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Dick Gregory on Talktainmentradio’s ” All In Our Family” Radio Show w/ Host S. Yolanda Robinson

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

TTR Graphics- S Yolanda RobinsonShow host, S. Yolanda Robinson, author of “There’s Magic In The Blackberry Patch” , a recipient of numerous honors for her work with children and families in Central Ohio, brings a compassionate and loving approach to the tough issues facing American families to online radio. Join the online radio conversation:Call 1(877)932-9766 during the LIVE Show

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This Week on “All In The Family” Ms. Robinson interviews Dick Gregory, African American comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public. After a bout with cancer he developed an interest in vegetarianism and became a nutritional consultant. In 1984 he founded Health Enterprises, Inc., a company that distributed weight loss products. In 1987 Gregory introduced the Slim-Safe Bahamian Diet, a powdered diet mix, which was immensely profitable. You can read more on Dick Gregory. [Excerpted from]

Tune in to the All In The Family show with your host, S. Yolanda Robinson on to hear what #DickGregory had to say about racism today, the Malaysia Missing Flight, some conspiracy theories, and his own health as a vegetarian who is now a nutrition consultant.

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Top 5 Online Talk Radio Personalities

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

In the past decade and a half, online radio broadcasting has helped create new talk radio superstars. We thought it would be interesting to examine the current internet talk radio landscape and come up with a list of the Top Five Online Talk Radio Personalities, but with one caveat. We are excluding talk radio hosts who had already made a large name for themselves through terrestrial radio. This list is more a representation of internet radio show hosts who have gained fame and large audiences primarily through their online radio presence.

Laura Ingraham, Politico Turned Radio Maven

A former speechwriter for the Ronald Reagan administration, Laura Ingraham is a conservative political commentator that started “The Laura Ingraham Show” in 2001. The program is broadcast from Washington DC and focuses on politics, media bias and popular culture. Ingraham has gained a massive following in the past decade and is considered by many to be the second most influential online radio personality. Only Rush Limbaugh commands a bigger internet radio audience.

For your daily dose of political and popular culture analysis on Talktainment Radio, check out “Conversate In The AM” with host Khari Enaharo.

Tammy Bruce, From Activist to Leader in Online Radio

Tammy Bruce first made a name for herself in the 1980s and 1990s as a high-profile pro-choice activist in Los Angeles and she also worked on many Presidential campaigns throughout those years. “The Tammy Bruce Show” is the fifth-most listened to online radio program and focuses on politics and current issues. Bruce’s website describes her as “a gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, Independent Tea Party Conservative.”

If you share the passion Bruce displays over social injustice issues, you will want to listen to “The Compensatory Concept” hosted by Neely Fuller on Talktainment Radio.

Alex Jones, Public Enemy #1 or Freedom Fighter?

Based out of Austin, Texas, Alex Jones gained notoriety during the early 2000s for views on conspiracy theories, especially in light of the terrorist events on Sept. 11, 2001. “The Alex Jones Show” consists of interviews and discussions on topics ranging from politics, war, liberty, health and constitutional law. Jones often conducts interviews via Skype and his show has come under fire from time to time for being viewed as “anti-government”.

If you agree with the concerns Jones has for private citizens in America, then you should listen to “Fight Back!” hosted by Bob Fitrakis on Talktainment Radio.

Rusty Humphries, Singer-Songwriter with Unique Style

Rusty is not quite a shock jock, as some stunts in his days as a terrestrial radio on-air personality would have you believe, but more a satirical songwriter and political commentator. Humphries bounced around many terrestrial stations before accelerating his career via online radio with his show “The Rusty Humphries Show“. Humphries’ most notable work as a songwriter is his album “Bomb Iraq – Rusty Humphries Takes on the Terrorists”, and he is known for his considerable charitable work with the US Armed Forces.

If you enjoy a side of comedy with your talk radio experience, be sure to check out “Nut Up or Shut Up” on Talktainment Radio, hosted by Chip Smith, Camilo Colotto and Calvin Harper.

Kim Komando, The Authority on Personal Technology

A former salesperson for IBM and AT&T, Kim Komando started her own online radio station in the 1990s and her program content on “The Kim Komando Show” has always focused on technology, personal computers, the internet and gadgets. Komando broadcasts from Phoenix, Arizona and she often refers to herself as “America’s Digital Goddess.” A large portion of the show features call-ins from listeners seeking advice on consumer electronics.

If you are a fan of Kim Komando, you should definitely check out “Digital 411” on Talktainment Radio, hosted by Dr. Erika Pryor.

Kim Komando wraps up our completely unofficial list of the Top Five Internet Talk Radio Personalities.  Tell us what you think in the comments below. Is there an online talk radio show host that deserves to be on this list? Who knows, maybe one of the show hosts from Talktainment Radio will be the next big personality in internet radio!


News in Online Radio: Volume III

Thursday, May 3rd, 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 News in Online Radio edition.

Take Talktainment Radio On-the-Go with New WiFi Headphones

Not too long ago we mentioned that new HTC smartphones are equipped with Beats by Dre Audio, a prominent maker of high-end headphones. It’s interesting that another headphone manufacturer, Koss, is introducing WiFi enabled headphones allowing listeners to stream internet broadcasts directly to their ears.

Dubbed the “Striva” headphones, the device uses microprocessors and WiFi technology to receive audio content directly from the internet. With a pair of these headphones, you could listen to Talktainment Radio wherever you go! The wearer essentially creates a small hotspot that can pull radio programs from a variety of audio streams.

Spotify Vs. Pandora

Word broke last week that increasingly popular music streaming service Spotify is gearing up to release an online radio service to rival Pandora. Pandora has over 150 million registered users in the United States alone, so Sweden-based Spotify definitely faces an uphill climb.

While Spotify is supposedly informing existing content partners of its online radio plans, the company is also refusing to comment on the current reports.

According to HypeBot, Spotify’s foray into online radio should yield some instant benefits:  “First, it gives Spotify users access to songs by artists like the Beatles and others who have not allowed on-demand streamers access.  Second, online radio royalty rates are generally lower than for on-demand, giving Spotify a cheaper way to bring users into its ecosystem and serve current users. Both are essential to Spotify’s free-to-paid freemium subscription model.”

Online Radio Provides Outlet for Ex-DJ’s and Longtime Musicians

It seems like online radio is becoming a popular destination for former terrestrial radio disc jockey’s and longtime musicians. When certain broadcast platforms cease to exist, those that yearn to continue on the air are turning to the internet. Talktainment Radio features several veteran radio hosts that have taken their game online. Bob Fitrakis (Fight Back), the Reverend John Coates (Inside Politics) and KC Jones (KC’s Jazz) are several Talktainment Radio program hosts that polished their skills on terrestrial radio and made the jump to online radio.

Retired radio DJ Monte Bitner, who starred on the Gadsden County (Florida) airwaves for over 50 years, has started a new internet radio station in a shed in his Florida backyard since the last station he worked for was sold and changed formats.

The new online station, XMRB, specializes in playing top 20 hits since the 1950s. Also in the works are plans to have live DJs, call-in opportunities for listeners, even local weather and news.

“If I don’t make money, that’s ok,” Bitner said. “I just want to keep the music alive and the people entertained.”

In Houston, a local punk rock legend is assaulting internet radio, keeping the seminal punk spirit alive. Christian Kidd (Arnheiter) of the Hates hosts Christian Arnheiter’s ’70s Punk and Beyond on Houston Media Source’s internet radio station.

Kidd’s show is described as “equal parts mixtape and history lesson” as he spins stories from the golden age of punk music.

“There’s not a lot of music from that era that I don’t like,” says Kidd. “I think glam-rock from Hollywood, New York and London had a huge influence on punk. And I like exploring the less obvious ties that bind to the music that I care so much about.”