we learned on a recent BlogTalkRadio University interview with BTR host, Halli Casser-Jayne.  In the beginning, it may be difficult to land a famous guest, but what you can do is put some creativity into figuring out interesting angles to attract listeners and keep them tuning in.  Over time and after your show has built up credibility and an audience, getting those big guests will get easier.  You may even find yourself having to turn some away, as many of our more veteran hosts on the network have to do quite often.

Halli is new to BlogTalkRadio and the host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, which features guests from the world of politics, books, art, culture, and celebrity.  Although her show is new to BlogTalkRadio, Halli is actually a seasoned interviewer in her own right.  She started her career as a radio host on WNYW, served as a foreign correspondent in war-torn Central America and is the celebrated author of A Year In My Pajamas with President Obama.

In a short time on BlogTalkRadio, Halli has grown her audience of listeners very quickly, not only because of the caliber of guests she has on her show, but also because of the thought and creativity she puts into figuring out an angle for each episode.  During our interview, she shared some tips and insight into interviewing and figuring out a sticky angle.  That angle may not include a celebrity guest, but it could be about a topic that is trending or popular or just plain interesting.  For instance, Halli mentioned that one show she did all about ice cream was actually one of her most popular episodes.  In addition, she has hosted shows on topics such as film noir, street performers and more.  Tune in to Halli’s interview to get the lowdown from an expert host.  Listen now.

Lara Logan Live From The DuPont Winners’ Circle

We are excited to be streaming a conversation with Lara Logan, CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent, live from the duPont Winners’ Circle at Columbia Journalism School this Friday at 9:30AM EST.  You can tune in live at Columbia Journalism’s station on BlogTalkRadio here.
The discussion will be moderated by duPont Juror and former ABC News executive A’Lelia Bundles.  The duPont-Columbia University Awards have recognized excellence in broadcast journalism for the past 70 years so we are honored to give access to our listeners to this exclusive event.

Lara will discuss her career and her 2012 duPont Award-winning story from September 2010 CBS News “60 Minutes: A Relentless Enemy” about the war in Afghanistan. The conversation will also cover what it’s like to work as a foreign correspondent today, Logan’s almost two decade career covering news and conflicts around the world, her work at CBS News 60 Minutes and challenges and opportunities for journalists today. Also appearing with Logan will be longtime CBS News cameraman Ray Bribiesca who shot the breathtaking combat footage in the award winning piece.

Show Highlight: Tweeting Under Castro

On Wednesday morning at 10AM, Columbia Journalism School presents a revolutionary webcast, their first ever in Spanish, with Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez (@YoaniSanchez) to discuss how social media breaks down the walls of censorship in Cuba and elsewhere.

Yoani will be interviewed from Havana and talking with Prof. Mirta Ojito (@mirtaojito), author of “Finding Manana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus.”  Please email your questions to sree@sree.net (subject=Cuba) or call in live!

Tune in here tomorrow at 10AM for this exciting broadcast!

 

 

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Professional athletes and weekend warriors all have the same thing in common: the need for excellent vision to succeed on the field and off.  Just as you train your muscles, there are easy exercises you can do to pump up your peepers. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones now to listen to show guests Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix and optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talk about the connection between vision and performance in sports. Tune in here.

Skeptic Magazine founding publisher and editor, Michael Shermer, is the featured guest on the latest edition of Deepak Chopra RadioSkeptic Magazine is a scientific and educational magazine that features discussions with leading experts and investigates fringe science and paranormal claims. Michael is also a published author and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He has also appeared on National TV, The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live. Tune in here.

On the latest Sunday edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.

CNN’s Rick Sanchez ‘Is the Chief Twit’ Said Colleague John Roberts

EDITOR’S NOTE (Oct. 1, 2010): CNN’s Rick Sanchez has been fired from the network for calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and suggesting that “everybody who runs CNN” is Jewish. Below is a story involving Rick from March 19, 2009.

Democratic though it may be, social media can still breed petty jealousies.

John; All A-Twitter of colleague's success?

John: All A-Twitter over colleague's success?

Case in point: John Roberts, who gives fellow CNN newsman Rick Sanchez a good ribbing this week.

Interviewed on Morning Media Menu, John and his American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry discuss their show’s newly-launched Facebook and Twitter applications with host Steve Krakauer.

“How many people are calling us now in ‘amFIX’ on Twitter?” Kiran asks John.

“I think we had about 100 when we started off on Monday. We’ve got 600 now. I mean, we’re not up to Rick Sanchez’s 65,000 Continue reading