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BlogTalkRadio Brings Radio Programming Veteran Denise Oliver to Podcasting

BlogTalkRadio is on a new mission to help podcasters thrive and profit from their hard work. The company has retained nationally known programming veteran Denise Oliver as a Programming Consultant and Strategist, a role that will see Ms. Oliver help talk/spoken word format talent, and a variety of content partners enter podcasting.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve been privileged to work with so many talented people, and I’m really looking forward to helping talk/spoken word format creators bring their skills to this fast growing medium. The new team at BlogTalkRadio is making great strides in transforming their platform with upgraded audio, and tools that make it easier to create, manage, stream, syndicate, and measure podcasts anywhere, any time, all within a single platform. I believe the platform will play a critical role in bringing many more talented creators into the field of podcasting.”

Denise shares a bond with on-air personalities, having started her career as a DJ. After launching 98 Rock, Baltimore, she helped make radio history when she introduced Howard Stern and Robin Quivers, bringing them to DC101. She then joined ABC Radio Networks and later United Stations and Westwood One where, as SVP, Programming she worked with content partners including MTV, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, CBS Marketwatch.com, The Tonight Show and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In 2000, Denise was named to Radio Ink’s list of the 20 Most Influential Women in radio. Denise has since been a co-founder of 3 startups and consulted high profile media companies including SiriusXM, the Associated Press, Forbes, Inc., WWE, Hachette Filipacchi, Discovery Communications and E!

“We have been consistently impressed with Denise’s grasp of the talk format and the new media economy. Her wisdom from years in radio will help many in the BTR host community add to their programming the flair and structure needed to attract and engage listeners, all while respecting the more casual and intimate nature of the podcast format. We are privileged to have someone with Denise’s deep experience and insights join us in our mission”, said Andy Toh, BlogTalkRadio’s Chief Architect and General Manager. Andy was hired by the BlogTalkRadio board in early 2014 to fundamentally transform the 8 year old platform from the inside out.

About BlogTalkRadio
BlogTalkRadio helps podcasters thrive and profit from their content. Founded in 2006, the pioneering BlogTalkRadio platform is a unified toolkit that helps podcasters record, stream live or on demand, syndicate, measure and monetize conversational format podcasts featuring guests and listeners from any geographic location, with nothing more than a laptop, a microphone and a broadband internet connection.

Sports Talk Radio Legend Tony Bruno Now Podcasting with BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio is excited to announce the arrival of The Tony Bruno Show to our podcast community. Tony Bruno is a sports talk radio legend from Philadelphia and was one of the original voices of the ESPN Radio network. He helped launch the Fox Sports Radio network and his career has spanned the globe.

“Tony lends us a strong credible voice in the world of sports talk and someone for our content creators to emulate. It’s a great pleasure to be rejoined with an old friend,” said Jay Soderberg, Head of Content for BlogTalkRadio.

Tony Bruno on why he choose BlogTalkRadio, “Deciding who to partner with was an exhaustive process. BlogTalkRadio is the ONLY company out there with a fully portable stream and call screener system built into one application and when they approached me with their new PRO STUDIO in full HD hosting platform, the choice was clear. I am excited to be a part of a company that is striving to bring both innovation and quality content directly to the fans.”

Tony Bruno is a man of the people and you can plan to see his show on the road including in Arizona for this year’s Super Bowl.

BlogTalkRadio will distribute, market and sell advertising for The Tony Bruno Show. New shows can be heard at www.blogtalkradio.com and www.tonybrunoshow.me every Monday and Thursday.

Hear Tony’s latest episode here:

About BlogTalkRadio:

BlogTalkRadio is a podcasting platform committed to making the life of the podcaster as easy as possible. Founded in 2006, the BlogTalkRadio platform is a unified platform that enables the recording, live streaming, on-demand syndication, measurement and monetization of conversational format podcasts featuring guests and listeners from any geographic location, with nothing more than a laptop, a microphone and a broadband internet connection. Podcasts hosted on our platform are consumed by listeners in both live and/or on-demand basis via our website and a host of podcast syndication channels like iTunes and Stitcher. If you are an established radio host or podcaster seeking a new home for your podcasts, please email our Head of Content, Jay Soderberg at podvader@blogtalkradio.com. Sponsors interested in advertising, please email advertising@blogtalkradio.com

ABC News Features Peter K, BlogTalkRadio's Fit Lifestyle Expert

The ABC News show Healthy Life: Medical News and Notes welcomed Peter K, BlogTalkRadio’s Fit Lifestyle Expert, for a special report on Nutrition for Runners this past Friday. Click image to play video:

Peter K ABCNews

Peter K provides some great nutrition advice, tips and tricks for runners. Whether your a hardcore cross country athlete or an amateur weekend warrior, Peter K provides you with healthy dose of eating right for exercising.

Also, be sure to check out Peter K’s newly revamped website.

ABC News Features Peter K, BlogTalkRadio’s Fit Lifestyle Expert

The ABC News show Healthy Life: Medical News and Notes welcomed Peter K, BlogTalkRadio’s Fit Lifestyle Expert, for a special report on Nutrition for Runners this past Friday. Click image to play video:

Peter K ABCNews

Peter K provides some great nutrition advice, tips and tricks for runners. Whether your a hardcore cross country athlete or an amateur weekend warrior, Peter K provides you with healthy dose of eating right for exercising.

Also, be sure to check out Peter K’s newly revamped website.

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.

Slate.com Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg on Bush

Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of Slate, an award-winning site “offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, and culture.”

Weisberg joins hosts Eric Olsen and Shaun Daily on BlogTalkRadio Today to discuss his newest book entitled The Bush Tragedy.

Weisberg was previously Slate’s chief political correspondent, and has written for New Republic, Newsweek, and New York Magazine, to name a few.  Weisberg has authored several books on politics including In Defense of Government, The Road to Chadville, about the 2000 election, and the Bushisms series.

The discussion gets underway here.

TheStreet.Com: BlogTalkRadio Takes on the Satellites

Internet entrepreneur Alan Levy is unleashing BlogTalkRadio as a way for ordinary people to become global radio stars. Should the satellite and terrestrial radio giants be worried?

Those words come from Gregg Greenberg of TheStreet.com, who interview CEO Alan Levy and posted his interview on TheStreet.com TV (click image to play video).

The Street Video

TheStreet.com is a free, award winning web site of TheStreet.com, Inc., a leading financial media company whose network of Web sites serves as the premier online destination for all areas where money and life intersect. Thestreet.com distinguishes itself from other financial Web sites with its journalistic excellence and unbiased coverage of the financial markets, economic and industry trends, and investment and financial planning.

The Hindu: BlogTalkRadio…A Sharing Platform for Experts

The Hindu.com, the online edition of India’s National Newspaper, featured BlogTalkRadio in a recent tech column.

NETSPEAK columnist J. Murali, penned an article titled “Podcasting: emerging scenario netspeak” about current trends and the next evolution of podcasting, introducing BlogTalkRadio as “an online service enabling live/interactive podcast content.”

“Blogtalkradio,” Murali writes, “a service that lets you broadcast, interactive/live audio content is another means for generating interactive podcast content.”

The article goes into great detail on the simplicity of hosting one’s own show and new industries using online audio content.

Murali also writes, “Blogtalkradio may serve as a sharing platform for experts. So, even if one is not inclined to create a programme with it, she may still find it useful.”