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LAFD Gives 12 Minutes of Holiday Safety

The LAFD loves social media, and we’re proud to be in their mix of outreach tools. Today, they’ll be sharing 12 Minutes of Holiday Safety the BlogTalkRadio audience.

LAFD TalkRadio gives you The ’12 Minutes’ of holiday safety, which will feature tips on how to keep one’s family protected from hidden holiday hazards. The show stars LAFD Firefighters who share seasonal safety secrets with you. Callers welcome as the show goes live today at 6pm ET (3pm PT for you Los Angelites).

The LAFD amazes me with their use of numerous Web 2.0 technologies to communicate to its community, including, BlogTalkRadio, the social Internet radio network, micro-blogging platform Twitter, a weblog, the Flickr photo sharing site and more.

Call-in Number: (347) 677-0632

BlogTalkRadio – -It’s Called Empowerment

In essence, what blogs have done to newspapers, Blogtalkradio will do to radio. We empower bloggers, podcasters or novices to speak and interact with their audience in a real time manner and that conversation is broadcast live to an unlimited number of listeners and than archived with RSS subscription.

Rather than using expensive digital recording equipment, all of our hosts can use any type of phone to broadcast their show.We launched our service less than three months ago and we have more than 600 hosts, covering more than 30 genre’s originating from more than 25 countries.

The uses of this platform are truly endless. Consider the following examples:

The Los Angeles fire department use BTR to reach out to the citizens of L.A. to discuss fire policy, prevention and to interview fire department officers – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=1230

An author interviews other authors, conducts book readings, promotes books etc. – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=3035

A politican could use BTR to conduct town hall meetings where they can take calls from voters, have unlimited global streaming and is archived for distribution

A leading pro Bush political blogger hosting talk shows, taking calls from their audience and speaking with guests – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=2924

University professors can broadcast their classes over the web and students can listen and ask questions from home if they can’t make it to the class.

Comedians or musicians trying out material in front of a live on-line audience – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=2260

An interview with one of the top bloggers in the blogosphere who will take calls from her audience – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/default.aspx.

We encourage everyone to visit Blogtalkradio, listen to a show or perhaps host your own talk show.

It’s called empowerment.

Alan Levy Š

BlogTalkRadio – -It’s Called Empowerment

In essence, what blogs have done to newspapers, Blogtalkradio will do to radio. We empower bloggers, podcasters or novices to speak and interact with their audience in a real time manner and that conversation is broadcast live to an unlimited number of listeners and than archived with RSS subscription.

Rather than using expensive digital recording equipment, all of our hosts can use any type of phone to broadcast their show.We launched our service less than three months ago and we have more than 600 hosts, covering more than 30 genre’s originating from more than 25 countries.

The uses of this platform are truly endless. Consider the following examples:

The Los Angeles fire department use BTR to reach out to the citizens of L.A. to discuss fire policy, prevention and to interview fire department officers – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=1230

An author interviews other authors, conducts book readings, promotes books etc. – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=3035

A politican could use BTR to conduct town hall meetings where they can take calls from voters, have unlimited global streaming and is archived for distribution

A leading pro Bush political blogger hosting talk shows, taking calls from their audience and speaking with guests – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=2924

University professors can broadcast their classes over the web and students can listen and ask questions from home if they can’t make it to the class.

Comedians or musicians trying out material in front of a live on-line audience – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?show_id=2260

An interview with one of the top bloggers in the blogosphere who will take calls from her audience – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/default.aspx.

We encourage everyone to visit Blogtalkradio, listen to a show or perhaps host your own talk show.

It’s called empowerment.

Alan Levy Š

“Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Lift Off”

Yes, I know, I tinkered with the famous phrase just a bit.

Back in 1969, when the Apollo landed on the moon, our well respected NASA officials either must have only had men working in the Houston control center OR they believed that only men were listening to and watching history get made. Hey, what gives!!

Nevertheless, we at Blogtalkradio certainly do not share the same view towards gender equality in the Blogosphere. In honor of Jaime’s participation at the Blogher conference this past weekend in San Jose and our launch of the Women in the Blogosphere series, one of our objectives is to help level the playing field in the blogosphere. See Jaime’s post earlier today.

The phrase “we have lift off” couldn’t be more appropriate for the launch of Blogtalkradio. In less than one week, “on air”, we have over 475 shows programmed, originating from more than 20 countries (including such landmark countries sucsh as Chad and Swaziland), covering more than 20 seperate genre’s. Truly incredible!!

This past past weekend, while we were sweltering in the heat in the northeast along with the rest of the country, our friends at the Los Angeles Fire Department hosted their first blogshow. Although we did have some technical problems, namely an unanticipated number of inbound calls hitting our platform, the folks at the LAFD were quite pleased with the experience.

Not only do we appreciate their patience and their loyalty to this new medium, they had nice things to say to the LA Times. As you can see on the following link, and I quote

“The thing is really to empower the public,” said spokesman Brian Humphrey, after his first show from the department operations control division four floors below City Hall East. “It’s obvious to me that there’s interest and a potential need.”

The article in today’s LA Times, goes on to say,

“Humphrey also foresees “LAFD TalkRadio” as a resource in times of duress, such as the response and recovery phase of a disaster. The department could rely on its own broadcast to inform people and let them know they’re not alone.

The key word here is “empowerment.” Over time, my posts will explore this concept in great detail.

Brian, once again I want to thank you and the LAFD for using Blogtalkradio and helping us to improve and promote this new and exciting experience.

Alan

“Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Lift Off”

Yes, I know, I tinkered with the famous phrase just a bit.

Back in 1969, when the Apollo landed on the moon, our well respected NASA officials either must have only had men working in the Houston control center OR they believed that only men were listening to and watching history get made. Hey, what gives!!

Nevertheless, we at Blogtalkradio certainly do not share the same view towards gender equality in the Blogosphere. In honor of Jaime’s participation at the Blogher conference this past weekend in San Jose and our launch of the Women in the Blogosphere series, one of our objectives is to help level the playing field in the blogosphere. See Jaime’s post earlier today.

The phrase “we have lift off” couldn’t be more appropriate for the launch of Blogtalkradio. In less than one week, “on air”, we have over 475 shows programmed, originating from more than 20 countries (including such landmark countries sucsh as Chad and Swaziland), covering more than 20 seperate genre’s. Truly incredible!!

This past past weekend, while we were sweltering in the heat in the northeast along with the rest of the country, our friends at the Los Angeles Fire Department hosted their first blogshow. Although we did have some technical problems, namely an unanticipated number of inbound calls hitting our platform, the folks at the LAFD were quite pleased with the experience.

Not only do we appreciate their patience and their loyalty to this new medium, they had nice things to say to the LA Times. As you can see on the following link, and I quote

“The thing is really to empower the public,” said spokesman Brian Humphrey, after his first show from the department operations control division four floors below City Hall East. “It’s obvious to me that there’s interest and a potential need.”

The article in today’s LA Times, goes on to say,

“Humphrey also foresees “LAFD TalkRadio” as a resource in times of duress, such as the response and recovery phase of a disaster. The department could rely on its own broadcast to inform people and let them know they’re not alone.

The key word here is “empowerment.” Over time, my posts will explore this concept in great detail.

Brian, once again I want to thank you and the LAFD for using Blogtalkradio and helping us to improve and promote this new and exciting experience.

Alan