Yesterday we hit another milestone, fifty thousand shows (50,000!) broadcast from BlogTalkRadio since our August 2006 launch.
The 50,000th completed show was “Warrior Radio Episode 11” from Curtis High School Podcast. The show is hosted by Curtis High School teachers Mr. Joe Sicilian and Mr. Sean Cogan, produced by Mike Davis. It provides updates and information for students, parents and alumni. Curtis High School is located in Staten Island, New York.
We called Mr. Joe Sicilian to congratulate him and let him know that we were sending him some T-shirts from the BlogTalkRadio Store. Here’s what he said:
“We love you guys. BlogTalkRadio is a living tool. You can make something flat, like a website, come to life with this thing. It really generates excitement and makes whatever you’re doing personal.”
“It’s not so much our kids, it’s our alumni. I get calls all the time from former students saying how great it is to be able to still hear my voice. And none of this would be possible without BlogTalkRadio. You come over anytime and we’ll give you the best four-dollar lunch you ever had. Anytime.”
Commenting on this milestone, Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO, host and co-founder said:
“It’s hard to believe that BlogTalkRadio, a platform which originated from a single blog when my dad was ill with Lymphoma has broadcast and archived 50,000 episodes. Truly incredible! I want to thank everyone associated with BlogTalkRadio including our staff, our thousands of active hosts and our millions of listeners.”
It took BlogTalkRadio hosts 18 months to reach 50,000 shows. By comparison, it only took 44 days to go from 40,000 shows (Dec 11, 2007) to 50,000 shows (Jan 24, 2008).
Contest: Predict when BlogTalkRadio will broadcast its 100,000th show. Pick a date and time and leave your best guess in the comments of this blog post. If you think tomorrow, comment “January 26, 2008, 1:43 pm.” All times considered Eastern. Closest to the mark gets a hat and T-shirt from our BlogTalkRadio Store delivered right to their door. Make sure you include a valid email address when you leave your comment (it won’t be visible to the public) so that we can contact you on that wonderful day. You have until the end of February to place your guess.