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Industry trade TALKERS to launch 24/7 online radio channel, produced by Backbone Networks

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:10pm

Streaming technology provider Backbone Networks is behind the soon-to-launch TalkersRadio stream, which will be hosted by talk radio industry news source TALKERS magazine.

The 24-hour online radio station will be a "laboratory" / "farm system" / "showcase" for new concepts, talent, and shows for talk radio. In addition, the stream will carry TALKERS magazine live events like conferences, and a regular rotation of programming to give it "the feel and consistency" of a real radio station, according to TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison.

The stream will also serve as a showcase for Backbone Networks itself, for its technology "that makes it extremely convenient and affordable for talk show hosts to do a fully produced program – with live callers and guests – from an amazingly simple technical remote and portable set up," according to the press release. The live (and archived) audio from RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas in April was produced by Backbone (and streamed on TuneIn). 

Read more on TalkersRadio here.

So long for now to Tom Taylor and crew at Radio-Info!

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:30pm

We at RAIN have long found inspiration (and plenty of news tips) from the work of our colleague Tom Taylor in his daily Tom Taylor on Radio-Info newsletter. (It's my personal opinion that it's truly the finest single source of journalism covering the entire radio industry. - PM) So today we'd like to extend a heartfelt "thanks & best wishes" to Tom and the staff of the TRI Newsletter, who sign off today.

Radio-Info.com owner In3media, Inc. has merged with Talk Media, Inc. (which publishes TALKERS magazine).

"After writing a million words a year, I’m choosing to take some time off. (As my wife reminds me, we haven’t taken a vacation since 1995.)," Tom wrote today.

We're looking forward to seeing where and how Tom will continue his valuable contributions to our industry.

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