Old Time Rock n Roll is Back On TalkShoe!!!

| Author: Dave Nelsen | In Host Lounge News Print This Post

Give a hearty welcome back to host Lee Douglas and his Old Time Rock n Roll show. He was one of the first serious hosts to discover TalkShoe (note his coveted 4-digit call ID) and we’re so pleased to see that after sowing his wild oats for some months he has returned home. His show is one of my personal favorites.

For anyone who has not yet listened in, Lee makes a serious investment in his shows (in both time and money). The music is great and the history is fascinating. A “note” for anyone with similar ambitions: Lee officially licenses his music from ASCAP/BMI (as it must be). If you aspire to do the same, listen to his How To Interview (find Episode 31) done in April 2007.

Again, Lee, welcome back!!!

April 2009 - TalkShoe System Status

| Author: Dave Nelsen | In Support Print This Post

There are no reports of significant system problems. There are no major or minor known issues.

To report major system problems, call our Technical Support line at 724-935-8265. For smaller issues and how to questions, please click on Help and describe your issue.

To get text updates about TalkShoe System Status on your cell phone, go to Twitter.com/TalkShoe and click “Follow”. You’ll be first to know when we’re experiencing system issues, and the first to know when they clear.

WANTED: Two People to Become Famous Friends!

| Author: Dave Nelsen | In Announcements, Host Lounge News, What's New Print This Post

OK, I admit that this idea is a little bit wacky and definitely not for everybody. But it’s amazing what becomes wildly popular in this crazy Facebook-YouTube-Twitter-TalkShoe world, so here goes…

If you have a good friend that you talk with constantly on the phone, we’ll help make both of you famous. How? Just hold every phone call as a public TalkShoe call and we’ll promote it to the world! You need only do what you already do; just talk to each other using TalkShoe. Here’s how:

1) Apply by emailing me at daven@talkshoe.com. Tell me about yourself, about your soon-to-be-famous friend, and about your typical conversations (tip: I like Twitter — keep it short). If you’re chosen, we’ll set up everything for you. Up to 5 pairs of friends will be selected (totally separate and independent). No larger groups will be considered at this time.

2) Pick “stage names” and practice using them (yes, it can be tricky when you’re relaxed). While the world will eavesdrop on your conversations, we won’t reveal your actual identities.

3) From now on, whenever you and your friend want to talk, call into TalkShoe to do it while the world listens along, live and recorded. Yes, your calls will even be available in iTunes! Is that scary or exciting? Don’t apply if it’s the former.

Think about it: if it’s REAL talk, it will be ‘real’ INTERESTING! We all want to learn more about ourselves by learning more about others. And there are so few ways to get true insight into other people these days… other than this one. For those of you born after 1950 (and who wasn’t), there once was something called a party line — not for actual parties but for affordable shared telephone service in rural areas… and great for eavesdropping on your neighbors. Alas, since your grandparents’ time, that’s been lost to the world. Until now; until you!

4) There will be no voice interaction with others; just one-to-one talk as you always do.

5) We’ll help make you famous. Tens of thousands will listen; or maybe millions. Just keep it real… and honest… and you! It will be surprisingly interesting.

Last point: You can be two guys, two gals, or one of each. It can be rated G, or PG, or R, but not more than that. We’ll broadcast you to the world and it won’t scandalize your grandparents. Or maybe it will but just a little…

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