Harnessing The Power Of Citizen Journalists
July 25, 2011

That’s the objective of a free RTDNA-hosted webinar on Wednesday, July 27th. Entitled YouTube For Journalists: Engage Your Audience To Report The News, the online session will explore how the rise of video-enabled cell phones and widely available Internet access is changing the way news is reported. In an environment where almost anyone can document news and events and share them instantly around the world, RTDNA asks, “How can you and your newsroom take advantage of this trend and harness the power of your audience to help you report the news better?” The one-hour webinar — which kicks off at 1pm (ET) — will discuss tools for soliciting video from the audience and “best practices for engaging everyday citizens in the news gathering process.” The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required HERE.

Lange’s Boast Of New FSR Show “Not True”
July 25, 2011

Ever since former Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange did a recent fill-in with pal Nick DiPaolo on Tony Bruno’s syndicated FOX Sports Radio show, the comedian has been making noises that the duo are about to get their own national radio show. While Lange has said that “nothing’s been signed,” that didn’t stop him from telling fellow-comedian Joe Materese, in a recently recorded podcast, that FOX Sports Radio will syndicate a new sports and comedy show hosted by Lange and DiPaolo starting in September. However, when NTS MediaOnline Today asked Premiere Networks (which syndicates FOX Sports Radio) about Lange’s comments, we were referred to a statement from FOX Sports spokesman Dan Bell appearing in today’s New York Times. “That’s not true,” Bell told the newspaper. “Nothing against him, we’re looking for a more traditional Sports host-personality.” Nevertheless, rumors continue to suggest that Lange and DiPaola will co-host a new show, but who might syndicate it still seems to be the “X” factor.

WABC Weekend Talker Debuts New Site
July 25, 2011

WABC/New York weekend talk host and investigative reporter, Aaron Klein, has launched his own U.S. news website. Updated daily, KleinOnline covers “topics across the spectrum” and features, “hard hitting, exclusive investigation emphasizing U.S. domestic issues and politics, as well as boots-on-the-ground reporting from the Middle East and inside the viper’s den of Islamic terrorism.” A regular contributor to the FOX News Channel, Klein (pictured) also serves a a columnist for the Jewish Press and is a senior reporter and the Jerusalem Bureau Chief for WorldNetDaily. Aaron Klein Investigates airs every Sunday, from 2-4pm, on Citadel Broadcasting’s Big Apple News/Talker.

Talk Media News Notes
July 25, 2011

WEUS/Orlando extends midday talker Ed Tyll’s show by an hour. Tyll (pictured) now airs daily from 9a-noon. Concurrently, Erich “Mancow” Muller sets his clock back an hour, with his Talk Radio Network syndicated Mancow Experience sliding into a new 6-9am slot on the locally owned O-Town News/Talker … In a special one-on-one interview with KFI/Los Angeles local middayer Bill Carroll last Friday (7/22), Ann Stow — who’s adult son Brian was severely beaten in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium during the team’s home opener last April — said she is seeing some “miraculous changes” in her son’s slow recovery, confirming that he recently gave her a “thumbs up” when asked how he’s doing. A San Francisco Giants fan, Brian has been in a coma for much of the time since he was nearly beaten to death in the ballpark’s parking lot by two assailants. Last week, LAPD announced the arrest of two suspects who are expected to be arraigned on criminal charges sometime this week.

TMC/TSBC 2011: Seriously, Ya Gotta Be There
July 25, 2011

The Talk media industry’s most anticipated annual event, the 2011 Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp, takes place October 27th-29th at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. Plans for TMC/TSBC 2011 are already well underway, with a mission to offer Talk media programmers, managers, air talents, producers and news professionals the most format-focused annual event in the industry. Those who attended last year’s conference will tell you: If your budget allows only one industry convention expense, this is the one for News/Talk/Sports radio pros. Get additional details, along with one-click links to our special early bird registration savings and low-dough hotel room rates, at the TMC/TSBC 2011 website HERE.

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