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An Interview With the Women of Online Talk Radio

Online radio is becoming more and more popular these days, possibly because of the freedom of choice if offers listeners. We can hear what we want, when we want, and then we can hear it over again or share it with a friend. It’s great for at work, at home and soon, I think, there will even be ways to select this option on your car radio (at least I hope so).  Personally, I am beginning to prefer it to what's on traditional radio. For one thing, it seems more competitive than regular radio, in that the hosts are making a greater effort to get listeners to tune in. And with traditional radio, you're stuck with whatever’s on.  Sometimes there’s not even a topic, just a bunch of people talking over each other about anything that crosses their mind. I find this about as interesting as listening to  my three year old niece talking to her stuffed animals. With online radio you can choose any topic that interests you from the archives of literally hundreds of shows and show hosts (think of cable tv...in radio).

Another thing I noticed about online radio, as opposed to the traditional am/fm stations, is that it is not dominated by men. There are incredible numbers of women hosting shows online.  In fact, there are entire radio networks dedicated to female hosts discussing everything from crafts to parenting, to relationships, to business, and so on.  I have been getting acquainted with some of these women online, and was even fortunate enough to get a few of them to talk to me about what it is that they do. 

But before we go any further, let's begin with introductions:

 

Amina Carter hosts WomanSphere on blogtalkradio.com. The show focuses on the empowerment of women. It's a positive, uplifting show. 

Click here to check out Amina's show.

 

 

 

Kathe Gogolewski hosts Mother Daughter Club Radio Show on byforandaboutwomenradio.com. She's an author and artist along with being a host. Her latest book Tato, is a bestselling fantasy adventure for kids. This is a fun show for mothers or daughters! 

Click here to check out Kathe's show.

 

 

 

 

Cat Johnson hosts What's Hot in Romance on blogtalkradio.com. She's also an award winning writer of erotic romance. If you like reading romance and erotica this is a great show to find out what's hot. I've been a guest on her show myself!  Her latest book is Rough Stock.

Click here to check out Cat's show.

 

 

 

 

Susan Weed is an author who guest hosts the show ladybuglive.com sometimes, and is a guest on many other radio shows as well. She is another woman who helps empower women with her books and her shows.

Click here to check out Susan's website.

 

 

 

 

 

"Jaxx" hosts RealTalk ~ RealWoman on blogtalkradio.com. I don't know the identity of this mysterious lady host but her manner on the air feels like being with good a friend. 

Click here to check out Jaxx's show.

 

Stella Price co-hosts Books Beyond the Boundaries on blogtalkradio.com. She is also an author of erotic romance. Her latest book is called Gifts. On the radio she talks books with authors and others in the industry.

Click here to check out Stella's show.

 

 

 

Yvonne Pierre hosts The Yvonne Pierre Show on blogtalkradio.com. Her show features inspirational and informative stories of women overcoming obstacles.

Click here to check out her show.

 

 

Now that we're all acquainted, let's get on with it!

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Nancy


First let me thank each of you for taking the time to participate. Thank you!  This is an informal discussion so everyone can just jump right in on the subjects they'd like to comment on. I’ve listened to each of your shows, but for readers who are meeting you for the first time please explain the main idea or concept behind your program.  I was a guest on Cat’s show last month, so why don't we start there?

 

Cat


What’s Hot in Romance is the public voice of allromanceebooks.com (ARe), an online ebook retailer. Since ARe sells thousands of romance books from close to 200 publishers, they figured they had a pretty good pulse on what was hot in the industry, and so a weekly show which features some of the hottest names in romance was born. Authors, editors, publishers, and soon, cover models, are interviewed by me, live on air, while listeners can ask questions in the Blog Talk Radio chat room.  It’s really all about bringing together those who love reading romance with those who create it.


Nancy


I noticed that you feature some really hot authors on your show, like recently, Shannon Leigh, Kelsey Lewis, Jeanne Barrack and Megan Hussey, just to name a few. I think its particularly interesting that you interview editors and publishers on the show as well. It's a great way to keep readers informed about what's going on in the industry. Stella's show also focuses on women in writing, isn't that right Stella?

 

Stella


Books Beyond the Boundaries is actually my answer to coffee talk. I like to think of myself as the literary Howard Stern, because while I do have awesome authors, they don’t have to be authors, they can be themselves, and I think readers wanna see that.

 

Nancy


I personally found the laid back atmosphere of your show very pleasant to listen to. Some of the authors Stella has interviewed include Lean Austin, Jacquelyn Frank and Samantha Sommersby. I'm noticing the hot topic in women's romance these days is science fiction and paranormal. I've been getting more and more into those lately myself. But there's a wide variety of topics on women's radio besides romance to intrigue listeners. Real life stories and issues of all kinds provide radio shows that women can relate to and therefore enjoy.  Shows like Real Talk ~ Real Women.  Great name for a show, by the way.

Jaxx


Real Talk~Real Woman is a show about life discussions from different perspectives. People from all walks of life come on the show and share life altering experiences.

 

Nancy


In looking over some of your shows, I was impressed with the wide variety of subjects you cover. You have a show featuring a poet who writes reality and truth in her work (I love that concept), while another show tackled world AIDS day and still another discussed women networking. You've also had  discussions about a variety of books, from style and manners to becoming rich. There is surely something for everyone there. And with such strong, positive women as yourselves hosting, I think nearly any topic could be turned into a positive. That's the whole point of Yvonne's show, which focuses on stories that are inspirational.

Yvonne


The mission for The Yvonne Pierre Show is to empower others through informative guests and inspirational stories of guests from different walks of life on various topics.  The topics range from parenting, philanthropy, to starting business.

 

Nancy


I love shows that keep their audience's attention a wide variety of topics. And I especially liked the positive tone to your shows, such as Ordinary Women Can Do Extraordinary Things with Laura Wellington, and Building Healthy Relationships with Dr. Shirley Boone-Sanford, just to name a few. WomanSphere is yetanother show that focuses around women and their life issues.

 

Amina


WomanSphere by Amina is a movement. I have always been an advocate for women’s issues. As a community service, I use the show as a means of giving back.  The show itself is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of women across the globe. Our mission is to discuss issues that oftentimes are swept under the rug. We seek to shine the light on these issues by providing information and support. In addition, we celebrate and honor the beauty and diversity of women everywhere.


Nancy


In line with this I was impressed with how enlightening and informative Amina's shows were. There are, again, quite a range of women's issues discussed, from depression, to domestic violence, to tax advice, to marital advice, and I notice there were opinions from experts too. I'm finding too that many of these shows have a personal element to them that enhances the substance of the show.  A great example of this is The Mother Daughter Club.

Kathe


On my show, The Mother Daughter Club, we celebrate the family of women and while we talk about many things, always we speak and listen through the filter of the heart. This is our chosen language; it is the way we interact and understand each other and our situations, and it is what distinguishes the show. We believe in the everlasting beauty of the soul, and we invite our listeners to explore with our guests the many paths that lead us to this understanding. The show is not religious, though we honor all women and their different religions. We are more spiritually and motivationally oriented. Our goal is to inspire women to find their passion in life and go for it! When they are finished listening to a show, we want them to feel empowered with tools that will help them indulge in the full adventure of life.


Nancy


Kathe also interviews a wide variety of guests who speak on many varied subjects. A few of her more recent shows featured author Gina Mazza Hillier of Everything Matters, Nothing Matters, and Joyce Faulkner, reading from For Shrieking Out Loud. Both of these shows grab your attention, don't they? I know they did mine! And then, of course, another hot topic for women is the issue of health. Susan Weed writes books about women's health issues and she works these into her radio career.

Susan


My mentor Jean Houston told me twenty years ago that I ought to focus at least part of my attention on doing radio shows. I have taken her advice. I have two radio shows of my own, plus I am a guest on dozens of other shows. On my show, LadybugLive.com I read my books out loud, and I also do a monthly radio show for HealthyLife.net.

 

 

Nancy


Susan's books and radio spots all focus on holistic healing of the whole woman, which I happen to be an advocate for.  You know, one of the things that I can't help noticing about all of your radio shows is the vibrant, uplifting tone you impart to your listeners. And in getting to know some of you, I’ve been impressed with your positive energy, especially when combined with your professionalism. I couldn’t help thinking about how, in the media at least, it seems like we often focus on the hardships that make it more difficult for women to succeed. Was it difficult for you? What obstacles have you had to overcome in order to achieve your goals?

Stella


Getting the authors I want on the show. LOL.

 

 

Cat


Getting the word out, letting people know who we are and what we do, and building a listener base is proving a slow process. We still get far more listeners who enjoy the show from the recorded archives rather than live. We would love to have those listeners there during the live show, interacting with each other and the guests in the chat room.

 

 

Susan


I have done an enormous amount of both television and radio work, starting when I was in high school. At UCLA, I was the campus correspondent for one of the major networks (NBC I think, but maybe CBS) as well as being a reporter for the college newspaper The Daily Bruin. I have starred in more than thirty video productions, all of which are archived in Austin Texas at the University Media Center. I have been on every major network. I have given interviews on hundreds, maybe even thousands, of small and large radio shows.There are many obstacles. Much media work never sees the light of day or is ever released. For example: Oprah’s Oxygen Network sent an entire crew to my place. They filmed for over eight hours. The show never ran. This is part of doing this kind of work. Much effort never pays off. My rule is don’t look back, just keep doing more. Some shows will run and become well known, some will be the part of the iceberg that is below the surface.


Nancy


I can only imagine how disappointing that was!  To have actually taped the Oprah show and have it fall through...how discouraging. But I noticed that the obstacles you've mentioned, like getting the word out (marketing is so expensive and often doesn't accomplish much) or getting the people you want to appear on your show or even having the best laid plans fall though - all of these obstacles come from outside of ourselves so there's really not much we can do about them.  What about obstacles from within?  Do any of you deal with those?

Yvonne


It was a hard decision for me to follow through with my show.  I had never done a radio show, had no experience or any idea how I was going to pull it off.  [I wondered,] am I good enough?

 


Nancy


I find this questioning of oneself can be very debilitating obstacle. (However, Yvonne, having listened to you on radio, I would have to answer your question with a resounding, yes!).

 

 

Jaxx


My show's title has caused some men to think it's a show about male bashing...lol  I let the men know that everybody is welcomed on the show. Once they listen to the show their judgment quickly changes. I have a lot of men who support the show, and I am very happy about that. I'm blessed to be doing a powerful show, and I'm glad God is using me to spread hope and love.


Nancy


I can relate to that. For years I was promoting my books as “female friendly erotica,” and I was actually shocked whenever men would contact me to tell me they enjoyed reading them as well! I have since learned that there are many men out there who are quite supportive of women and they really want to understand what we’re about.

 

Amina


The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome is myself. In the pursuit of happiness I have been my biggest roadblock. In order to lend myself to the cause of helping other women I had to become a better woman myself. I needed to work through some of my own issues before I could fully accept the responsibility of this radio show.
One of the hardest things for me was to believe that I am worthy of success without apology.  I also needed to understand my beauty as a woman, flaws and all. Once I was able to embrace and accept the awesome woman that I am, I knew then that I had a “story” to share, something that gives me a certain authority to assume the position of a motivational speaker…. talk show host.


Nancy


This is so true, and very well said. I think it's crucial for women to challenge themselves—while accepting themselves—in order to become what they're meant to be.  It’s a balancing act.  But I must say, all of you really seem to have it figured out.  When I listen to your shows, they all appear to run so smoothly. Is there a lot of preparation involved, or do you just go on the air and improvise?

 

Susan


For LadybugLive.com, where I read my books out loud, the shows are archived when I finish a book, which may take 2-3 years since I only record 15-20 minutes per week from April through November. I have finished reading Healing Wise and New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way.  I am currently reading Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.  HealthyLife.net is my most labor intensive show. I generally spend 4-6 hours preparing for my one-hour show.

 


Yvonne


First, before I agree to do a show I do my homework and read as much information about the guest and a little on the topic.  Then, once I agree to do the show, I do a lot of reading on the topic so I can know the basics.  If we are discussing a rare genetic condition, I look for statistics and read the cause, possible treatments, and so on.  Once I understand it more, then I develop questions.  I would say it depends on the topic and how familiar I am with what we’re discussing.  If I am familiar with subject, it is less preparation.  I really enjoy talking to the guest and I learn even more during the interview, but I also enjoy doing the research on the topics.


Jaxx


I do a lot of preparation for the show. I work hard to find a balance between work, family & friends. I do two shows a week, Fridays at 10p.m.cst/Sundays at 5p.m.cst. I book guests and talk with publicists throughout the week. All my shows are planned out in advance, and I book my guests around show topics. I've had everyday people, politicians, artists, musicians, models, promoters, authors, poets, actors, foster parents, community activists, entrepreneurs, comedians, entertainers and celebrities on my show.


Amina


As a rule I prepare an outline and format for each show. The show may not always follow the format exactly, but I like to have it as blueprint. I have tried doing it without one, but I found that I could sometimes get sidetracked that I don’t ask some key questions, some of which I have regretted not asking. But, we live and we learn. I now plan every show as a precautionary measure, but I like to think of my show as my couch and I invite online casino guide all “my girls” over to have a good time.


Cat


I do prepare, not excessively, but enough to make sure I know enough about the guest to ask intelligent questions and keep the discussion going for the entire time we are on air. My research mostly consists of visiting the guest's website. I especially enjoy reading bios and finding out interesting details about the guest's life, and I read their blog and book blurbs. I definitely do NOT want the show to sound planned or scripted. I like the feeling of just two people talking. Listeners have told me they feel like they are eavesdropping on a slumber party. I think that's a good thing.


Stella


Full improvisation! I like to wing it, see where the conversations take us.

 


Nancy


Stella, I don't know how you do it! would have an ulcer if I did that.  For those of you who tape live, do you get nervous, or find it difficult to turn it 'on' sometimes?

 

 

Cat


What's Hot in Romance is live so those on the West Coast can listen in after work. We are on from 9:30-10:30 PM Eastern Time, which is about my usual bedtime since I live in New York and get up at 6 AM. So yeah, at times I am tired. But I have to honestly say that when I get off air at the end of the hour, I am so energized by the interviews that I can't go right to sleep, so I usually post a Blog entry about that night's show.  I used to get very nervous. Before my first ever show I didn't sleep for days worrying I'd run out of things to say before the hour was up. But now that doesn't happen and I sleep just fine. There are a bit of nerves the hour before I go on air, but I am a former tour guide so I long ago learned how to channel the adrenaline from being nervous and use it to give me energy, whether it be for a tour or an interview.


Amina


All of my shows are done live. It’s life “unscripted.” I don’t want to edit or avoid any “mistakes.” I believe that there is beauty in the story being told in real time. The listeners feel a direct connection. I want to the listener to be “in the moment” so that we, my audience, and myself are having the experience simultaneously.
Every show feels like my first. I am nervous and anxious every single time. Because we are live, I guess it’s the element of the “unknown” that creates the anxiety.  There is no one that is going to chime in and say “cut, take two” when something does not go according to the plan. We just roll with the punches, you know?
For me, turning it “on” is something natural. That’s not meant to be arrogant. It’s simply the truth. I have finally stepped into the shoes that God tailor made for me to walk in. It’s just what I do. So, whether it is the show or in my everyday living, when life says “lights, camera, action” I am always going to be ready!


Jaxx


I broadcast live and I get butterflies before every show...lol. I say a prayer for myself and the guests and I'm fine after that :)


Stella


I do live, and no, it's just like I’m sitting around with friends, a good bottle of wine and a lot of odd conversation. You see it like that and things never get hairy.

 

Yvonne


All the shows are broadcast live, then archived for listeners to tune in later or download.  Oh, yes, I do get a little nervous before every show, but not as much as I was my first few shows.  Usually the nervousness goes away once I start talking and it has never been to the point where I don’t want to do the show.  All the interviews that I have done I have really been interested in the topic and look forward to it and once we are on air I focus on the guest and the topic and the nervousness goes away.


Susan


I enjoy this work, and never have nerves about it. I am always on, I don’t need to turn it on, I just am.

 

 

 


Nancy


Have you had any embarrassing moments live, or experienced any 'snafus' as a radio host?

 

 

 

Stella


Not at all. I barely get embarrassed.

 


Jaxx


Ohhhhhhhhhh Yes!! Hahahaha I cherish all the moments in radio, and I'm so cool under pressure. Most of the snafus only I'm aware of, because "I never let them hear me sweat!" Ahahhaha. Once my switchboard disappeared, and I had to call out the guests from memory. I kept the show running until the switchboard came back up.


Cat


I live in fear of technical difficulties. I have plans to have some backup shows on tape, maybe a "Best Of" recording to use in an emergency, but we haven't gotten around to creating that yet. I have had guests who had phone issues. I ended up doing a dramatic reading of their book excerpt to fill the time. It worked out fine. I enjoy reading excerpts on air. It makes me feel very theatrical. LOL.

 


Kathe


We are a prerecorded show, which I find very relaxing and my guests do, too, because if you really stumble over your tongue, you can do it over. It doesn’t happen too much (mostly it’s me with my uhs and ums!), but I really think that the tongue stumbles feel “real” and offer credibility, but every now and then I’m glad we’re prerecorded. Just recently, I forgot to turn my cell phone off (we record on landlines). When it rang out its loud and woolly song in the middle of an inspiring moment from an articulate guest, I couldn’t concentrate long enough to turn off the phone (you have to hold down the button and then it makes another noise when it goes off), so I just opened and closed it, which caused it to hang up on my best friend. Well, best friends don’t give up that easily, so naturally she called back. I realized I was going to have to explain it to her, so that whole conversation with her had to be edited out. Luckily, my guest picked up our conversation from where we left off seamlessly, and now I remember to turn off my cell phone.  Another time, I forgot to put the dog out of the recording studio. Now I remember to do that, too. And I never record after 4 pm on Monday any more. The gardener walks by the studio with his blower machine at that hour. I always cringe when those things happen, and I think my guests must feel like they’re being interviewed by a hokey pokey operation, but they are always so gracious. I think I’ve gotten a lot better about preparing the studio, too.


Nancy


I’m sure it helps if you have a good guest on your show.  What makes a guest good? What do you look for in your guests?  Feel free to tell us about some of your favorites.

 

 

Stella


Interesting romance authors. I like to chat with them because we have something in common.

 

 

Yvonne


Inspirational stories and/or informative topics ranging from parenting to business by guests who have chosen to make a difference.  I look for information and people that I feel will empower the listeners.

 

 

Amina


Well, contingent on the topic of the show, the guests may have to meet different criteria. The mission of the show is to heal and empower women. All of my guests should have a desire to share their story in hopes to positively influence the life of another woman. That would be the most important criteria to be met for my guests.

 

Jaxx


I look for guests who are "real" and in touch with who they are. I look for guests who are passionate about life and their talent. I'm not interested in self-centered divas...lol.  I want to speak to people who make a difference in this world by being good people.


Cat


You definitely want someone with an interesting life. Two weeks ago I interviewed an erotic author who's a former exotic dancer, a grandmother and co-writes with her daughter. You gotta love a guest who gives you that much to work with!
I personally dread the guest who gives one word answers to questions. Unfortunately, you can't really know that until you've talked to the person, and all the booking and prep is done by email. Luckily, the non-talker hasn't happened too often. Usually the guest is happy to talk and the time flies by
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Nancy


Wow!  I think that may be the first time I’ve seen 'exotic dancer' and 'grandmother' used in the same sentence, let alone to describe one person.  I’ll have to check that interview out.  Kathe, I know you've had some fascinating guests on your show as well.  Tell us about some of the most inspiring ones for you.

 

 

Kathe


I was thrilled to interview Lisa Nichols, who was featured in the movie, The Secret, though I admit I was nervous to meet her. She is amazing though, and immediately put me at ease with her conversational style. Edie joined me for that interview, because she’s also a fan of Lisa’s and had watched her on Oprah’s show. We had a blast!
I was also excited to meet and interview Dr. Zhi Gang Sha (yes, we interview men too), whose book, Soul Wisdom, Practical Treasures to Transform Your Life, was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.  He is renowned the world over as a genuine healer. There is even a documentary about him that was produced by an independent source that was impressed with his work.  During my interview with him, I was almost overwhelmed by his presence, even though it was just a phone interview! He radiated good energy, if you know what I mean. I was so excited that I couldn’t remember the chant he teaches for reaching your soul, which contains only six words. I had been practicing it every day, too, but zoom! They just exited my brain. He was gracious enough to fill in for me, as he did in other places during the interview. But then he asked me if I would sing my own soul song on the air. Well, you just don’t say no to an enlightened man like the master, so something came out of my throat, but I’m not sure what it was. Egads. Embarrassing. I must be under his happy spell though, because I am conducting another interview with him early next year. He has a new book out called Soul Communication, and we will talk about it.  Or...he will talk about it and I'll just mumble!
Other guests include Dawna Markova, co-author of Random Acts of Kindness, life coaches Raleigh Pinskey, Robin Jay, Cynthia Brian, Gina Mazza Hillier and more. We had a really funny funny man, Bernie Schein, who talks about ways to draw out the intelligence and creative energy of our teenagers, had me laughing through the whole interview.
And then, there was an incredible story told by a teacher, Jin Dorst. She was dying of esophageal cancer; it was hard for her to speak during the show, but speak she did – for an hour! She told the story of her cancer, how her life had been miserable and got much worse when she was diagnosed. Then, with the help of a nurse, she tried to kill herself, but incredibly survived. From that point, she figured God had it in for her, so she went through treatment and lived another ten years in the most incredible joy! The cancer returned, and she died soon after our interview. I was mesmerized by her story. Really mesmerized.
I’ve interviewed so many great people, including a Feng Shui master and experts in elder care, parenting and wedding etiquette…just too many to list here. I have learned so much. The best part about doing the show for me is that I get to ask those questions in my own heart, and I have some of the world’s leading experts to offer their advice and impressions. My life improves in leaps and bounds from what I take away from each show. No kidding. It’s the real reason I’m doing this
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Nancy


I want to go online and listen to every single one of those shows you just mentioned! So how does one go about getting an online radio show? How did it happen for you? Was it your idea or someone else’s?

 

 

Kathe


Originally, I was invited to host a show with three informed, fun, and funny women, who are the authors and professional speakers Allyn Evans, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, and Joyce Faulkner. We’d had a blast hosting audio classes for writers, which were being sold through Double Dragon Publishing as CDs and downloadable files. We’d created about 20 shows when Allyn shared a new contact with us: Edie Galley, who was the producer of By For and About Women Radio Network. Allyn wanted to know who would like to host a radio show with her, and a couple of us jumped on the bandwagon and began negotiations with Edie. Then, as way leads on to far-fetched way, all the others became caught up in various individual projects until only I was left standing. Edie gave me a clear license to create the show of my dreams, and offered every form of encouragement and technical support. I was nervous at first, because I was accustomed to performing with my good friends, so I started out by interviewing only people I knew well. As a matter of fact, my first interview was with my mother, haha! And it was appropriate, I thought, since the show was called The Mother Daughter Club. My mom had been one of those rare women who enrolled in the WAVES during WWII to serve the country as part of a newly resurrected branch of the military for women. I interviewed her and two of her octogenarian WAVE friends, who had served with her. That interview gave me the oomph to move on.
Another good friend, Cynthia Brian, who is an amazing radio show host with Starstyle Productions (Be The Star You Are! ®), had just interviewed me on her show, so I invited her to be on mine next. Things took off from there. Referrals led to more referrals, until I had queries for interviews from a growing number of venues. To be honest, I am humbled by them…so many amazing people! This is the true reason I keep the show going: I have the privilege of meeting and chatting with some of the most inspiring people on the planet. You can buy tickets to see them speak publicly, you can dream about meeting them backstage, you can purchase their books and CDs, and here I was chatting one-on-one with them about their lives. Sheez. Thank you, God
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Jaxx


I was encouraged to do a radio show, and at first I didn't think I could do it alone. After a year God blessed me with the strength to do my show solo, and I haven't looked back!

 

Yvonne


The idea to have a radio show came to me about two years ago and I resisted and refused to do it at first.  Why?  I had no experience or knowledge on how to do a radio show.  So, I recorded two shows, the theme song, and was going to pitch it to radio stations.  At first, I was going to purchase a 30-minute spot on FM radio.  I did not have the money and I wasn’t popular enough to get sponsors.  So, I said okay God you gave this to me I need you to make a way for this to happen.  I got an email about BlogTalkRadio and the rest is history.


Stella


I started mine on blogtalkradio because I wanted a place to vent stuff and talk about what interested me and the other authors of the romance genre. I did...and the rest has been history.

 

Cat


I am actually just the "voice" of All Romance eBooks' What's Hot in Romance, so it's not really MY show. I was lucky enough to be asked to host after the owners of ARe heard me being interviewed on the radio about my own writing. They say I'm a natural on air. I, on the other hand, can't even listen to myself on the tape. I keep wanting to edit things to make it better, which you can't do on a live show. Guess that need to edit is the writer in me coming out.

 


Nancy


Well! I just noticed that this has turned into quite the lengthy interview, but I enjoyed every minute. I'm so impressed with each and every one of you very special women of online talk radio.  I really think your positive attitudes have a lot to do with your success.  And I wish you even more of the same to come. For all you ladies reading this, be sure and check out their shows. I find it makes the more dreary chores of the day fly by when your listening.
And I want to thank each of you again for sharing your thoughts and advice with me and my readers.  We will be listening...