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BlogTalkRadio Reaches 40,000 Episode Milestone

Yesterday BlogTalkRadio archived it’s 40,000th show. Forty thousand! That’s a big day for us and our hosts. When you think that we started in September of 2006 with zero shows, that’s quite a milestone. And one worth posting about.

And we couldn’t do it without you, our outstanding hosts, who use this platform as a way to share your messages and touch the lives of others.

Forty-thousand episodes broadcast through the BlogTalkRadio site into the hearts and minds of listeners all across the globe. It took 15 months to reach that number from zero. But it won’t take us long to archive another 40,000 shows at this rate.

What a great ride we’ve been on and I look forward to our continued growth and success. As CEO, I’m proud of our team for their support and our hosts who continue to generate outstanding content every single day. To another forty-thousand shows…

Alan Levy
CEO

What Is a Social Radio Network?

We have been spending a fair amount of time talking about how Blogtalkradio is the first “social radio network”.

In our view, traditional radio is inherently flawed and that’s why it is an industry in decline. Terrestrial radio is limited among other things, by high costs, limited geographic reach, no archival capability and a declining audience and hence revenue base. Clearly another significant weakness in the nearly century old medium is that the barriers to entry are way too high for the “citizen broadcaster” to get on air.

Who is to say that there is only one Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh or Al Franken out there? Until now, the citizen broadcaster has been unable to seize the airwaves. Now finally, anyone with a phone or an internet connection can broadcast a live call-in talkshow complete with unlimited streaming, archival capability and RSS feeds.

Blogtalkradio is open and ready for business. In fact, we have been open for three months and in this brief time, tens of thousands of shows have been broadcast live and downloaded.

The movement has just begun and we are looking for you, the citizen broadcaster to check our service, listen to a show and if you dare, host your own.

Just today, we came across a post written by USC Professor Jerry Del Colliano who hits the nail right on the head.

We look forward to seeing you “on-air”

Alan