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Here's a list of shows that host authors, readings, and interviews


On BE THE STAR YOU ARE! celebrities, authors, publishers, and media personalities are our guests. The topics include lifestyles, personal growth, animals, show business, health, travel, design, gardening, finance, success, business skills, children, philosophy, relationships, parenting, and adventures. Click on the logo and get booked on World Talk Radio today!


The Michael Dresser Show has evolved over the years into an open educational and informational forum featuring daily guests from all over the country. Jim Agnew, Chicago publicist extraordinaire produces the show, books the guests and stirs the pot. Jimmy knows everyone and everyone knows Jimmy. Click on the graphic to visit Micahel and Jimmy!



Eye on Books - Brief interviews with authors of new and current fiction and non-fiction, presented in RealAudio and Windows Media streaming audio.






Wired for Books - An interactive book discussion site featuring essays, lectures, online books, RealAudio programs, spoken poetry, and other literary endeavors.





Kelly Writers House - Gathering place and a resource for all kinds of writers and space for experiment and innovation on the Web, as well as on the streets of Philadelphia, by providing webcasts of author readings and interviews. with visiting writers and poets.






Eclectics Authors - Official web pages for several published authors of genre fiction including romance, mystery, and western. Includes writing contests and newsletter.





Booknotes.org - "A companion web site to C-SPAN's Sunday author interview series . . . ." Includes an extensive online archive (dating from 1989 up to the present) of author interviews in text-transcript form, with many excerpts also available in audio and/or video (RealPlayer format).






USA Black Entertainment - Current information regarding movies, music, books, television, and radio as it concerns African Americans.






Cadence90: Bikes, Books, Internet Radio - Cadence90 features stories on bikes and biking, book reviews, and reviews of online radio.






Meria Heller! The Mouth That Roars!

... Meria's Book. ... 24-hour access to the archives, and interact with Meria during her shows






Talk To Tara-- AUTHOR INTERVIEWS, CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS and BOOK REVIEWS in RealAudio. ... PROFILES is a radio Talk Show featuring in-depth interviews with Celebrities, Authors ...






WebTalk - WebTalkGuys Radio ... as interviews with leaders, authors, visionaries





Mike Hodel's Hour 25 - http://www.hour25online.com/

Mike Hodel's Hour 25 was a one hour radio program of science fiction and science interviews, with news, reviews, story readings and radio drama, and it was on the air on KPFK in Los Angeles for 30 years.
When the original host, Mike Hodel died, his friend author Harlan Ellison hosted the show for a year and renamed it Mike Hodel's Hour 25. Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and others followed Harlan. The current host is TV personality and aerospace engineer Warren James. Now they broadcast only on the Internet at the above URL.





The Sci-Fi Files - http://www.radioscifi.net/

A real radio program broadcast on WDBO, 580 AM, Orlando, FL. Two hours every Saturday at midnight - an appropriate time, I suppose. Interviews with writers, reviews of the latest books, games and films, or call in and ask a question yourself. Available for listening on the web at WDBO.com.




Hour of the Wolf - http:/www.hourwolf.com/

Jim Freund has one of the most contemporary SF Radio shows around. Hour of the Wolf is still going on WBAI in New York City. He plays SF radio theater, but he also talks about what is going on in the field of SF literature and media, and interviews the writers and artists and other shakers of the industries that Science Fiction is a part of.





Free Book, Video Promotion and Publicity - Self-Published Authors ...  You may submit one extra book to be ... does not guarantee a free review in Mindquest.  ... to plan and produce television and radio shows featuring authors

Special Consideration For Uplifting Works From Self-Published Authors, Smaller Publishers, and Video Studios.







Media - Vijaya Schartz in the media and her talk show: AUTHORS' SECRETS RADIO....






Jerry Pippin Show Featuring UFO-FILES, and all paranormal stuff.  http://www.jerrypippin.com/






Los Angeles



BookRadio: Audio interviews with authors
New exclusive interviews with authors, and reviews of the latest books every week in RealAudio. Probably one of the best audio sites on the net. If you're a reader and you have RealAudio, this site is for you.





KFI 640 - Los Angeles, CA
Infoseek: KFI AM 640, More Stimulating Talk Radio from Los Angeles. Tune in for daily polls, live chat, 24/7 RealAudio simulcast, news/weather/traffic and plenty of other good stuff.
Yahoo!: - talk radio.





KLA -98.1 University of California at Los Angeles
- entirely student run radio station.










wgnradio.com - Radio 720 WGN - Chicago's News and Talk







Radio Reading Services in New York State

To access these programs, listeners usually need a specially-tuned radio, which is often lent free of charge to eligible applicants. Please contact the individual reading services for more information about eligibility and programming.




Western New York


Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service
P.O. Box 575
Buffalo, NY 14225

Phone: (716) 668-8888

Area served: Western New York, Southern Ontario (Canada)
Description: The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service broadcasts daily readings of newspapers, magazines, books and community information to blind and print-handicapped people.



WXXI Reachout Radio
280 State Street
Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (716) 325-7500

Area served: Rochester
Description: WXXI Reachout Radio provides 24-hour-a-day readings of local and national newspapers, magazines, and books for people who are print-handicapped. The closed-circuit radio signal is accessible through a specially-tuned radio, which is provided free of charge to eligible applicants.




Central New York


Read-Out Radio Reading Service
P.O. Box 2400
Syracuse, NY 13220-2400

Phone: (315) 453-2424

Area served: Syracuse, Watertown, Utica, Binghamton, Ithaca and their environs.
Description: Read-Out, a 24-hour radio reading service, is part of
WCNY-TV, Syracuse.




Eastern New York


Northeast Radio Reading Service
59 Leonard Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 562-1954

Area served: North Country
Description: Rebroadcasts the In Touch Network programming.



P.O. Box 17
Schenectady, NY 12301

Phone: (518) 357-1700

Area served: The 13-county area surrounding Albany and the Capital Region.
Description: WMHT's 24-hour radio station for blind and print disabled people in the Capital District and Hudson Valley region transmits on a subcarrier of the main WMHT-FM signal. Through a specially tuned table-top radio receiver, loaned free of charge to eligible applicants, listeners have access to readings of local and national newspapers, popular periodicals and books, as well as specialty programming.



Radio Vision - Ramapo Catskill Library System
619 North Street
Middletown, NY 10940

Phone: (914) 343-1131
or toll-free in NY state, (800) 327-7343

Area served: Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, and Putnam counties; parts of Columbia, Greene and Rockland counties.
Description: Radio Vision broadcasts bestsellers, magazines and local newspapers 24 hours a day over the subchannels of two local FM radio stations. Special receivers for the closed-channel signal are loaned without charge to print-handicapped listeners.



In Touch Networks
15 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 769-6270

Area served: New York metropolitan/tri-state area.
Description: In Touch is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a national radio reading service, broadcasting articles from more than 100 newspapers and periodicals 24 hours a day. Listeners within a 55-mile radius of New York City can pick up the closed-circuit signal on special receivers, provided (for a fee) by In Touch. Beyond the 55-mile limit, listeners can hear the broadcasts, via two communication satellites, through their own FM receivers.






Create Your Own Show



Host your own radio talk show, Part One: Demo/Audition Tapes ... 12 Months of Visibility for experts, authors, speakers, columnists ... freelance (paid) hosting and co-hosting talk radio ... http://www.andreareynolds.com/talk.html




HOME of Success Stories Talk Radio Show - Celebrity Host Ron Seggi ...

... Pennies Per Day, This Includes Production and Hosting. http://successstoriestv.com/