I am co-hosting a show on BlogTalkRadio now!
I wanted to get a few shows under my belt before sharing this with all of my ActiveRain friends. Ken Cook and I have been hosting a weekly show on BlogTalkRadio on Tuesday mornings for the past few weeks.
The show's basic surface theme is about social media, real estate, and mortgages, although we are both pretty goofy and seem to enjoy sound effects, so it often devolves into a "morning zoo" type of atmosphere, as it did yesterday morning.
The "live" show is from 11am to noon Central time (12pm-1pm Eastern), and the recordings are available in the archive for listening at any time. It was originally 30 minutes, but we expanded to a full hour after realizing how quickly time went by.
Yesterday was our first hour-long show and it was utterly unscripted (perhaps a little too unscripted, but it was fun!). We might decide to do a little more planning, but the free-form nature of it is exciting and challenging, too. We have also had some audio and technical issues to deal with via the platform - that is another layer that tests our ability to keep things rolling along smoothly.
To listen, visit: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jckc
BRIEF WARNING: This last show had audio problems for the first three or four minutes, and twice briefly during the broadcast. Just keep listening and it gets better! I welcome your feedback, but keep in mind that I have only attempted this four times so far, so be gentle. :-)
If you have any interest, there are also three previous shows that we did together on Ken's page here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/KenCook
If you have any interest in joining us as a guest, we would love to have you on sometime. In upcoming weeks, we have a handful of guests scheduled, including the CEO of a real estate investment site, a couple of authors, and a smattering of social media consultants.
Frankly, I would be happy to have anyone on with us who is interested, because we want to help promote YOUR business along with our own.
If you had asked me at the beginning of 2008 if I wanted to host an internet radio show, I probably would have balked at the chance, but I realized that this is one more opportunity to learn a brand-new skill and make more contacts along the way. Why the heck not?
So far, our record for a live audience is around 20 or so with a couple of callers, but we have about 10 times that number listening to the archive. I would love to shatter both numbers early in the year. Come join us if you like!