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October 2, 2008

Battle of the Blog Talkers - I’m “Headed” to FOX News Radio!

by at 1:02 pm.

As most of you know, I'm one part of a trio of Mass bloggers calling ourselves Left Ahead! who, most every Tuesday at 2:30, can be heard live-streamed at BlogTalkRadio, a website which facilitates citizen online webcasting by giving hosts a call-in number and taking care of the technical side of streaming and archiving. We've had guests ranging from state candidates to issue advocates to other bloggers (Elias and sco come to mind) to talk about the issues facing Massachusetts voters.

Well, BlogTalkRadio is teaming up with FOX News Radio for a "Battle of the Blog Talkers" on FOX Across America hosted by Spencer Hughes and carried on FOXNewsRadio.com and Sirius XM Radio. From October 6th through the 9th at 2-3pm, four liberal and four conservative BTR hosts will battle it out (with listener voting via web and text) for two slots each side on the Friday, Oct 10th show, and one winner from each “side” (liberal and conservative) from Friday’s show will get the chance to join Spencer in co-hosting a special FOX News Radio Election 2008 series live from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT the week of October 20th.

It turns out these people are weird (insane? silly?) enough to invite me to participate.

It so happens that I’m slotted for the Monday, October 6th show (2pm), up against fellow liberal blogtalker Julie Pippert of MOMocrats. Listeners will vote for whoever they think did the best that day, and the winner will move on to the Friday slot with three other winners from the right and left to the Friday show, from which winners of each side (by listener vote) will move on to the week of October 20th morning show.

It’s sort of Survivor meets talking heads. If you talk good enough, they might not vote you off the island. :)

On another note, we’ve been assured (repeatedly) that liberals will get a fair shake on the shows. The format calls for uninterrupted time for each contestant. :)

I know it’s sort of Crossfire-esque. On the other hand, it’s sort of like a mini debate club event, and just maybe a lot of fun. That is, if I can keep from talking a 100 miles a minute. :) I hope I can count on your listening, and your vote (if you think I did the best anyway!) on Monday afternoon!

6 Responses to “Battle of the Blog Talkers - I’m “Headed” to FOX News Radio!”

  1. Tim Little Says:

    Oy! Good luck!

  2. Paul@01852 Says:

    Unfortunately I can neither receive live-streaming at work nor can I listen to my Sirius at work :( Are there any repeats planned during evening hours that I could at least *listen* to the candidates?

  3. Lynne Says:

    It will be archived I believe in multiple places, not the least of which is blogtalkradio.com itself.

  4. Lynne Says:

    FYI, you probably can still vote for me even if you can’t listen. *grin* I’ll have details on Monday.

  5. Peter Says:

    If you think this is going to make a nickle for FOX don’t bother. It ain’t right.

  6. MrThom Says:

    I think this idea scares me. Lynne/FOX News is like matter anti-matter. The entire galaxy might just implode when they meet!

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