Thursday, January 08, 2009

Red State Town Hall (BlogTalkRadio) Live Broadcast

I'd like to make an announcement that some of you might find of interest, especially those of you who are politically inclined.  Many of you know that I've always loved to talk about the new, politics, current events, etc.  I've had a blog for quite sometime, but I've simply not had the time to post to it on a regular basis and have always thought that a blog post was too limited with respect to having a true dialog about important issues.

I've been encouraged for years to write a book and have even been told by quite a few people that I should be on the radio. The book is on my list of things to do and I will do it someday before I cash in my chips, but the idea of having a radio show was comical, as it's just simply never going to happen.

Well sort of........I recently discovered BlogTalkRadio and after looking into it, decided to create a LIVE radio show over the web, complete with callers, using their service.  I just finished an initial "intro" broadcast of my show.  The name of the show is "Red State Town Hall".  

I'd like to invite all of you to check it out when you have the time.  The first broadcast (only 15 minutes) can be played over the web or downloaded and you can play it at your leisure later.  

Here's the link to my show page:  Red State Town Hall

I was a bit nervous and wasn't sure I was even using the software correctly, but I think I did ok, for a first attempt.  The biggest mistake that I made was to announce the date and time of the first real show without actually scheduling it first.

If you listen to my broadcast, I mention that the first show will be on Saturday, January 10th at 10:00pm EST.  Being a rookie, I didn't realize that BlogTalkRadio doesn't allow the "small fry" to broadcast during "primetime" when all the much larger network shows are being broadcast.  

Therefore, I had to schedule my first real broadcast for Saturday, January 10th at 11:00pm.  That's 11pm, not 10pm as the intro broadcast states.  If you go to my show page, it correctly shows the correct time.  It even has a "reminder" button so that you'll receive an email reminder prior to the broadcast.

Saturday night's topic will be PEBO (President Elect Barrack Obama) and his 1 Trillion-Dollar Pork Fest.  Feel free to call in and share your thoughts, vent your frustrations over the current economic mess or simply call in to say "Hello".

I look forward to talking to some of you Saturday night.  As I stated in the intro broadcast, I plan on broadcasting at least once per week and will begin with a 30-minute broadcast, each Saturday night.   If there is enough interest, I may extend the broadcast to 1 hour.

Also, if this goes over pretty well, I'm considering taking on a co-host, so if any of you are interested, let me know.