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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!

Department of Defense on BlogTalkRadio

The Department of Defense continues to embrace social media with BlogTalkRadio.

DoDBlogTalkRadio is pleased to announce we are working with the Department of Defense to develop live, Internet talk shows aimed to inform internal audiences, the public and the blogger community about Pentagon activities and initiatives starting with these two shows:

  • The Department of Defense Bloggers’ Roundtable connects bloggers and online citizen journalists with DoD civilian and military leaders and subject matter experts. The Roundtable provides source material where available, including audio, photo, video, transcripts, biographies and related fact sheets.
  • ASY Live or “America Supports You,” is a nationwide program designed to recognize citizens’ support for our military men and women and communicate that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad. Interviews range from Department of Defense personnel, to patriotic citizens and non-profit homefront organizations.

Allison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs:

“We’re using new media in the Department of Defense because it’s allowing us to create a more customized experience for our diverse worldwide audiences. They can access our news and information where they want it, when they want it. BlogTalkRadio is one of the new media formats enabling us to provide that more personalized experience.”

BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy:

“The Pentagon has recognized BlogTalkRadio’s ability to reach various targeted audiences utilizing our easy-to-use talk radio broadcasting format. It enables them to deliver prompt information to listeners regarding the War on Terror and other Pentagon activities and programs, while also conveying the feelings and emotion of those who are affected.”

Late 2006, Scott Kesterson started doing live broadcasts from Afghanistan. Since then, we have remained in constant touch with the DoD. Key officers have been guests on Military blogger radio shows and, of course, we already have a number of military spouse shows, like Army Wife Talk Radio and Navy Wife Radio.

BlogTalkRadio welcomes the Department of Defense to the Internet “airwaves.”