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‘AskTheHost’ Lets BTR Audiences Say Good-bye to Long-Distance Charges

“This could lead to some very compelling discussion – imagine a talk show on international politics with input from around the world.”

That’s the thumbs-up verdict on BlogTalkRadio’s “AskTheHost” feature, from sway-holding weblog TechCrunch.

Launched today, AskTheHost makes it possible for BTR listeners to participate in any one of the network’s 450-plus live daily shows without wracking up long-distance calling charges – or even having a traditional landline or wireless phone.

Rather, the “one-click” Flash-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service lets them listen and call into shows directly from their Web browser. They only need to plug a microphone into their computer, log onto BTR and “dial in” via the AskTheHost widget.

BlogTalkRadio expects AskTheHost to spur a dramatic increase in its listenership and audience participation, both in the United States and abroad.

“Unlike other VoIP applications like Skype, no software downloads are needed to use AskTheHost,” says Alan Levy, CEO and co-founder of BlogTalkRadio. “Users can call into shows from anywhere in the world, from any computer that has an Internet connection.”

BlogTalkRadio Brings Tech’s Best to Talk Transparency and Business

Check out this amazing list of tech and business shows coming up on Media 2.Open with John C. Havens and Shel Holtz starting today at noon Eastern Time.

3/20/2008, 12:00pm ET 3:30pm ET an Interview with Lynne d Johnson, the Senior Editor for FastCompany.com and blogger at www.lynnedjohnson.com. She’ll be talking about the nature of Transparency and how Circle of Friends and FC TV has helped increase communication / openness between FC and its community.

3/21/2008, 9:00am ET, an Interview with Jeff Pulver, the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur talking transparency and social media breakfasts.

3/21/2008, 1:00pm ET an Interview with Dominic Jones, one of the principals of IR Web Report, created in 2001 to publish research and information about online investor relations practices around the world and to advise public companies on best practices. Dominic is also the founder of Clarity! Communications of Canada Inc., to which he brings more than 15 years of experience in journalism, investor education and online investor relations communications.

3/24/2008, 3pm ET, an Interview with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Inc., a consumer destination site joins John C. Havens for a discussion of transparency and the newly launched Wikia Search, a human-powered, open source search engine.

3/28/2008, 2:45pm ET, an Interview with Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems, CEO and president of Sun Microsystems, blogger, and a member of Sun’s board of directors, is an inveterate communicator. Schwartz has led Sun’s drive to engage the marketplace, and redefined corporate transparency.

BlogTalkRadio Brings Tech's Best to Talk Transparency and Business

Check out this amazing list of tech and business shows coming up on Media 2.Open with John C. Havens and Shel Holtz starting today at noon Eastern Time.

3/20/2008, 12:00pm ET 3:30pm ET an Interview with Lynne d Johnson, the Senior Editor for FastCompany.com and blogger at www.lynnedjohnson.com. She’ll be talking about the nature of Transparency and how Circle of Friends and FC TV has helped increase communication / openness between FC and its community.

3/21/2008, 9:00am ET, an Interview with Jeff Pulver, the Chairman and Founder of pulver.com, and one of the true pioneers of the VoIP industry and a leader in the emerging TV on the Net industry. He is a globally renowned thought leader, author and entrepreneur talking transparency and social media breakfasts.

3/21/2008, 1:00pm ET an Interview with Dominic Jones, one of the principals of IR Web Report, created in 2001 to publish research and information about online investor relations practices around the world and to advise public companies on best practices. Dominic is also the founder of Clarity! Communications of Canada Inc., to which he brings more than 15 years of experience in journalism, investor education and online investor relations communications.

3/24/2008, 3pm ET, an Interview with Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Inc., a consumer destination site joins John C. Havens for a discussion of transparency and the newly launched Wikia Search, a human-powered, open source search engine.

3/28/2008, 2:45pm ET, an Interview with Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems, CEO and president of Sun Microsystems, blogger, and a member of Sun’s board of directors, is an inveterate communicator. Schwartz has led Sun’s drive to engage the marketplace, and redefined corporate transparency.