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Alan & Friends Year-End Show Celebration with BlogTalkRadio Staff & Hosts

Alan Levy, CEO of BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy

We’re hosting a year-end show celebration, and you’re invited! Our Host No. 1 and CEO Alan Levy is throwing a year-end extravaganza with a few friends from the network.

He’ll be co-hosting the show with BlogTalkRadio’s own Amy Domestico, Customer Service & Co-Host of BlogTalkRadio University and Chitra Agrawal, Director of Marketing & Co-Host of BlogTalkRadio University and Storytellers.

Comedian Rodney Perry

Comedian Rodney Perry

Joining Alan, will be some of our most-loved hosts including Rodney Perry, Lara Galloway, Sree Sreenivasan, Eric Olsen, Gael Sylvia, Anthony Donahue and Halli Casser-Jayne. They’ll be gathering together on December 20 for the Alan & Friends’ Year-End Celebration.

Lara Galloway

Mom Biz Coach Lara Galloway

The fun begins Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET (save the date by joining our Facebook event), as BlogTalkRadio Co-Founder and CEO Alan Levy celebrates 2012 by welcoming an all-star lineup to chat about their shows, what’s next in 2013 and take live callers.

ASK AWAY: Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask our CEO or one of our featured hosts on the show? Join our Facebook event to save the date and tune in online or by dialing (866) 691-7714. Don’t miss it!

Daily Highlights: Tuesday; October 5, 2010


Olivia Wilder gets up close and personal with Eric Roberts, who chats about reconciling with sister Julia Roberts after years of frosty relations. “I was a rather negative person, and she got tired of it,” he says—before adding that, now, “We talk almost every day via email.”

Just Facts Radio’s Jim Agresti and Steve Cardone welcome Lawrence W. Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education. The free-market advocate (and freelance journalist) will chat about the Great Recession, and how President Obama is faring in repairing the damage.

Betty Jo Tucker kicks off Horror Month on Movie Addict Headquarters by scaring up a chat with Nicolai Dorian, who stars in the new fright flick Let Me In, which tells the story of a bullied young boy who befriends a young female vampire living in secrecy with her guardian.

Small Business Solutions host Celeb Barlow sits down with IBM Marketing Manager Bilal Jaffrey and BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy for a discussion on social media—the opportunity for the IT reseller that’s as easy as using the phone—and the necessary tools to get started.

Icon Fetch host Tony Peters rocks out with Jesse Valensuela, guitarist and founding member of The Gin Blossoms, who charted big-time in the ‘90s with hits like Hey Jealousy and Found Out About You. Jesse will fill us in on the band new album, No Chocolate Cake.

World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick dish with Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. The German-born actor will share his adventures upon immigrating to the U.S., and subsequent travels abroad.

Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; June 28, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:


fishfulthinking-10At 3 PM Host Dr. Karen Reivich chats with a group of moms who practice Fishful Thinking about building self-confidence and self-efficacy, and the differences between the two, including person praise versus process praise, and how these techniques have impacted their kids’ lives.


shirley-faisonAt 7 PM The Spirited Actor’s Tracey Moore kicks it with Shirley Faison of the New York City-based theatrical talent agency Carson-Adler, who previsouly worked as producer and director—and whose son is Scrubs star Donald Faison.


stupidcancershow-10At 9 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes BlogTalkRadio Director of Customer Relations and Operations Shannon-Dingee-Kramer—who’s also a young adult survivor—and BlogTalkRadio Founder and CEO Alan Levy.


david-homykAt 10 PM Music on the Couch host Vinny Bond goes one-on-one with music producer David Homyk, who has worked with Beyoncé—and regularly appears on All My Children. Also a singer-songwriter-guitarist, David will chat about his debut album, True Story.


eric-dariusAlso at 10 PM Talking Smooth Jazz host Terri Scott gets busy with sax master Eric Darius, who released his first album—Cruisin’—at age 17, and whose new CD, the funk-imbued On a Mission, drops June 29.


Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Alan Levy’s ‘Little Idea that Could Is Succeeding Online Where Terrestrial Radio Couldn’t,’ Says MediaBistro

If you’ve yet to read up on BlogTalkRadio Founder and CEO Alan Levy, today’s a great time to start.

Because MediaBistro—the must-read site for media pros (and those who aspire to such)—has just published a 1,400-word profile by Kristen Fischer titled, “So What Do You Do, Alan Levy, Founder and CEO of BlogTalkRadio?”

CAPTION: Alan: "Podcast innovator."

Alan: "Podcast innovator."

“With about 1,300 new BlogTalkRadio shows popping up daily covering everything from the home birthing phenomenon to African-American conservatives, anyone’s voice can be heard,” MediaBistro writes.

“And thanks to an amazing technology that lets you call in live and speak to hosts, Levy’s little idea that could is succeeding online where terrestrial radio couldn’t.”

As for Alan’s take on our rapidly-emerging media sector, he says:

“The real power of BlogTalkRadio is the live aspect of the platform. By taking live callers or interviewing a panel of guests, this dynamic medium makes the conversation much more engaging then the majority of traditional podcasts, which do not enable live call-ins.

“We have also created a Continue reading

Programming Highlights; March 23, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

be-the-media-for-christieAt 1 PM David Mathison, author of Be The Media and host on BlogTalkRadio, discusses how you can build your platform and brand by writing a book, through speaking, podcasting, and maximizing the potential of social media with Paul Lawrence Vann.

frankenstein-dude-for-christieAt 4 PM Fred Wiebel, Jr., author of Edison’s Frankenstein, joins Movie Addict Headquarters to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first film appearance of Mary Shelley’s iconic monster.

Vancouver Olympics LugeAt 6 PM Special guests include Svein Romstad, Secretary General of the International Luge Federation, and Gordon Price, Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver who discusses the city’s sustainability efforts with World Footprints.

indian-author-for-christieAt 7 PM Book Club Girl welcomes Thrity Umrigar, acclaimed and bestselling author of The Space Between Us to discuss her newest novel in paperback, The Weight of Heaven, set in a globalized India.

ahaha-some-dude-for-christieAt 9 PM The Career Catalyst welcomes Jeffrey G. Allen, a leading placement lawyer and author of the most bestselling career books, including Instant Interviews.

Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Programming Highlights; March 1, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

456x330At 8 PM Liz Lee, star of hit MTV show My Life as Liz joins Somewhere in Vegas to talk about teen angst in her Texas town, and her newfound celebrity.



17898At 8 PM Army Wife Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Diane England from PTSD Relationship to talk about the symptoms of PTSD and how you can work through it as a couple.



andrew-keen-for-christieAt 8 PM The Alan Levy Show welcomes entrepreneur and author Andrew Keen to talk about his book, Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture



stepAt 8 PM Stepmom’s Toolbox dishes tips, tools and advice for stepmothers with Wednesday Martin, author of a great resource for stepmoms entitled Stepmonster.



wmAt 10 PM Regina’s Universe welcomes the people who bought you People of Walmart to talk about their new venture, That’s My Boss! the craziest collection of horror stories about bosses around.



firefly_adam_baldwin_99_bestof-provAt midnight TV and Film star Adam Baldwin and his friend and colleague Mike Rauseo guest co-host Stage Right Radio with special guests Bill Whittle of PJTV.com, Jeremy Boering of Big Hollywood Hunter Baker of The End of Secularism, and Sid Burgess.



Thousands of live radio shows broadcast live everyday on BlogTalkRadio. Find out what’s on live now.

Be the Media on BlogTalkRadio

It’s a new year, and that means its time to up your game and be the best you can be online.bethemedia

Enter Be the Media author David Mathison, a noted media consultant, speaker, publisher, and entrepreneur.  Mathison is a former VP at Reuters, where he helped pioneer online content syndication.

Today he launches his new counterpart Be the Media show on BlogTalkRadio, which invites noted bloggers, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, podcasters and more, for interactive participatory conversations.

The BlogTalkRadio show continues the message of the book, an independent media handbook, with even more useful information to help you accelerate your message, build your audience, and earn more revenues.

To kick off the show, Mathison invites Alan Levy, CEO and co-founder of BlogTalkRadio, to talk about how the site has empowered online radio hosts and to discuss the latest in the site’s functionality and features.  The show airs live at 5pm ET.

Tmathisonhe upcoming roster of guests features some of the biggest names in entertainment and online.  This month alone Be the Media will welcome Michelle Shocked, Jerry HarrisonTegan and Sara, Seth Godin, and Jill Sobule.

To learn more about the book, visit David’s site.  Tune into new Be the Media broadcasts live on Wednesdays, and available for download afterward.  And we’re keeping mum, but stay tuned for even more star-studded interviews!

Why Is BlogTalkRadio Disruptive? Alan Levy Lays It Out in Forbes

If you’re still not convinced that BlogTalkRadio is the wave of the future, don’t take our word for it.

But do consider what our network’s CEO, Alan Levy, has to say on the matter – today in Forbes.com.

“There's no real competition,” says Alan (above).

“There's no real competition,” says Alan (above).

“We are creating a new medium that empowers people to create their own content . . . We believe this is a very compelling concept, and the growth of our company seems to bear that out,” Alan tells the biz bible, in an interview head- lined “Blogging On the Radio.”

“It would be very difficult for some- one to start a company that would compete against us. Our company is built on a phone network that we also own . . . This is a huge competitive advantage for us that would be hard for someone else to replicate,” he goes on to say, adding:

“There’s no way [terrestrial radio stations] can compete with us . . . Even if you assume the future of radio is in satellite radio . . . the very cost of satellite transmission is prohibitive.”

To read Alan’s full Forbes interview, click here.