Category Archives: Press

Portfolio: BlogTalkRadio is the “Dominant Player”

BlogTalkRadio continues to make headlines as a dominant player in the citizen broadcasting space. Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com posted an article entitled All Talk? by David Levine today.

It takes a broad look at the citizen broadcasting trend and features BlogTalkRadio prominently in the piece as a dominant player.

It also features some notable opinions by industry leaders:

“‘I think that [BlogTalk] represents something that’s far greater than itself,’ says Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, a leading talk-radio-industry trade publication. ‘There’s a whole bunch of new Web-based entities that I predict will be the media stations of the future.'”

And Levine offers some excellent points about the space:

But internet talk radio is also rapidly getting attention from prominent hosts, guests, and broadcasting companies—especially in the wake of the blog phenomenon, which mainstream media outlets were slow to accept.”

“The online amateur-radio niche is still sparsely populated, and as yet, largely undefined. BlogTalk is one of the few companies that currently offers a medium explicitly designed to emulate traditional radio, and this may be part of the key to the company’s relative success.”

BlogTalkRadio continues to strive to be the best platform for citizen broadcasters to have a voice and for everyone to join the conversation.

Read the entire Portfolio.com article here > >

Portfolio: BlogTalkRadio is the "Dominant Player"

BlogTalkRadio continues to make headlines as a dominant player in the citizen broadcasting space. Conde Nast’s Portfolio.com posted an article entitled All Talk? by David Levine today.

It takes a broad look at the citizen broadcasting trend and features BlogTalkRadio prominently in the piece as a dominant player.

It also features some notable opinions by industry leaders:

“‘I think that [BlogTalk] represents something that’s far greater than itself,’ says Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, a leading talk-radio-industry trade publication. ‘There’s a whole bunch of new Web-based entities that I predict will be the media stations of the future.'”

And Levine offers some excellent points about the space:

But internet talk radio is also rapidly getting attention from prominent hosts, guests, and broadcasting companies—especially in the wake of the blog phenomenon, which mainstream media outlets were slow to accept.”

“The online amateur-radio niche is still sparsely populated, and as yet, largely undefined. BlogTalk is one of the few companies that currently offers a medium explicitly designed to emulate traditional radio, and this may be part of the key to the company’s relative success.”

BlogTalkRadio continues to strive to be the best platform for citizen broadcasters to have a voice and for everyone to join the conversation.

Read the entire Portfolio.com article here > >

Happy Blogsteinversary, Dr. Blogstein!

Since February 13, 2007, Dr. Blogstein, his Radio Happy Hour and his co-hosts have tickled the funny bones and touched the cockles of our hearts on BlogTalkRadio.

Tonight at 9pm ET, they’ll celebrate the Blogsteinversary by spending the hour patting themselves on the back and discussing how great they all are.

As a bonus, they’ll also have the great guests you’d expect from The Radio Happy Hour. The #1 most read blogger on MySpace, Super Jabs, will share “what every guy would love to say but won’t and what every woman thinks but won’t speak of,” and more. Just in time for Valentines Day!

Also, comedian Johnny Dam and a few surprise guests will appear to wish the gang a Happy Blogsteinversary!

As a side note, here is another excellent example of a host using this news to do some great promotional work. Blogstein was featured in two articles today in local publications.

Congrats on one year and some great press, Doctor!

BlogTalkRadio is Empowerment

BlogTalkRadio host Shaun Daily continues to make headlines with his brilliant Jericho campaign.

In today’s Washington Post story entitled “Battle-Scarred ‘Jericho’ Marches On: A Testament To What Can Happen When Fans Go Nuts,” writer Amy Amatangelo dives deep into what happens when you mess with passionate fans – and one of them has his own Internet radio show.

Shaun Daily, who hosts a radio show on www.blogtalkradio.com, was a huge fan of the show. When word began to circulate that the series wasn’t going to get a second season, he urged his listeners to ship nuts to CBS headquarters in Los Angeles and New York.

By now you’ve heard what happened. But it’s also good to see how it affected the show’s return and CBS executives in a positive way.

Last May, CBS canceled [Carol Barbee’s] freshman drama “Jericho.” But after receiving more than 40,000 pounds of peanuts from devoted and outraged fans, the network reversed course, picking up the post-apocalyptic drama for a seven-episode second season.

“We had nothing to do with it,” said Barbee, the show’s executive producer. “The fans all did it themselves. I think it will probably be one of those things that will always be one of the highlights of my career.”

Folks, that’s empowerment.

Market-Savvy ‘Content Black Woman’ BlogTalkRadio Host Struts Her Stuff

Here’s a lesson for all BlogTalkRadio hosts. Every day I get questions about how to get more listeners. Here is a great example of self promotion at work. You just need to find that angle and use the tools we’ve given you.

Content Black Woman host Valencia Roner has taken her popular show and written a press release all hosts can learn from. And while Roner’s got 15 years of specialized marketing and public relations experience, all hosts can take steps to effectively promote their shows.

Recall that we provided templates and tools for hosts to use located on the promote page, including press release templates, press release distribution sites and a publicity 101 starter guide.

I want to highlight some important things about Roner’s release to keep in mind when writing your releases.

  • Leading with the news hook: “After only four outings since its January launch, the hugely popular Internet radio program, The Content Black Woman Show (CBW), has nabbed the #1 spot for current events programming on BlogTalkRadio.com.” This is newsworthy. What’s your news? Special guest? Hot topic?
  • Great quote: “These are exciting times in our nation’s history,” said Roner, who was a featured panelist at the 2007 BlogHer Conference…” The quote is natural and important.
  • Leveraging the BlogTalkRadio platform: “BlogTalkRadio tops the ranks of those providing expansive Web 2.0 audio programming…” BlogTalkRadio is a unique service that empowers people to do the amazing. What are you using BlogTalkRadio for that couldn’t be done elsewhere?
  • Plugging herself and the show: “CBW is clearly meeting a demand for strong advertiser-supported content appealing to woman in general, and high-end black consumers in particular.” Roner talks about why this show is important to people. How is your show important to people? How have you made a difference?
  • Plugging Upcoming Show: “On Wednesday February 6, 2008, Roner will feature guest co-host…” Roner uses the news release to plug her upcoming shows. Do you plug your upcoming shows anywhere?

As always, you get more listeners by having quality content and promoting that content to the people who will want it. Also, be sure to join the conversation on the BlogTalkRadio Insider every Wednesday at 4pm ET for more tips and information.

Market-Savvy 'Content Black Woman' BlogTalkRadio Host Struts Her Stuff

Here’s a lesson for all BlogTalkRadio hosts. Every day I get questions about how to get more listeners. Here is a great example of self promotion at work. You just need to find that angle and use the tools we’ve given you.

Content Black Woman host Valencia Roner has taken her popular show and written a press release all hosts can learn from. And while Roner’s got 15 years of specialized marketing and public relations experience, all hosts can take steps to effectively promote their shows.

Recall that we provided templates and tools for hosts to use located on the promote page, including press release templates, press release distribution sites and a publicity 101 starter guide.

I want to highlight some important things about Roner’s release to keep in mind when writing your releases.

  • Leading with the news hook: “After only four outings since its January launch, the hugely popular Internet radio program, The Content Black Woman Show (CBW), has nabbed the #1 spot for current events programming on BlogTalkRadio.com.” This is newsworthy. What’s your news? Special guest? Hot topic?
  • Great quote: “These are exciting times in our nation’s history,” said Roner, who was a featured panelist at the 2007 BlogHer Conference…” The quote is natural and important.
  • Leveraging the BlogTalkRadio platform: “BlogTalkRadio tops the ranks of those providing expansive Web 2.0 audio programming…” BlogTalkRadio is a unique service that empowers people to do the amazing. What are you using BlogTalkRadio for that couldn’t be done elsewhere?
  • Plugging herself and the show: “CBW is clearly meeting a demand for strong advertiser-supported content appealing to woman in general, and high-end black consumers in particular.” Roner talks about why this show is important to people. How is your show important to people? How have you made a difference?
  • Plugging Upcoming Show: “On Wednesday February 6, 2008, Roner will feature guest co-host…” Roner uses the news release to plug her upcoming shows. Do you plug your upcoming shows anywhere?

As always, you get more listeners by having quality content and promoting that content to the people who will want it. Also, be sure to join the conversation on the BlogTalkRadio Insider every Wednesday at 4pm ET for more tips and information.

BlogTalkRadio Nutty Campaign Makes News Again

Host Shaun Daily continues to make headlines with BlogTalkRadio-empowered movement to save the CBS show Jericho.

An article this week in the Canadian Press titled “A really nutty campaign brings ‘Jericho’ back for a second season” revisits the outstanding work by BlogTalkRadio’s Shaun Daily to get the canceled CBS show “Jericho” back on the air. The article also brings up some more contemporary issues.

The campaign involved nuts. Lots of nuts. About 40,000lbs of nuts fueled by Shaun’s BlogTalkRadio show. The article reads:

“I don’t think CBS really grasped that the show had a worldwide appeal,” said blogtalkradio.com host Shaun Daily of Las Vegas, who is credited with initiating the nuts campaign, an idea he derived from star Skeet Ulrich’s often-used expression – the one-word lament: “Nuts.” – in the season finale.”

“I meant for people to send the little packets of peanuts that they have on the airlines,” he said, “but then it just blew up.”

‘Jericho is in a good position, but the worry isn’t over…

Sci Fi Channel will run a four-episode marathon from season one of “Jericho” the day before its second season premiere on CBS. If ratings are good, “Jericho” could be in a unique position for season three, what with the ongoing writer’s strike putting the broadcast pilot season in limbo and fewer new developments in the pipeline.

Daily’s not taking any chances.

“I’ve been all over the Internet and on my show trying to keep the fans interested,” he says. “If we’re going to get a third season, the fans have got to pull it through. It’s up to us.”

And with the power of BlogTalkRadio with him, Daily is in a good position to continue to mobilize his audience and Jericho fans.

Check out the entire article at Canadian Press > > .

Web Worker Daily Throws Down The Gauntlet

Bob Walsh, writer for Web Worker Daily, gave BlogTalkRadio a peek this week and posted about it.

WWD In his provocatively titled post “Web Workers to Rush Limbaugh: We Don’t Need You Anymore,” Walsh gives a quick rundown of BlogTalkRadio, highlighting the citizen-broadcasting nature of the site as well as the business component:

BlogTalkRadio is pulling in some unexpected hosts like Sun Microsystems and The Yankee Group…

The GigaOM Network, of which WWD is a member, highlights the most interesting startups, trends, products, and people in technology. Web Worker Daily is for those who use the web to be more productive, more connected and more successful than they could otherwise. Sounds like BlogTalkRadio to us. So take that, Rush.