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What's Going On? August 4, 2008

Marc Price

Marc Price

I was just having a small discussion on Twitter about how you’re never alone with BlogTalkRadio. Because I work alone out of my home, I appreciate a little conversation now and then. I know of some work at homes who have the radio or television on for “background noise.” I do the same with BlogTalkRadio. Plus, in many cases I can become part of the conversation because most of our programs enable chat. I can even call in and give my opinion if I want to. If your place of employment allows you to listen to the radio while you work, you might also consider BlogTalkRadio. There are programs in all genres ranging from business to real estate, from politics to music. Get the whole cube farm in on the conversation!

Here are some highlights for today:

Reality Check has a treat for Big Brother fans. Sheila Kennedy from Big Brother 9 is a guest at 11:00 p.m. EST. Sheila’s going to give her perspective on the current season and cast.

Don’t miss MediaLizzy at 3:00 for this exclusive! Almost in synch with the AP, Media Lizzy broke this story: Chief Deputy Republican Whip Eric Cantor has provided the necessary documents to be vetted for Vice President to AB Culvahouse & Team McCain. A few hours later, Politico was on the trail. Lizzy will replay last Friday’s exclusive interview with Eric Cantor, and look at his Conservative Credentials. Matt Wolking of Wolking’s World will be with her as well! Don’t miss it at 3:00 p.m. EST.

On Intel’s Open Port Radio, listen in as your hosts talk with Dave McCray, Intel‘s IT Program Manager. Intel IT is a leader in the activation and use of AMT. They have activated & provisioned over 10k machines – hear how they did it, why they are doing it & how to make your integration better based on Intel IT’s best known methods. The geekery begins at 6:30 pm EST.

International recording artisit Amber is joining JoshCo at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss her new single.

Don’t miss Golf.com Radio‘s Monday recap. Tommy Dee and Jessica Marksbury discuss the stories from this past weekend and look forward to all the action at the PGA Championship with the writers and editors of GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated. 2:00 p.m. EST

The Llanview Lowdown recaps the past week on One Life to Live. 6:30 p.m. EST.

Ever wonder whatever happened to Skppy from the hit series Family Ties? Find out tonight as Skippy himself, Marc Price, drops by to talk about his comedy career. 8:00 p.m. EST.

On the Daily MixShaun Daily brings fast and furious highlights from the past week on BlogTalkRadio. Don’t blink or you’ll mix it. 9:00 pm EST.

This is only a drop in the BTR bucket. Do check out our On Air Schedule for the full listing. And don’t forget…all BTR programming is available on demand after the live broadcast.

What’s Going On? August 4, 2008

Marc Price

Marc Price

I was just having a small discussion on Twitter about how you’re never alone with BlogTalkRadio. Because I work alone out of my home, I appreciate a little conversation now and then. I know of some work at homes who have the radio or television on for “background noise.” I do the same with BlogTalkRadio. Plus, in many cases I can become part of the conversation because most of our programs enable chat. I can even call in and give my opinion if I want to. If your place of employment allows you to listen to the radio while you work, you might also consider BlogTalkRadio. There are programs in all genres ranging from business to real estate, from politics to music. Get the whole cube farm in on the conversation!

Here are some highlights for today:

Reality Check has a treat for Big Brother fans. Sheila Kennedy from Big Brother 9 is a guest at 11:00 p.m. EST. Sheila’s going to give her perspective on the current season and cast.

Don’t miss MediaLizzy at 3:00 for this exclusive! Almost in synch with the AP, Media Lizzy broke this story: Chief Deputy Republican Whip Eric Cantor has provided the necessary documents to be vetted for Vice President to AB Culvahouse & Team McCain. A few hours later, Politico was on the trail. Lizzy will replay last Friday’s exclusive interview with Eric Cantor, and look at his Conservative Credentials. Matt Wolking of Wolking’s World will be with her as well! Don’t miss it at 3:00 p.m. EST.

On Intel’s Open Port Radio, listen in as your hosts talk with Dave McCray, Intel‘s IT Program Manager. Intel IT is a leader in the activation and use of AMT. They have activated & provisioned over 10k machines – hear how they did it, why they are doing it & how to make your integration better based on Intel IT’s best known methods. The geekery begins at 6:30 pm EST.

International recording artisit Amber is joining JoshCo at 10:00 a.m. EST to discuss her new single.

Don’t miss Golf.com Radio‘s Monday recap. Tommy Dee and Jessica Marksbury discuss the stories from this past weekend and look forward to all the action at the PGA Championship with the writers and editors of GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated. 2:00 p.m. EST

The Llanview Lowdown recaps the past week on One Life to Live. 6:30 p.m. EST.

Ever wonder whatever happened to Skppy from the hit series Family Ties? Find out tonight as Skippy himself, Marc Price, drops by to talk about his comedy career. 8:00 p.m. EST.

On the Daily MixShaun Daily brings fast and furious highlights from the past week on BlogTalkRadio. Don’t blink or you’ll mix it. 9:00 pm EST.

This is only a drop in the BTR bucket. Do check out our On Air Schedule for the full listing. And don’t forget…all BTR programming is available on demand after the live broadcast.

Alan Levy Goes Head to Head with Newly Merged Sirius XM

BlogTalkRadio Founder & CEO Alan Levy

BlogTalkRadio Founder & CEO Alan Levy

So today’s article in the New York Post headlined “Downed Satellite” includes a one-line quote from me:

“‘I don’t think making people pay subscriber fees for content is sustainable,’ said BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy.”

The quote elicited a somewhat harsh response from the newly-merged Sirius XM satellite radio network. Chief Financial Officer David Frear tried to dismiss my comment by asking:

“We generated $2.3 billion in revenue for the trailing 12 months, how much did BlogTalkRadio generate? Do they have a viable business plan?”

Before I respond to David’s question regarding the viability of our business plan, let me elaborate on why I think Sirius XM is in for hard times. Here’s a list of obstacles I see hindering satellite radio’s growth:

• The cost of content is way too high. Howard Stern, the $500 million man, is reported to have only 1.2 million listeners to his show a week. And those are not unique listeners. Howard has far and away the largest audience on Sirius. (Take a look at the numbers reported just nine months ago in The Daily News.) Notwithstanding the huge contracts awarded to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, I believe the days of big radio contracts are over.

• Cars are being equipped with devices that can accommodate Internet surfing. Why subscribe to Sirius XM when passengers can access their Last.fm, Yahoo or Pandora playlists? There are endless choices for streaming music, all far more appealing than the choices offered by satellite radio.

• Cars are also being equipped with iPod jacks and other MP3 accessories.

• When cars can accommodate the Web, why should someone pay a subscription fee for CNN or Fox News when content can be streamed directly off those websites for free?

• There’s a limit to the number of channels – and, thus, content – that can be distributed on the Sirius XM network. In July, more than 4,000 hosts produced tens of thousands of hours of programming on BlogTalkRadio. How many hours of programming did Sirius and XM offer?

• While I haven’t scoured Sirius and XM’s annual reports to determine the cost of maintaining a satellite network, there’s no doubt that a low-cost, Internet-based model for creating and distributing content is far more appealing to investors.

• We live in an on-demand TiVo world. To date, BlogTalkRadio has produced more than 110,000 discrete shows, all of which are accessible via our network. Audiences want to consume content when they want it and not when it’s scheduled. Does Sirius XM make all its content available in archives?

Of course, what do I know? As Sirius XM’s CFO asks, “Do they have a viable business model”?

Let’s see…

• Unlike satellite or traditional terrestrial radio, our costs to produce, distribute and store content is negligible.

• We have more than three million listeners per month to shows whose topics range from politics to entertainment to sports to parenting to paranormal. Our hosts produce more than 500 live shows a day, and there is no limit on the number of shows or hosts the BlogTalkRadio radio network can accommodate.

• We aggregate programming by topic, thereby offering a far more targeted audience to our customers.

• Lastly, we license privately-branded radio networks to major companies and organizations, including the Department of Defense, Sun Microsystems, HarperCollins and Golf Magazine.

It’s an interesting debate, and one I’m looking forward to engaging in as it develops.

Alan

What's Going On? Finally Friday Edition!

The Gits' Mia Zapata

The Gits' Mia Zapata

Happy Friday, radio fans.  Do you have great weekend plans? You know, even if you’re away from your laptop you can still listen to great segments. Download your BlogTalkRadio favorites and take them with you!  I like to remind listeners about our in demand programming because I often hear from people who would like to tune in but don’t think they can because they missed the live broadcast. Don’t ever let that deter you from taking in a great segment!

We’re having another one of those days where our “studios” are filled with so much awesome content I don’t know if I have space to mention it all.  I’ll do my darndest though…check out the highlights:

  • Did you know the D.O.D has a regular segment on BlogTalkRadio? That’s right. Today at the Department of Defense Blogger’s Roundtable: More than 100 active and Reserve Sailors and Soldiers, mainly from MDSU-2 Norfolk and the U.S. Army Dive Company from Fort Eustis, Va., have been working since June 1 to raise the former Soviet submarine K-77, also known as Juliet 484. The 1960’s-era Soviet cruise missile submarine-turned-museum sank at the pier during a nor’easter on April 17, 2007. This is worth a listen as the sub has a great history. Today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • Don’t miss World Talk Live‘s Seinfeld Special today at 6:00 p.m. EST. Liz Sheridan, who played
    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry’s mom in the series and Soup Nazi Larry Thomas are coming by to answer questions and reminisce.

  • Writers and journalists will be interested to learn the Columbia Journalism School will present a discussion about instructional technology for the 2008-09 academic year. Get all your technology questions answered by sending them in advance to: dos@jrn.columbia.edu. Today’s speakers are Larry Fried, Assistant Dean for Technology, and Craig Hettich Broadcast Technology Manager. That’s this morning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tonight on After Dark Radio, who killed Mia Zapata? Guests Kerri O’Kane and Jessica Bender discuss their film “The Gits“: The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata. 10:00 pm. EST.
  • Natalie, from the MTV reality program “Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods” is a guest on Hollywood Hits today to dish on what really went down behind the scenes. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Not too shabby, right? And that’s only a few of the highlights. Do check out today’s On Air Schedule for a complete rundown.

Have a great weekend!

What’s Going On? Finally Friday Edition!

The Gits' Mia Zapata

The Gits' Mia Zapata

Happy Friday, radio fans.  Do you have great weekend plans? You know, even if you’re away from your laptop you can still listen to great segments. Download your BlogTalkRadio favorites and take them with you!  I like to remind listeners about our in demand programming because I often hear from people who would like to tune in but don’t think they can because they missed the live broadcast. Don’t ever let that deter you from taking in a great segment!

We’re having another one of those days where our “studios” are filled with so much awesome content I don’t know if I have space to mention it all.  I’ll do my darndest though…check out the highlights:

  • Did you know the D.O.D has a regular segment on BlogTalkRadio? That’s right. Today at the Department of Defense Blogger’s Roundtable: More than 100 active and Reserve Sailors and Soldiers, mainly from MDSU-2 Norfolk and the U.S. Army Dive Company from Fort Eustis, Va., have been working since June 1 to raise the former Soviet submarine K-77, also known as Juliet 484. The 1960’s-era Soviet cruise missile submarine-turned-museum sank at the pier during a nor’easter on April 17, 2007. This is worth a listen as the sub has a great history. Today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • Don’t miss World Talk Live‘s Seinfeld Special today at 6:00 p.m. EST. Liz Sheridan, who played
    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry’s mom in the series and Soup Nazi Larry Thomas are coming by to answer questions and reminisce.

  • Writers and journalists will be interested to learn the Columbia Journalism School will present a discussion about instructional technology for the 2008-09 academic year. Get all your technology questions answered by sending them in advance to: dos@jrn.columbia.edu. Today’s speakers are Larry Fried, Assistant Dean for Technology, and Craig Hettich Broadcast Technology Manager. That’s this morning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tonight on After Dark Radio, who killed Mia Zapata? Guests Kerri O’Kane and Jessica Bender discuss their film “The Gits“: The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata. 10:00 pm. EST.
  • Natalie, from the MTV reality program “Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods” is a guest on Hollywood Hits today to dish on what really went down behind the scenes. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Not too shabby, right? And that’s only a few of the highlights. Do check out today’s On Air Schedule for a complete rundown.

Have a great weekend!

Golf.com Radio Debuts!

Golf.com Radio Debuts

Golf.com Radio Debuts

Golf.com, the official website of Golf Magazine is launching Golf.com Radio, a twice-weekly segment for golf lovers, addicts and aficionados.

Airing Monday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. EST, each Golf.com Radio broadcast will highlight the latest PGA Tour news, while featuring the magazine’s instruction, travel and equipment editors, who will help listeners improve their games. Guests slated to appear are PGA pro Brandt Snedeker, CBS sportscasters Peter Kostis and David Feherty, Sports Illustrated writers Damon Hack and John Garrity and Golf Channel reporter Michael Breed.

Listeners will be invited to call in at (347)215-9448, part in chat sessions or just sit back and absorb the expert tips. Don’t despair if you miss any Golf.com Radio segments; they’ll be available on-demand immediately after each broadcast.