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“Step Up To The Microphone” web series to launch March 16, 2012 on VoiceAmerica.TV
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March 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Phoenix, AZ  March 12, 2012 -- VoiceAmerica and Translight Pictures announced plans to air an internet television series entitled “Step Up To The Microphone” based on the national contest of the same name. The web series is scheduled to launch on March 16, 2012 on VoiceAmerica.tv (http://www.voiceamerica.tv) and targets the lucrative 8 to 12 year old market.

Hosted by VoiceAmerica radio host Kassey Frazier, the weekly series will showcase the top five contestants of the “Step Up To The Microphone” contest, along with celebrity interviews and music videos from teen recording stars. The debut episode features an interview with contest spokesperson and RCA/SONY Music artist Jacob Latimore, and showcases his video “Nothing On Me”. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTYSvp9Ob3E&context=C4338791ADvjVQa1PpcFOeEcsWQbI0egliKZD3Tr4ZJwrJJI8fHsg=)

In addition to giving young people an opportunity to express themselves and receive global exposure, contestants can win $25,000.00 cash, a recording contract, and an educational scholarship.

The buzz is already generating accolades from the organizations who are involved. Matthew Earl Jones of Translight Pictures says “Jacob Latimore is a perfect role model for young people today. Talented and charismatic, he’s proof that a good guy can go far.”

Jeff Spenard, CEO and President of the VoiceAmerica Network added “I am very happy to be involved in such a tremendous opportunity for these very special and talented kids. We have had the good fortune to help the kids help themselves by providing a robust platform that is capable of bringing these talented young upcoming stars seamlessly to the world. VoiceAmerica is proud to be part of “Step Up To The Microphone.”

Kids X-Press Founder and Publisher Nivia Viera said with regard to their support “Writing songs is a powerful way for kids to communicate about their world. We are thrilled to support this contest that encourages self-expression through music and lyrics through our publication and website.”

“We are so excited to participate in this incredible opportunity.  Our work with K-12 students will allow the triple threat winner to stay focused on the important fourth threat: success in school.  We look forward to having the winner join our Horizons family!” said Leah Kimmet, Executive Director, Horizons Program at the New Canaan Country School

For more information about the program please contact Matthew Earl Jones via email at mejones@voiceamerica.com.

ABOUT THE HORIZONS PROGRAM (at New Canaan Country School)

Horizons builds brighter futures for K-12 students from low-income families by creating year-round academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams. Learn more at http://www.horizonskids.org.


Kids X-Press, currently celebrating its 10th year, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy. Kids X-Press encourages children of all abilities and from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds to express themselves through writing, art and photography. Kids X-Press magazine is a quarterly publication distributed primarily through libraries and afterschool programs to readers in the New York metropolitan region, Chicago, Philadelphia, Newark, New Orleans, and parts of California. Learn more at http://www.kidsxpress.net.


Created by veteran television producer Matthew Earl Jones, Translight Pictures is a multi-cultural, full service content provider with a focus not often found in today’s entertainment industry – making family friendly entertainment content with a universal appeal, that also makes a difference.


World Talk Radio, LLC is the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com) and WorldTalk Radio Network (http://www.worldtalkradio.com) as well as live and on-demand video content on VoiceAmerica.TV (http://www.voiceamerica.tv). Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to eight niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Channel, The Green Living Channel, VoiceAmerica Kids Channel and World Talk Radio Variety Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. World Talk Radio, LLC is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. Digital Publishing through its 10 years of broadcast and media experience along with our seasoned staff of Executive Producers, Production and Host Services Group, World Talk Radio, LLC provides an internet radio and video platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium. For more information about VoiceAmerica, or World Talk Radio, LLC contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff.spenard @ voiceamerica.com.

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World Talk Radio, LLC is the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV.
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