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BlogTalkRadio Announces New Studio with Enhanced Production and Social Media Features

New Studio simplifies the production and promotion of Internet radio shows 


New York, NY: June 27, 2011 - BlogTalkRadio, the largest and fastest-growing social radio network on the Internet, released a new browser-based Studio that enables hosts to more efficiently produce and promote Internet radio shows. 


The Studio features a sleeker design, enhanced switchboard and integrated promotional tools that will make broadcasting like a pro even easier. The streamlined interface simplifies the process of hosting an Internet radio show or podcast for first time users and tech-savvy, online radio veterans. 


Enhanced Production Features

The new Studio provides hosts with a more robust way to manage and produce their show content. New features include:

- Ability to upload audio clips directly to the Studio for on-demand use during a show

- Integrated chat functionality

- Enhanced switchboard for managing and screening live callers

- Clearer episode status indicators:

  - “Waiting for host” notification

  - Episode count down clock

  - Caller question indicator

  - Host dial-in number and ID

  - Caller dial-in number


Enhanced Social Media Integration

The Studio includes enhanced social media promotion features to simplify the distribution and promotion of show content. The new Studio functionality creates an immediate opportunity to increase listener traffic and engagement via social media. 


Updated promotional features include the following:

- One-touch sharable updates to Twitter, Facebook and the BlogTalkRadio website

- Pre-populated Tweets announcing when a show is live that adhere to the 140 character limit and link directly to the show 

- Ability to customize Tweet content 

- Embeddable code to include show audio on any website or social profile

- Keyword tags to clearly identify show content 

- Editable show title and description 


“BlogTalkRadio is thrilled to share the new Studio with the public. The new Studio embodies the feedback and feature requests of our growing host community and makes the show creation experience even better,” said Alan Levy, CEO, BlogTalkRadio. “We’ve incorporated new features such as a sleeker interface and one-touch distribution to social media properties and we’re excited to see how our clients take advantage of this new technology.”


“I used the new Studio in the beta phase and was impressed with the enhanced features, especially the enhanced caller screening ability and the integration with social media,” said John Martin of the Small Business Roundtable Radio show. “It has made producing a professional online radio show so much easier, and with the social media integration capabilities, I can alert my Twitter followers and Facebook friends when I am on live, without leaving the Studio.”


About BlogTalkRadio

Created in 2006, BlogTalkRadio empowers citizen broadcasters to create and share their original content, their voices and opinions in a public worldwide forum. BlogTalkRadio’s comprehensive online broadcasting solutions do not require any hardware or software downloads and provide hosts with everything they need to create and promote an online radio show, and measure its success. Using a phone and a web browser, ten and thousands of hosts produce and share more than 45,000 hours of content each month on BlogTalkRadio. BlogTalkRadio is powered by Cinchcast. For additional details and to learn more about BlogTalkRadio’s hosting solutions, please visit www.blogtalkradio.com


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For more information, please contact public relations:


Mary Salvaggio

Affect

(212) 398-9680 or msalvaggio@affect.com 

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