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Be a Top Notch Broadcaster

Being a radio broadcaster opens many doors, interviewing celebrities and other A-listers give you the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people. For example you could interview one of Hollywood’s top stars one day and the next day and you could be interviewing someone who won a pulitzer prize. People and their stories are the true core of broadcasting.

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A Sneak Peek at Our Shiny New Site

BlogTalkRadio will have a fresh new look this year, and we’re giving you a sneak peek at what we’re working on. In the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing a sleek new design and tons of awesome features for our listeners and hosts, making your experience even easier and more enjoyable than ever.

The new design will include:

1. Fun Browsing Made Easy

First thing’s first. The images atop the home page represent a selection of newly streamlined categories. You’ll be able to hover over them to more easily explore your favorite content right away.

Our new homepage will also highlight the best shows on the network so you instantly see what everyone’s talking about.

We’re extremely proud of our incredible shows and want the world to know about them. We’re expanding the main navigation to give hosts more exposure where it matters most and listeners get immediate access to the best of the best. The “Live” menu will display what’s live on-air, while the “Explore” menu will display what’s Popular, our Best Of, Staff Picks and Featured Hosts.

We also added new section headers to help you find your way around.

2. Cut to the Chase

We’ve made search results and show pages clearer, so you’ll be able to quickly scan and find the shows you want.

Search Results

3. Simplified, Visual Categories

Our original category list was overwhelming, making it tough to dig through favorite topics. We pared it down to the essentials: 20 main categories, with subcategories where needed. What’s more, you’ll be able to enjoy a visual categories menu for at-a-glance browsing.

Blog Talk Radio Sports

4. Faster Site
With thousands of shows live on-air each day, how fast our site loads makes all the difference. We’ve rebuilt old pages with new technology to improve the site’s speed. You’ll see how much easier it is to explore and listen to your favorite shows.

Stay tuned for the shiny new BlogTalkRadio!

Let us know what you think of the new look in the comments below and visit our community thread to tell us what other great features you’d like to see on BlogTalkRadio for the rest of 2013. Leave your feedback.

The USPTO Thinks BTR is Pretty Cool (and we got a patent to prove it!)

Earlier this month, our parent company Cinchcast was issued a patent from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for its interactive audio publishing platform that powers BlogTalkRadio.  As a result, hosts on our network are now using a technology that is not available on any other platform but ours.  Here’s what Alan Levy, our CEO had to say about it: “When we created the Cinchcast platform in Fall of 2006, we believed that we had invented a new way to use the phone. In essence, we transformed the phone into a publishing platform.”

We are really excited that the USPTO recognizes how innovative and unique our platform is.  Our technology is the only one of its kind that has allowed for thousands of hosts to share their voice and interact with millions of listeners across the world.  We think the USPTO is right to think that’s pretty cool!  You can read more about our patent here.

Deepak Chopra Radio Launches With Cinchcast & BlogTalkRadio

“Cinchcast’s technology and the BlogTalkRadio network are enabling me to create my own media platform,” Deepak Chopra

We’re happy to announce that Deepak Chopra is leveraging Cinchcast (BlogTalkRadio’s parent company) and BlogTalkRadio to launch his own online talk radio show.

Deepak Chopra is a leading expert in the fields of spirituality and alternative medicine and a New York Times best-selling author in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.  He has helped countless people experience physical and emotional healing and gain greater fulfillment in their lives.  He created Deepak Chopra Radio to provide an online forum for compelling and thought provoking conversations on success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being and spirituality.

“Cinchcast’s technology and the BlogTalkRadio network are enabling me to create my own media platform,” said Deepak Chopra. “The simplicity of broadcasting using only a phone enables me to bring together thought leaders from across the globe from the worlds of spirituality, science and politics to create and share a dialogue on today’s most important topics.”

We are thrilled to welcome Deepak Chopra into our host community and onto our network.  Deepak Chopra Radio is available online now at BlogTalkRadio.com, DeepakChopra.com and on iTunes.

Welcome Deepak!

Read the full announcement here.

New Studio Is Live On BlogTalkRadio

New Studio Has Launched!

We are happy to announce that the New Studio has moved out of beta and is now live on BlogTalkRadio.  You can read more about the new design and features at the press release.

We’ve also put together several resources to help you quickly get familiar with the New Studio. These are available here.

And, if you have additional questions or would like to provide us with feedback, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Try Out BlogTalkRadio’s New Studio! Now in Beta!

We’re very excited to announce the Beta release of BlogTalkRadio’s new Studio!

Studio Resources

BlogTalkRadio New and Improved Studio!

The new features and design make producing and promoting your show even easier. Over the next few weeks, we invite you to test the New Studio and get comfortable with it before it goes live. You’ll find more information on what you can expect during the Beta phase below.

The New Studio features:

– A virtual broadcasting Studio with a great new look and feel that’s easier than ever to use
– Enhanced switchboard and integrated audio management and chat features to help you better manage your show and engage your audience
– Integrated promotional tools that enable you to simply promote your show and grow your audience
– Improved audio upload and controls
– Ability to view and edit your episode information directly from the Studio

How to test the new Studio
During the Beta phase, you’ll have the choice of whether you want to use the new Studio or the current switchboard to host your shows. You’ll also be able to host additional test shows during this time period without having them count toward your daily episode limits. Just be sure to select “Test” under “Visibility” when scheduling your show. If you have yet to sign up as a host on BlogTalkRadio, this is a great time to start as the new Studio makes broadcasting like a pro even easier. (New hosts can sign up here)

Resources to help you get started
We’ve put together several useful Studio resources (User Guide, Screencasts, FAQs) to help you quickly get familiar with how things work. You can access these here.

We want your feedback
Since we’re still in Beta, please let us know if you run into any problems as you are testing the Studio or if you have any questions. You can email us directly at beta<at>blogtalkradio.com.

We hope you enjoy the new Studio!

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

sidRobin Milling of Milling About welcomes Ewan McGregor who has had many love interests, but none have touched him as much as his canine co-star, Cosmo, in his latest film Beginners. McGregor tells host Robin Milling how he bonded with the pup which led to his new love “Sid”.

lauraschwartzBusiness Insanity Talk Radio‘s Barry Moltz discusses success tips from White House Insider, Laura Schwartz, former Special Assistant to the President and The White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration.

pjtv528This week Steve Rosenblum is joined by two conservative media icons. First up is Bill Whittle of PJTV‘s ‘Trifecta’ and ‘Afterburner’ shows. Then they talk with Tony Katz of PJTV’s ‘The Conversation’. Tony also has an increasingly successful syndicated radio show called ‘The Tony Katz Radio Spectacular’

ccg526Join Todd Griffiths with special guest Utah attorney, Larry Hilton. Hilton helped draft the law that recently established Gold and Silver as legal tender in Utah.

521The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes Chicago Home + Garden magazine editor-in-chief Jan Parrto the studio, golf club customization expert Bob Mendrallais calling us up, and chatting about great car/chase movies with Chicago Film Critics Assocation vice president Erik Childress.

BlogTalkRadio’s Highlights of Last Week

randy-savage1Pro Wrestling Report remembers “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Randy known for his flamboyant wardrobe and catch phrase “Ooooh yeahhh” passed away at the age of 58 on Friday, May 20, 2011.

goergeThe Breakdown was joined by George Lopez on the program!! You all know him as a funny guy, but he has some serious NBA knowledge too. He’ll breakdown the Lakers’ playoff meltdown against the Mavericks this year plus he’ll tell us why he won’t be crying if the Purple and Gold stink it up over the next few years.

david-anders-david-anders-2852447-800-600David Anders joined the V.R.O.’s Vampire Diaries Month of May 2011 guest list! David is known for his role in the TV Series 24, Heroes, and Alias. Tonight he will be talking about his role has John Gilbert in the TV Series the Vampire Diaries.

geraldineKate Sullivan interviews Geraldine Brooks, winner of a Pulitzer Prize award for fiction. Brooks, won the Pulitzer for her novel, MARCH, which won widespread acclaim. In this segment of About the Books, Kate talks with Geraldine Brooks about her novel, CALEB’S CROSSING, released this month from The Viking Press.