Student Radio Network to Provide Coverage for Major Talk Radio Event at Liz Claiborne Showroom, NYC

Seventh Annual Domestic Violence Radio Row set for December 8, produced by Talkers Magazine, will include College Internet Radio members of the IBS Student Radio Network by Backbone, alongside 20+ renowned talk media hosts from around the country.
Nov. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Worcester, MA  — For the first time, representatives of the young IBS Student Radio Network by Backbone (IBS-SRN) will be covering a major, national talk media event.  The seventh annual “It’s Time to Talk Day” comprises a massive radio row produced by TALKERS Magazine in association with its sister firm, Talk Radio News Service, and the corporate sponsorship of Liz Claiborne, Inc.  It will be held in the fashion showroom of the Midtown Manhattan corporate offices of Liz Claiborne, Inc.  WLIU-BK and WNEK students will be conducting live interviews, which will be available to listeners on TuneIn < > and iTunes Radio, with live and recorded broadcast feeds instantly available to all member stations of the IBS-SRN < >.

Held in the fashion showroom of the Midtown Manhattan corporate offices of Liz Claiborne, Inc. on December 8, the ambitious event brings together more than twenty talk media hosts from around the country who broadcast their shows live or record interviews for delayed broadcast speaking with a non-stop parade of experts, victims, celebrities and public officials from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on the insidious societal problems of domestic violence and teenage dating abuse.  

Alongside IBS-SRN member stations WLIU-BK (Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus) and WNEK (Western New England University, Springfield, MA) will be Alan Colmes of Fox News Radio; Dr. Joy Browne of WOR Radio Network; Mark Riley of WWRL, New York; Curtis Sliwa of WNYM (The Apple), New York; Roberta Facinelli of “Doug Stephan’s Good Day;”  John Fugelsang of “The Stephanie Miller Show;” Kevin mccullough of “The Kevin mccullough Show” and “Baldwin/mccullough;” Maria Bailey of “Mom Talk Radio;”  Gary Baumgarten of Paltalk; Lionel of WPIX-TV, New York Channel 11 and; Barry Farber of Talk Radio Network and CRN Digital Talk Radio; Lisa Wexler of “The Lisa Wexler Show;”  Ken Pittman of WBSM, New Bedford, MA/Providence, RI; Dr. Renee Kohanski of podjockey; Dan Patterson of kopoint and  Ellen Ratner and Geoff Holtzman of Talk Radio News Service who will be broadcasting throughout the day to several hundred of the news service’s affiliates. Included among those who will be taking live and recorded feeds from the event are Thom Hartmann of “The Thom Hartmann Show;” Dom Giordano of WPHT, Philadelphia; and Carole Marks of “A Touch of Grey”, with several more to be announced.  

TALKERS < > publisher Michael Harrison states, “‘It’s Time to Talk Day’ is certainly one of our most important annual events.  It raises consciousness about a societal problem that impacts a frighteningly large segment of the population and it cuts across all gender, ethnic and demographic boundaries.  There isn’t a spoken-word format that doesn’t find the topic of domestic violence applicable to its audience and extremely compelling.  Most importantly, we get feedback each year that this radio row, upon reaching millions of talk radio listeners, really does make a huge difference in the lives of real people.  It doesn’t get better than that.  We are grateful to Liz Claiborne, Inc. For their public-mindedness in supporting such a valuable project.” will provide full coverage of the event.

Backbone co-founder and CTO George Capalbo adds, “We’re grateful to Liz Claiborne, Inc. and to TALKERS Magazine for allowing our college radio member stations to bring such a meaningful event to their audiences around the world.  Participating in an active college radio network affords some rare opportunities, and this particular event will provide excellent training in how to cover a serious topic, where students can learn in the presence of a very distinguished group of talk media professionals.”

About the IBS-SRN
Backbone Networks Corporation operates the IBS Student Radio Network, a joint effort with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, a trusted resource for college radio, TV, webcasting and high school radio for over 70 years with more than 1,000 members in the USA. It’s the first true Internet radio network, one where college, university and high school student radio stations can share one another’s contributed content, as well as syndicated third party music and material. Backbone develops and supplies powerful, intuitive Apple Mac-based station automation and Internet broadcast software, as well as hosting in “the cloud”.  IBS-SRN member stations participate in the annual IBS Palooza nationwide Internet music festival, as well as a national and several regional IBS radio conferences.

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