Social Media Meets Radio
Ever wanted to be on the radio? Hear your own voice deejaying your own music and just doing your own thing? Well now you can.
Blog Talk Radio is an online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. Considered as the audio version of the internet blog, it allows users to host a live call-in broadcast online through the use of a computer and phone on different topics they want. Musicians can have their shows, activists can raise awareness and so on.
Publishers, trainers, coaches and former broadcast journalists who want to create their own online show or podcasts can utilize their platform without having to spend so much. Users are normally given a phone number which they can then promote to allow people to join in the call they are hosting.
Radio shows including podcasts are archived on the site. They can be uploaded to iTunes and shared on other websites or blogs as links or embedded videos.
Founded in 2006 by Alan Levy, Blog Talk Radio gained $4.6 million in funding in 2008 courtesy of the Kraft Group. An additional $1.9 million was raised two years after in 2010 for the platform’s product development efforts.
As of 2010, BlogTalkRadio was recording an estimated 7 million listeners/downloads every month. More than half a million episodes are now archived on the site.
BlogTalkRadio http://www.slideshare.net/Amyblogtalk/blogtalkradio via @SlideShare
Here’s a short video about Blog Talk Radio. Enjoy!
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BlogTalkRadio can be kinda fun so enjoy it!
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