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August 24, 2006

KDKA Pittsburgh TV & Radio Host to use TalkShoe

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JOHN STEIGERWALD TO HOST NEW FOOTBALL TALK SHOW ON THE INTERNET

Show to use TalkShoe Website for Live Talking, Chatting, and Podcasting

Pittsburgh, PA- August 24, 2006 - John Steigerwald, a Pittsburgh sports anchor on KDKA-TV, will host a new Internet football talk show featuring live listeners who can talk and chat using TalkShoe’s website. The inaugural show will broadcast over the Internet on Saturday, August 26, 2006.

Users can find the Talkin Pittsburgh Football Internet show on the TalkShoe website (http://www.talkshoe.com/). A recording of all shows will also be available on the TalkShoe website for later listening, downloading and podcasting to iPods and MP3 players. It will also be listed on iTunes and other podcast directories.

Talkin Pittsburgh Sports Show

On the Talkin Pittsburgh Football show, John Steigerwald will cover Steelers and University of Pittsburgh football, including interviews with players, coaches, former team players, as well as other sports journalists. John will give in depth coverage throughout the regular and post seasons. The show will broadcast live on TalkShoe and will be recorded.

Improving the Broadcast Experience“Using TalkShoe gives me the ability to broadcast Pittsburgh sports talk to Internet users, and reach a broader global audience including, for example, the Steeler Nation,” John Steigerwald, commented. “In addition, I will be able to better interact with live participants on the show.”

“Having a celebrity TV personality like John Steigerwald use TalkShoe demonstrates his use of cutting edge technology,” said Dave Nelsen, TalkShoe’s President and CEO. “In addition to live broadcasts, John will be able to reach an ever-growing number of Internet radio show listeners and people using iPods and iTunes.”

About John Steigerwald

John Steigerwald is a sports anchor, and hosts several sports shows including KDKA’s Steelers Pre Game Show. He has followed local Pittsburgh sports teams for almost 20 years, reporting on some of the biggest stories in Pittsburgh sports history. He reported at the Steelers’ Superbowls XIII, XIV and XXX; the Pirates 1979 World Series win, and the Penguins Stanley Cup wins in 1991 and 1992. His opinions on local and national sports events have been highlighted in newspaper columns for about two decades. John, his brother Paul Steigerwald, Bob Pompeani and the KDKA-TV sports team were awarded The Associated Press “Best Sportscast” three times in recent years. They’ve also won the United Press regional and national awards for sports reporting.

About TalkShoe

TalkShoe connects people and organizations using live and recorded podcasts (we call them Talkcasts). Anyone can listen, and anyone can become the host of their own Internet talk show. Uses include live talk shows, discussion groups, podcasts, conferences and friends and family chats. Live Talkcasts can be accessed using either phone or computer. Talkcasts are also recorded and available on the TalkShoe website where users can listen to and podcast using iTunes and iPods, or other MP3 players. What’s more, people can make money hosting Talkcasts. TalkShoe is located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and can be reached at 724-935-TALK (8255) or by email at info@talkshoe.com.

About KDKA-TV

KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. It broadcasts its analog signal on VHF channel 2, and its digital signal on UHF channel 25 from its transmitter in Pittsburgh.


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