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Pippert Prevails in Round 1 of Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker

Call her The Texas Terror!


Pippert: Triumphant talker.

Julie Pippert of Houston pummeled fellow Heading Left host Lynne Lupien of Lowell, Mass., yesterday in Round One of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Julie’s victory (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) was announced today by FOX News Radio anchor Spencer Hughes during Round 2 of the competition, on Fox Across America, which is hosting the historic debate series.

“As a writer, I never expected to get involved in radio, but I’ve found a new love. BlogTalkRadio enables me and my fellow MOMocrats to host discussions that people around the world can hear,” Julie tells us. “Now when we mention our BlogTalkRadio show to political leaders we’d like to interview, frequently they say, ‘I know Blog Talk Radio.'”

Tonight we’ll tell you what topic tomorrow’s Heading Left contestants will be tussling over, and tomorrow we’ll tell you the name of the Heading Right victor in today’s competition.  (Don’t worry – it’s simpler than it sounds.)

So don’t touch that mouse under any circumstances.

‘Battle’ Begins Today for America’s Favorite Blog Talker

Round 1 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – gets under way today at 2 p.m. EDT, with Heading Left hosts Lynne Lupien of Lowell, Mass., and Julie Pippert of Houston, Texas, squaring off.





Their topic? The $700 billion Wall Street bailout just approved by Congress.

And tomorrow, Heading Right launches its war of words, as Kevin Ross of Los Angeles takes on Chad Everson of Princeton, Minn.

So be sure to catch all the action in this historic debate series – and don’t forget to check back here for updates as the battle unfolds.

BlogTalkRadio Hosts Go Big-Time—on FOX—for Election Showdown

Way back in 2004, when John Kerry was challenging George W. Bush for the highest office in the land, few Americans had ever heard the word blog—let alone spent much of their free time devouring the most passionate and incisive among them.

What a difference an embattled administration makes.fox-btr-bbt-300x250

Today, blogging is not only the New Journalism, it’s a major force in shaping our nation’s political opinions.

So it should come as no surprise that FOX News Radio has selected eight of BlogTalkRadio’s most passionate and incisive hosts to voice their opinions about Election 2008 in the mainstream.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET, four hosts from our Heading Left Channel and four from Heading Right will square off during a weeklong, one-on-one tournament that will determine the best blog talker from each side of the political spectrum.

Election 2008: Battle of the Blog Talkers unfolds on FOX Across America, which is hosted by Spencer Hughes and carried on FOXNewsRadio.com and Sirius XM Radio.  (To hear more about this special, click here now.)

Lynne: Leading off the the left.

Lynne Lupien: Leading off the the left.

In Round 1, Spencer will moderate a debate between two Heading Left hosts, who will each have five minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the same topic. Listeners then vote (via mobile-text message and online poll) for their favorite blog talker, who in turn moves onto Round 3. Meanwhile, two Heading Right hosts square off in Round 2, with the most popular moving onto Round 4. And in Round 5, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors go head to head.

After each round, the topics will be opened to discussion with Spencer, as well as with listeners calling into the show.

Then, throughout the week of Oct. 20, live from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors will join Spencer in co-hosting a special FOX News Radio Election 2008 series.

Here are the BlogTalkRadio hosts who’ll be doing battle:

Chad Everson:

Chad Everson: Ready to do battle for the right.

Heading Left

Lynne Lupien of Lowell, MA: Left Ahead!.

Julie Pippert of Houston, TX: MOMocrats.

David McLaughlin of Rome, GA: The Kudzu Vine.

Tom D’Antoni of Portland, OR: D’Antoni and Levine.

Heading Right

Kevin Ross of Los Angeles, CA: The Kevin Ross Show.

Chad Everson of Princeton, MN: Grizzly Groundswell.

Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, OR: Media Lizzy.

Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, FL: Andrea Shea King Show.

Once the war of words gets under way, we’ll be keeping your apprised of all the action, so— in addition to tuning into this historic series—be sure to check in here daily.