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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Talktainmentradio.com offers over 40 different shows from one end of the spectra to the other that reaches listeners of all ages, cultures, and various other demographics that you are trying to connect with too!

Currently TTR categorizes the variety of shows it offers by days and then by type/genre .  Check out our program page to see all of the different shows and host.  This will help you in deciding whether you want your commercial spots advertised across the board or specific shows.  Plus you can also select in your package a flip, banner, leader, or side bar website ad on our home page, a particular show page, and/or all of the above.  We aim to offer businesses, organizations and individuals a market place and platform that is affordable for all budgets.  We pride ourselves in being a leader in the national and local market offering professional marketing and promotions tools that reach your target markets.

State of the Art, full service, radio station and video production studio, is what we offer to those who want to reach the masses and take their message to the next level in style without breaking the bank.

Packages for advertising with TTR fit your budget, promote your message, service, and/or product, and most of all provide you with tools you can use on-Air, You Tube, and your own personal online sites.

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Tattoos and Piercings In the Workplace: Still Taboo?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Tattoos and piercings have become idolized in today’s society. With hash-tags like “#teamtatted” and “#teampierced” all over Twitter, these things have become a social norm. It is hard to come across someone who does not have a tattoo or piercing.

While being a part of “#teamtatted” and/or “#teampierced” may have become a social norm, has it reached a point where it has also become a norm in the workplace?

Subtlety is key?

Being a person who has two tattoos and five piercings, I believe that tattoos and piercings are slowly becoming acceptable in the workplace as well; depending on management.

In high school, I worked at a fast food restaurant and I had my nose pierced when I first started working. During the course of this job I acquired two other piercings and two tattoos, and management seemed perfectly fine with it. Later, we got new management and they did not like the piercings, but they were perfectly fine with the tattoos. Other jobs after that did not seem to be bothered by my piercings or tattoos even after offering to take them out upon request.

So what it is about piercings and tattoos in the workplace that make them acceptable or not?

My piercings and tattoos are very subtle and hardly visible. Which is why, for most of my past employers, it has been acceptable for me to have them. Or if they did not like them they are easy to hide. For example, I just got my septum pierced (SURPRISE!) and this is a cool piercing because it looks awesome, and you can literally flip it up into your nose to hide it. And if I didn’t tell you I had it, you would have never known!

Moral of the story

Tattoos and piercings are slowly making their way into the workplace, but don’t get too crazy! If you’re considering a piercing, be sure that it is something that you can easily remove or hide if asked to by an employer. As far as tattoos go, these are permanent, so be sure these are small or something you can hide easily. Don’t expect to get a job with the infamous Gucci Mane tattoo. Because then I will say 1. “Told ya so!” when you don’t get the job and 2. What were you thinking?

What’s your take on tattoos and piercings in the workplace? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

News in Online Radio: Volume 2

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Here at the Talktainment Radio blog, we like to keep an eye out for interesting news tidbits in our industry. It helps us keep tabs on current trends and identify the direction of online radio. When we dig up some share-worthy content about online radio news, we’ll post it here in our Odds & Ends edition.

Record online radio broadcasts for later use

Have you heard of a free app called streamWriter? This handy app allows you to record your favorite internet radio broadcasts and listen to them later at your leisure. While Talktainment Radio does offer podcasts for download, if you aren’t a podcast type of person, you might enjoy streamWriter. The all-in-one recording and listening application has some other user-friendly features as well. For instance, if online radio is playing a program and you would like to record that program and transfer it to your phone or mp3 player, streamWriter will help with that process.

Competition in online radio puts Pandora in danger

Ok so maybe you haven’t heard of streamWriter, but we’re a little more confident you’ve probably either already used or at least heard of Pandora Radio. Widely considered one of the leaders in the nascent internet radio industry, the company has been negatively scrutinized by Wall Street of late despite blistering revenue reports and increased market share.

The cause for concern? Long-term worries about profitability, increased competition (Spotify) and dependence on an advertising sales business model.

In defense of Pandora, we found this interesting analysis from Jeremy Bowman at The Motley Fool, who hints that Pandora might assume the roles traditionally executed by a record label:

“Upstream integration may sound farfetched for a company like Pandora, but signing artists would not be much different from what Amazon (NAS: AMZN) has done with its publishing division or Netflix‘s (NAS: NFLX) move into original content. Both companies have established trusting relationships with millions of consumers and are simply taking the next logical step in leveraging that audience backward to the creative end of the industry. What Amazon is to books and Netflix is to video entertainment, in many ways Pandora is to music. If management chooses to go this route, they should be able to find willing partners on the creative side.”

Online radio transitioning to in-car listening

Talktainment Radio in your car? Hopefully that day will come sooner than later. A recent survey by Deloitte LLP found 59 percent of car buyers aged 19 to 31 viewed in-car connectivity as the most important aspect of a car’s interior, and 72 percent wanted to use smartphone apps in their cars. Currently, car-makers such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are equipping their vehicles to provide this kind of connectivity. The in-car connection path for internet radio is starting to come together!