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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.

 

 

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Stage and screen star Victor Garber tells host Robin Milling he learned how to throw a punch from his Alias co-star Jennifer Garner. Now he’s showing off his chops in the film Entitled, decking Ray Liotta.

The mighty mighty Temptations grace the air waves of The Love Zone USA. Listen to their unique history and their path to becoming legends. Also hear some of your favorite cuts from The Temptations and music from their newest project.

Ceddy J welcomes Alisa Reyes, Actress of 90′s Nickelodeon Show “All That” and Voice of LaCienega on “The Proud Family” to discuss her new projects. Alisa Reyes can be seen on TeenNick with their #90sAreAllThat Block.

Douglas Karr welcomes Ranjith Kumaran, co-founder of YouSendIt, to discuss his new project entitled, Punchtab. Punchtab is a self-service loyalty program that has just launched but has quickly grown to over 1600 customers.

Mitchell Butler, former NBA guard with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Portland Trailblazers, and Cleveland Cavaliers, drops by The War Room to discuss his transition from NBA player to professional sports agent.

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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Host Laura Theodore: It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Vegetarian Zing)

Judging from its title, you’d think that Laura Theodore’s show—The Jazzy Vegetarian—had something to do with food and music. And indeed it does. Each week, our host serves up scrumptious yet nutritious recipes while interviewing not only vegetarian chefs but like-minded musical figures. Like multi-platinum-selling singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, Lauren Kinhan of the Grammy-winning group New York Voices, and Flutist of the Year nominee Ali Ryerson. And as testament to the popularity of her show, which debuted in November 2009, a TV version was picked up last year by WYBE in Philadelphia, one of America’s largest independent public broadcasting stations. Meanwhile, Laura, who makes her home in Bloomingdale, N.J., continues her work behind the cameraand the mic as a TV producer for Virtual Media Productions, and a jazz vocalist, whom Stephen Holden of The New York Times has called “a formidable talent.” On that note, it’s time to scat on over to our SoundBits subject of the week…soundbits-wordpress1Give us a 15-second pitch for your showwhy should listeners tune in?

Jazzy Vegetarian radio is for everyone! The show speaks to health-conscious people of all ages, focusing on nutritious, delicious and easy‐to‐prepare food, while offering green tips that help promote more balanced, sustainable lifestyles. The Jazzy Vegetarian reaches out to dedicated vegans and non‐vegetarians alike, featuring tasty recipes, celebrity interviews and upbeat musicall served up with a side order of fun!

Laura: All the things she is.

Laura: All the things she is.

What’s the No. 1 reason why you host a BlogTalkRadio show?

To help others to live more healthy and compassionate lives.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

(1) As a child, I ate a lot of meat. Then, in my early 20s, I wanted to start eating healthier, so I looked into the vegetarian lifestyle. After questioning where the meat was coming from, I realized that being Continue reading

‘Icon Fetch’ Host Tony Peters a Cut Above ‘His Fellow Web-Based Hosts,’ Says Dayton Daily News

Another day, another one of our fabulous hosts profiled in his hometown paper.

This time it’s Ohioan Tony Peters, whose Icon Fetch, in recent months alone, has been graced by such pop-music figures as Tom Johnson of The Doobie Brothers, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum and (our fave) Maria Muldaur, who scored a monster hit with 1974′s Midnight at the Oasis.

Tony: Hey! You! Come on-to my show.

Tony: Subterranean blues—and pop, and rock, and soul and so on.

In a story headlined “Former Disc Jockey Hosts Show from His Basement,” the Dayton Daily News writes:

“In many ways the Internet is still a wild frontier, where Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and home hobbyist alike are free to explore their passions online. Unfortunately, for every part-time blogger or podcast host offering content that is professional, insightful and Continue reading

Host Michael Catricola: It’s a Big Heavy-Metal World After All

In the 26 months since we began profiling hosts in this column, we’ve never run across one who sent us testimonials from celebrity guestsuntil now. That host is Michael Catricola, and his show, Heavy Metal Mayhem, is arguably the Internet’s leading source of news, tunes and interviews from the heavy-metal scene. And here, to cite just two, are his testimonials: “Mike is a real music guyand I can’t believe he knows so much of my personal music history!” says Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. “You and your great show are another reason why metal is still alive and getting HUUUGGGE again!” raves Rainbow bassist Craig Gruber. Now, the New York City resident (Staten Island, to be preciseand damn proud of it) knows whence he speaks. During his youth, Michael played bass for a Big Apple metal band called Stillborn. And though today he makes his living as a construction rep for Con Edison, he continues to carry the torch to metal fans around the globe. On that note, please put your hands togetherand stomp up a f*&%! stormfor our SoundBits subject of the week…

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‘80′s hard rock and heavy metal is more than Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne. There were hundreds of other bands, and this is one of the only shows to feature them all. Our motto on Heavy Metal Mayhem is, Playing the Best of All the Rest.

Michael: Hallowed be his name among metalheads.

Michael: Hallowed be his name among metalheads.

What’s the No. 1 reason why you host a BlogTalkRadio show?

BTR is one of the easiest and simplest platforms for amateur and professional DJs alike to use to produce quality Internet radio programming. Simply pick a time, date and format and you’re on your way.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

(1) While in high school, I was a pastry chef at the Plaza Hotel in New York. (2) I’m the biggest Disney World fanatic around. (Not very metal, huh?)

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Wolfman Continue reading

Nicki Minaj to ‘Pink Friday Radio’ Hosts: ‘You guys are freakin’ hilarious and insane!’

Christmas came a little late to Nicki’s Latin Barb—four days late, to be precise—but when it finally arrived, it was no doubt the best one ever.

That’s because Nicki Minaj herself called in to congratulate the host of Pink Friday Radio, and her co-host, Luscious Barb, on doing a bang-up job on the fan front.

CAPTION: Nicki: The secret's out—this hip-hop queen's a huge fan of her BlogTalkRadio fan show.

Nicki: The secret's out—this diva's a big fan of her BlogTalkRadio fan show.

It all started Wednesday night, as Latin Barb and Luscious Barb (so named as Team Minaj fans, who are known as Barbies), kicked off their 90-minute special during which fellow Nicki fans were asked to call in with their Top 3 Most Memorable Nicki Minaj Moments of 2010.

Then, with on only seven minutes left in the show, the red-hot hip-hop star dialed in and said, “Hey, you guys. Wassup, y’all?”

To which an astonished Latin Barb replied, “Oh my God! What a surprise! I’m gonna cry.”

Moments later, Nicki asked our hosts’ names and ages. “I’m 17,” said Latin Barb.” “And I’m 19,” said Continue reading

Host Charmaine Bassett: The Lady Is a Media Champ

Just in case you’re wondering (as we were), Charmaine Bassett is no relation to Angela Bassett. But that doesn’t mean she’s any less entertainment savvy than the leading lady who played Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It. Currently the host of Lady Charmaine Live here on BlogTalkRadio, Charmaine—who tells us, “I was called an ugly duckling until I reached high school”—has appeared in print and broadcast ads for companies ranging from Dove to FedEx to Radio Shack. She also had a role in the 1987 flick The Principal, starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Jim Belushi. And along the way, she worked as an entertainment reporter for CBS Radio, and DJ’d for KHYL-FM in Sacramento, Calif., KDIA-AM in Vallejo, Calif., and KGRM-FM in Grambling, La. Now settled in Sacramento, Charmaine, along with her hubby Joseph, pastors the Spirit of Excellence Christian Center. On that holy note, please put your hands together for this week’s SoundBits subject, Lady Charmaine…

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Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

Lady Charmaine Live is fun, informative and uplifting. Each weekday between 3 and 4:30 p.m. ET, we bring you interviews with your favorite gospel artists while playing all your favorite gospel songs. Plus, our “Hot Chocolate” and “Coffee Talk” segments focus on topics that concern us day in, day outfrom health, to money management and more.

Lady Charmaine: Joyful noise jockey.

Lady Charmaine: Joyful noise jockey.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

I was a guest on The Tyra Banks Show in 2005, and a contestant on The Price is Right in 2009. And in 2004, I had a near-death experience when I suffered a bowel obstruction and the doctors told me I wasn’t going to live. But thanks be to God, I am here today!

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Oprah Winfrey.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

I’d book Continue reading