Tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, we’ll try a test run, a pilot, to see if it makes sense for me to do a one -hour weekly radio show on WBTNAM called “Talking To Animals.”
I can talk about dogs for hours and hours but I’d love the show to be a conversation, not a lecture, so I hope to get some questions. There are several easy and free ways to send me questions:
One is to e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance of the show, as Cynthia has done. I’ll be happy to read and answer your animal questions on the program.
Another way, if you live within listening range of WBTN is to call 802 442-1010. If you live outside the listening range, as the vast majority of people reading this do, you can call the station and ask me a question by calling 866 406-9286.
In addition, people are asking me if the show will be podcast, i believe so, but I will have to check.
You can also stream the broadcast by going to WBTNAM.org (1370 AM) on your smartphone, pad or computer, and just click on “live.” Simple as that.
I want to thank Kathleen for being the first member of the Army Of Good to donate to WBTN, currently struggling to survive in the Corporate Media Nation.
They were grateful to get your donation.
I also want to thank Cynthia Dobbs for being the first person to e-mail me a question to read on the show: “Would you please discuss what you think are essential commands to teach one’s dog?”
Another question followed shortly: “What do you think is the best way to get a dog?” That could be an hour right there.
A third asked if there is any data on how many dogs are actually abused in America. There is.
Those are good questions and i’ll answer them on the program tomorrow. E-mail questions are a good way for people to connect with me, especially if they have to work or be outside of their homes during the broadcast. Or if they are just shy. You can also stream on a smartphone or tablet.
I first learned of Community Radio on my books tours, I loved their energy and interactivity.
Corporate media does not care to give voice to ordinary people, community radio does. Just watch cable news to see what a horror corporate media has made of our civic life.
So I’m signing up to do something for them and something for me. I’ve always wanted my own radio show, and this is also a very good cause.
I’ll be joined tomorrow by Thomas Lawrence Toscano, who will help me run the studio board and get me through the first trial run. He is the Executive Director of WBTN, and is a warrior for Community Radio.
He is working day and night to keep WBTN going.
He is from the Bronx (enough said.)
The station is 96.5 on FM, but they don’t have an FM transmitter yet.
I don’t want to just be talking to myself, although I could talk about dogs and animals forever.
So call or e-mail your questions about dogs, cats, donkeys or any other animals. Live stream the show if you can and wish to. And feel free to live stream. It’s free and simple to do. It just takes one click right here.
And if you want to talk to me or ask a question or propose a topic, just call 866 406-9286. It’s free. So is my e-mail address: email@example.com
And if you like what you hear, please consider sending a donation to WBTM. You can donate right here. I’ve suggested that the station set up an Amazon Wish List to help with their urgent needs.
We can’t buy them the new FM transmitter they need (I don’t think we can) but we can help in many other ways.
They’re working on it.