Category Archives: Media

Rush Limbaugh’s a No-Longer-So-Secret BlogTalkRadio Listener

If you weren’t already convinced that online radio – in addition to being the wave of the future – is a force to be reckoned with, take a gander at these quotes from Rush Limbaugh’s February 20 terrestrial radio show:

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

“There’s a blog out there called mediabistro.com, TVNewser and so forth. And the TV people read it relig- iously. I mean, not too many other members of the public do, but it’s big in the TV business,” said the talk- meister.

“They have a show on there; it’s a Web radio show.

Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline was the guest [this morning]. This is what he said about President Obama,” the nationally- syndicated host continued.

The “Web radio” show Rush was referring to is, as you may have guessed, BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET.

Hosted by Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol, MMM delivers one- on-one interviews with leading media-industry figures.

On the campaign trail in November 2007 “Lord Obama.”

On the 2007 campaign trail with “Lord Obama.”

This year alone, the show has featured such guests as ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, CBS Morning Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, former CNN host Tucker Carlson, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, CNBC anchor Becky Quick and Fox News Channel host Andy Levy.

Not to mention Terry, who – eliciting Rush’s response – said on MMM:

“In some ways Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. “From visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.”

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

“Yes, you heard right: a step down for Lord Barack Obama, the Most Merciful,” Rush added about Terry’s take on America’s new commander-in-chief.

“He was leading this giant movement, à la George Washington. Now he’s had to take a step down. What did I tell you people? He’s too big to fail.”

Only problem is, Terry wasn’t serious.

“Rush didn’t get the joke, the ABC News anchor quipped via Twitter.

“Or the point. As usual.”

To read the transcript from Rush’s show, click here.

To hear Rush’s show – on which he exerpts Terry’s BlogTalkRadio interview – click here.

To hear Terry’s full interview, click here.

Village Voice Cartoonist Jules Feiffer joins Mr. Media

The former cartoonist for the Village Voice, Jules Feiffer talks with Mr. Media Bob Andelman this morning about his soon to be released hardcover book “Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966).”

The book will be released on June 9 by Fantagraphics Books, and Jules is excited to tell his fans what’s in store on BlogTalkRadio.

Editor and Publisher picked up on Mr. Media’s chat with Jules and posted this piece on their online edition.

Little known fact: Feiffer also apprenticed the great Will Eisner. Mr. Media is quite familiar with Eisner, and even wrote a book about him entitled “Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.” Feiffer joins Mr. Media at 11am ET.

Dennis Miller LIVE on BlogTalkRadio

USA Cares official spokesperson, Emmy award winner and four-time Writers’ Guild award winner, DENNIS MILLER, joins Navy Homefront Talk on BlogTalkRadio for a live, exclusive interview.

Dennis Miller Called “one of the premiere comedy talents in America today,” Miller will talk about USA Cares (www.usacares.org), a non-profit organization serving military service families of all ranks and branches with direction, advice and grant assistance for quality of life issues caused by military service – and why he’s involved. He’ll be live with host and taking your calls on Wednesday at 9pm ET (click to listen).

TechTalk in Menorca with the Internet Gurus

MenorcaMartin Varsavsky is hosting his second Menorca TechTalk this weekend. Among the who’s who on the roster is Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO.

Alan, who wrote a post earlier this year about Martin, will be attending the four day event with some of the web’s greatest minds. From Martin’s blog post:

Last year we celebrated our first Menorca TechTalk, a gathering of Tech Entrepreneurs at my farm in Menorca. It was fun, relaxing, a great learning experience for all of those who participated and for those who attended the TechTalk itself…The gathering starts on Thursday morning and ends Sunday evening.

Some of those attending include Om Malik (Giga Omni Media), Andrew Mclaughlin (Google), Loic Le Meur (Seesmic), Jennifer Schenker (BusinessWeek), John Markoff (The New York Times), Joi Ito (Creative Commons, Six Apart Japan, Investor) and many more.

You can read the entire list of tech gurus on Martin’s original post.

Hockey Legend Ulf Nilsson on Business

What do you get when you mix business, media and hockey? You get today’s Media Mensch show on BlogTalkRadio with special Guest Ulf Nilsson.

Today at 10am ET, host Andrew Kaplan will be interviewing Ulf Nilsson, former star of the WHL Winnepeg and NY Rangers. Ulf, who resides in Sweden, works for Sweden’s internet content delivery company called Qbrick.

Find out more today.

BlogTalkRadio on WNBC TV

WNBC’s technology reporter Sree Sreenivasan reviewed BlogTalkRadio during his Tech Report this morning on WNBC.

His entire review was posted on the WNBC.com site and the video can be seen below:

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Immediately following his WNBC broadcast, Sreenivasan hosted a special interactive talk show entitled “Tech Chat with WNBC Viewers” on his own BlogTalkRadio show, Sree Tips, to discuss the BlogTalkRadio platform, as well as new and emerging technology trends. They had such a good response, they’ll be doing it again next Thursday, May 1 from 7-8am ET, as well. Join them live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sreetips/

This is the first use of BlogTalkRadio as an extension of a television news broadcast. BlogTalkRadio has been used as a discussion tool for major U.S. Newspaper articles with live interactive call-in shows between author, source and the larger community, but this is the first major television venture.

Sreenivasan, is the tech reporter for WNBC-TV, Dean of Student Affairs & professor at Columbia Journalism School and author of SreeTips.com and the New to Sree blog. Sree uses BlogTalkRadio with SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association; his SreeTips.com tech tips site; and, more recently, to extend the reach of the Columbia Journalism School.

Washington Post Gives a Nod to the Citizen Broadcast Network

Today, Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz has written a piece about BlogTalkRadio that makes us proud.

In his column Media Notes, Kurtz explains how “With BlogTalkRadio, the Commentary Universe Expands.”

The article talks about the story behind our Citizen Broadcast Network, how some “unlikely stars have been born,” and BlogTalkRadio’s emergence as a tool for more empowering and interactive experiences online.

CEO Alan Levy says:

Its great that BlogTalkRadio is recognized by the number one media critic in the country, Howard Kurtz, as “a populist force in cyberspace.” This validates BlogTalkRadio as a powerful online medium that is a true Citizen Broadcast Network. As I said in the article, my Dad would be proud.

Alan Levy, 2007. Photo credit Lisa Padilla.We have grown so much since August of 2006. Starting from the ground up, an empty network with no hosts, to our current impressive lineup of content, Kurtz observes that in addition to bloggers, “some better-known people are also gravitating toward the outlet.”

We want to take this opportunity to thank the many hosts and listeners who have brought their enthusiasm, energy, and discussions to our community.

Read the Washington Post article here.