Beyond PBS, Tavis Smiley’s BlogTalkRadio Network Attracts 1.5M Listeners
Despite his recent controversial slams against President Obama over his unexpected comments about the Trayvon Martin case, Tavis Smiley’s BlogTalkRadio network is taking off in the ratings. A Web-based platform, BlogTalkRadio is a social broadcasting network. It is growing in popularity because it lets anyone host a live call-in Internet broadcast using just a computer and a phone.
To capitalize on this momentum, TSN is set to premiere an additional slate of hosts after Labor Day, including political commentator and Howard University professor Michael Fauntroy; arts and culture critic Bill Banfield; and political theorist and New York Times bestselling author Benjamin Barber.
“TSN is a showcase of the online radio experience and hitting the 1.5 million mark so soon after launch is reflective of how our partnership is reshaping the media industry,” said Alan Levy, co-founder and CEO of BlogTalkRadio.
Are you listening to BlogTalkRadio?