Tag: "podcasters"

A Laptop and a Mic Don’t Make You a Broadcaster

| November 3, 2015

By Fred Lundgren
KCAA, Loma Linda
Founder and CEO


lundgredfredwriterLOMA LINDA, CA — Since the advent of Internet streaming and podcasting, an increasing number of fact-free individuals are populating cyberspace with so called “Internet radio stations.”

Earth to podcasters… HELLO… You are not on the radio so stop referring to your internet stream as a “radio station.”  Calling yourselves “radio broadcasters” is a misnomer of the nth degree.

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2014 NMX: Lots About Branding, Not a Word About Benghazi

| January 6, 2014

Holland Cooke
TALKERS Contributor
Media Consultant


cookewriterLAS VEGAS — Historically, broadcasters and podcasters have been dismissive of each other.  If you make your living talking on transmitters you might regard webcasters as a shadow medium, minor league hobbyists talking topics of insufficient appeal to warrant AM/FM distribution.

Conversely, some internet self-publishers regard AM radio’s snap-crackle-pop and any transmitter’s geographical and audio-only limitations – and radio’s homogenized programming – as old school (though they sure do envy broadcasters’ advertising sales).

That thing-in-your-pocket-we-used-to-call-a-phone is the hardware; and the burgeoning, enthused community that populates this particular convention is the software.  As continuously as that hardware evolves, so does the software, and this event.  A dozen years ago, in hard-copy TALKERS magazine, I reported from “The Podcast and Portable Media Expo,” then the “Blogworld” it morphed into before re-branding as “New Media Expo” (“NMX”).


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