Category Archives: Press

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:

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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.”

ABC News Features BlogTalkRadio – Thanks Dad

For those of you that have followed BlogTalkRadio, the story of how I came up with the idea was told.

When I was growing up in Seaford, Long Island my dad was in the dry cleaning business. He and my uncle owned a few dry cleaning stores located in Manhattan. The store my dad spent most of his time (and life) at was just adjacent to Lincoln Center on W. 64th in Manhattan.

During my adolescent years, I used to take the train from our house in long island to help my dad out in his store. I would sweep up, tag and bag clothes and my favorite job…..delivering the dry cleaning. In those days, getting a dollar or two dollar tip from the wealthy NYC customers was big stuff, especially for a 14 year old kid in the 70’s.

ABC TV studios was located adjacent to the apartment building where my dad’s store was located. Some of his customers were Sam Donaldson, Geraldo Rivera, Barbara Walters and many other ABC personalities. If I was lucky enough I used to deliver dry cleaning to some of these TV personalities. It was exciting stuff!!

Yesterday, with great help from Marisol at Middleberg Communications, our excellent PR agency, we were able to secure a TV spot on ABC News Now called Money Matters for BlogTalkRadio (video below):

Host and BlogTalkRadio fitness director Peter K joined me on the 5 minute piece. I was pleased with how the clip came out and as a follower of BlogTalkRadio, you will notice that the anchor on the broadcast sounds just like the British lady which proceeds every one of our broadcasts.

AlanCleaners So here I was standing outside my father’s dry cleaning store just having been broadcast on a major TV network, the network where I used to deliver dry cleaning. This is the first time I had seen my dad’s store in perhaps 20 years. Of course, I had to pop my head into the store and tell the non English speaking Korean owners that 30 years ago my dad owned this store. They had no clue what I was talking about, but they did smile a lot.

Peter took this picture of me in front of Lincoln Plaza Valet. I felt my dad everywhere yesterday afternoon. As I looked around the store, as I walked into the ABC building and as I sat in front of the camera answering the question…”What inspired you to create BlogTalkRadio?”

Thanks Dad.

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.