February 24, 2009 - BlogTalkRadio
, a rapidly-emerging broadcast medium, announced today that, in January, it
surpassed one million unique on-site users, according to a leading
Internet-analytics service Compete.com.
milestone, which excludes off-site listenership that comprises millions more
listeners, represents a year-over-year rise of 418 percent. Additionally during
January, visitors to the network were engaged for an average of 12 minutes each.
development for BlogTalkRadio is the steady addition of new corporate
partnerships. Mediabistro.com and PBS’s flagship station are the most
recent companies to use this rapidly-expanding medium to extend their brands
and monetize content. These brands join names like Sun Microsystems,
Hachette Book Group and Woman’s Day, who are directly connecting with their key
stakeholders on BlogTalkRadio.
on the network have included the Jonas Brothers, Al Franken, Maya Angelou, Don
King, Chuck Norris, Tucker Carlson and “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny
has emerged as the dominant player in the latest media trend: live, interactive
broadcasts that are immediately available on-demand,” said Alan Levy, Founder
and CEO of BlogTalkRadio. “The network continues to empower major brands,
celebrities, politicians and ‘citizen broadcasters’ to create and share their
views and opinions in a public, worldwide forum to an audience of more than 3.5
million listeners a month.”
measures, 2008 was a banner year for BlogTalkRadio,” added Levy. “We’re
thrilled with see such tremendous growth and look forward to 2009 as our new
medium continues to be embraced across all sectors.”
launch in the fall of 2006, BlogTalkRadio has broadcast more than 200,000
episodes, and currently has more than 10,000 active hosts creating in excess of
20,000 new episodes per month.
August 2006, BlogTalkRadio is a
free, web-based radio talk show platform that allows any user with a phone and
a computer to host a live, interactive radio show – no downloads or extra
equipment needed. Hosts call into the service by phone to broadcast. Each show
can accommodate unlimited live listeners. Upon completion of the live
broadcast, each show is automatically archived as a podcast. Since the
company’s launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 200,000 shows.
Many businesses are also utilizing the platform as a tool to extend their brand
on web. Notable hosts include brands such as: Woman’s Day; Harper Collins;
Hachette Book Group; PBS; Walmart; Sun Microsystems; and the Department of
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