BlogTalkRadio Becomes Congressional Content Provider to AirCongress, the Online Voice of Capitol Hill
October 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsBlogTalkRadio (www.blogtalkradio.com), the Internetís first social radio network today announced a partnership to provide original content to AirCongress (www.aircongress.com) a site dedicated to the issues and members of Congress.
AirCongress, headed by Danny Glover, is the online voice of Capitol Hill, the aggregated home of audio, video and latest news of, by and about Congress. AirCongress collects information publicly posted by members of congress and highlights additional content about federal policy from other sources, including the executive branch, trade associations, advocacy groups, government watchdogs, journalists, bloggers and now BlogTalkRadio. AirCongress is a multi-media platform which hosts text, audio and video content.
BlogTalkRadio is a free web-based platform allowing anyone, worldwide, to host his or her own Internet call-in talk-radio show using only a phone and a computer. With over 4800 political shows on the network, BlogTalkRadio produces content of value to AirCongress. BlogTalkRadio shows focused on Congress, Congressional issues and interviews with Senators and Representatives will be featured on AirCongress. Across the network, BlogTalkRadio has more than one million listeners per month.
K. Daniel Glover is the publisher and executive producer of AirCongress. He has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist in Washington. He will join host Ed Morrissey live on Heading Right Radio at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, October 29, to discuss the partnership at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hrr.
Quotes Attributable to Ed Morrissey, Political Director of BlogTalkRadio:
ďWeíre very excited to announce this partnership with AirCongress. The BlogTalkRadio network produces many content-rich shows in its political channel, which makes it exceptionally valuable as a content provider. AirCongress gives that congressionally-specific content a welcome home.Ē
Quotes Attributable to Daniel Glover Executive Producer of AirCongress:
"Talk radio has been a staple in American political discussion for a generation, and BlogTalkRadio is expanding that conversation by moving it online and making it more democratic. AirCongress exists to help broadcast those kinds of messages to policy and political junkies on the Web, so I'm thrilled to have BlogTalkRadio as a partner."
"AirCongress aims to give listeners a taste of opinions across the political spectrum. BlogTalkRadio's show hosts will help bring the kind of variety I want on the site."
Information and Links:
Heading Right Radio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hrr
About Air Congress:
AirCongress is the online voice of Capitol Hill, the one place where people go to hear and see the latest news of, by and about Congress. Much of the content is directly from lawmakers themselves ó the video clips posted from floor debates, the podcasts they create on various topics and more. The site, found at http://www.aircongress.com, also highlights audio and video content about federal policy from other sources, including the executive branch, trade associations, advocacy groups, government watchdogs, journalists, bloggers and BlogTalkRadio.
Originally launched in August 2006, BlogTalkRadio (BTR) is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive radio show. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the hostís BTR webpage. Since the companyís 2006 launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 31,000 shows on BTR. Notable hosts include Marla Cilley, the FlyLady home and life organizer; Mark Frauenfelder, of the top-rated blog Boing Boing; and the LAFD. BTR launched a new site with updated features in September, 2007 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.