Thursday, March 01, 2001

PROGRAMMING CHANGE ON APRIL 7, 2001 - RossBecker @ 09:55 EST

ATTENTION AFFILIATES OF BTR
DELIVER THIS FAX TO PROGRAM DIR.
OR GENERAL MANAGER

PROGRAM CHANGE
Saturday, 4/7/2001

We keep getting better…providing more quality programs…and responding to your needs. Therefore, please examine carefully the changes below. You will receive a copy of this in the mail and it is available on our website in the affiliate info section.

The Opportunity Show
This is money talk radio that is easy to listen to. Award winning broadcasters, Bob Lange and Ellis Martin give listeners and entrepreneurs the chance to talk about their business. If you are looking to grow your company…or looking to invest in an exciting start-up…The Opportunity Show is great radio.


The Opportunity Show will replace Maverick Investing from noon to 1 pm Eastern time on Saturdays. Maverick Investing will no longer be part of the BusinessTalkRadio line-up. New programming for the 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday time period will be announced shortly.

If you have any comments or questions…contact Ross Becker or Jon Patch

Thursday, February 08, 2001

HOURLY BUSINESS UPDATES ELIMINATED - RossBecker @ 09:52 EST
Begining on February 12, 2001...BusinessTalkRadio will no longer be airing regularly scheduled Business Updates in it's syndicated programming.

The hourly updates, airing 5 times per hours, will eliminate the clutter in the high quality, business talk programming now being provided to 190 stations nationwide.

However, the hosts of each show will be giving "live" stock market news and numbers as part of their regular show content, so listeners will still get the basic market info during the times when the market is open.

For more information, please contact Ross Becker or Jon Patch at BusinessTalkRadio.

Tuesday, February 06, 2001

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR 2/12 CHICAGO CHANGEOVER - RossBecker @ 11:32 EST
On Februrary 10th...BusinessTalkRadio began operating it's hub and operations center in Chicago.

Here is a list of new telephone numbers and contact names.

Bob Ferguson will be the new Operations Coordinator in Chicago. Kurt Peterson is also available in Chicago to assist.

Bob and Kurt can be reached:
Office 312-640-5000 Ext. 230
Pager 312-979-7074

The NEW BTR Master Control/Studio Chicago HOTLINE is 312-640-1197. Someone can be reached at this number 24/7 if you have an emergency problem or question.

The BTR Chicago ISDN numbers are: 312-664-3409
312-664-3410
312-664-3443
312-664-3460

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Tee to Green "live" from world class resort - RossBecker @ 09:09 EST

BTR LIFESTYLE PROGRAM TO AIR “LIVE” FROM PREMIER GOLF RESORT IN COLORADO

BusinessTalkRadio and the world-class Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado are teaming up to host the nationwide radio talk show Tee to Green.

The show is a one-hour, weekly program about golf featuring some of the biggest names in the game and info on equipment, golf trips and tournament news.

Beginning soon, the program will originate “live” from the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, hosted by Jay Ritchie. Ritchie will be broadcasting “live” from the clubhouse at the Broadmoor. Tee to Green is currently heard on 42 BusinessTalkRadio stations nationwide on Saturday mornings from 8 to 9 Eastern Time.

“We are very excited about this partnership with one of the nation’s top golf and recreation destinations”, said Ross Becker, Vice President of Marketing for BTR. “Tee To Green has always been one of our most popular weekend/lifestyle programs for BusinessTalkRadio and having it originate from this top-notch golf destination will only make it better and more exciting for the listener”, said Becker.

For more information, contact Ross Becker at 270.317.0071


Thursday, January 25, 2001

New BTR Tier Two show line-up - RossBecker @ 15:01 EST

TIER TWO Weekend business/lifestyle programming
Available for national syndication


TEE TO GREEN Saturdays 8 am-9am The perfect weekend lifestyle show for your station! Tee to Green is about golf! Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller and Betsy King are just a few of the legends who share their stories on this Saturday morning BTR program. The program highlights the weekly tournaments and hosts Jim Shepard and Jay Ritchie review the latest styles and makes of clubs, balls and accessories. This show is frequently on the road broadcasting “live” from some of the nations premiere golf resorts including Hilton Head, Miami, Augusta and Orlando. Currently airing in 38 markets nationwide.

THE RV SHOW Saturdays 9 am-10 am Millions of Americans can’t wait to “get on the road again”….and this program talks to them every week. Hosted by Tim Karr and Don Rochon, The RV Show takes a practical, and often humorous, approach to the world of RVs from equipment to unique places to go with the family. Currently airing in 53 markets nationwide.

ON THE ROAD Saturdays 10am-Noon Host Jeff Brooks knows everything about your car, truck or SUV. He has been helping listeners with those frustrating and expensive vehicle repairs for over 20 years. With his down-to-earth-advice, Jeff keeps listeners posted on maintenance and new high-tech auto features. He personally test drives hundreds of new car models each year and gives his list of the best and worst. This is fun and helpful Saturday morning radio.
On The Road airs nationwide in 96 markets.

THE VETERANS SHOW Saturdays 3 pm-5 pm There are 25 million veterans in the United States, 8 million active duty and reserve personnel in the country and this show talks directly to them and their families. There is no other program like this available for your station. The Veterans Show talks about the issues, policies, politics and problems facing millions of patriotic Americans…the largest untapped market in radio history. 50 radio stations are currently carrying this program.

TALKIN PETS with JON PATCH Saturdays 5 pm-8 pm If you love animals you will love this wonderful program. This weekly call-in program is broadcast “live” from Sea World in Orlando. Host Jon Patch is always finding great celebrity guests such as Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo, Bob Barker and Betty White, along with famous animal trainers and veterinarians.
Get all the latest animal news, updated info on feeding and health. Listen, laugh and learn..that’s what this fantastic lifestyle show is all about. Enjoyed currently in 115 BTR markets.

THE BILL MORAN SHOW Sundays 8pm-10 pm This show is about show business! Host Bill Moran is informative and controversial. His guests include politicians, heads of corporations, and some of the hottest names in entertainment. Recent guests joining Bill have been Charlton Heston, Pat Boone, Kenny Rogers and Ed McMahon. On the air in 42 national markets.

AMERICA’S DINING AND TRAVEL Sundays 1 pm-3 pm Food and travel! Chef Pierre Wolfe knows them both and he not only talks about them…he takes you there and let’s you taste your dream. This show highlights the great restaurants and the great travel adventures of a lifetime. Listeners can call Pierre to ask questions about the best places to spend their leisure time. Currently carried nationally by 35 radio stations.

COMPUTER AMERICA Sundays 3 pm – 6 pm This is not just another computer show. Computer America with Craig Crossman makes the world of bits and bytes understandable to you and me. You make the telephone call or send the email and Craig will walk you through your problem or give you the solution. The show gives away thousands of dollars worth of computer hardware and software every year…that keep the listeners coming back. Airing in 49 national radio markets.

BIZ SOUP Saturdays 8 pm – 10 pm and Sundays 6 pm- 8 pm Hosted by Chris Jaynes and John DeBevoise. Biz Soup is not just radio…it is a content rich, entertaining, multimedia presentation. Topics include business and marketing…these guys entertain, inform and empower the audience to recognize opportunity and take action. That’s Biz Soup. On the air in 46 BTR markets nationwide.

EQUITY STRATEGIES with Stu Taylor Sundays Noon to 1 pm Get inside tips and helpful hints toward stock investment and “small cap” public companies. In addition, Equity Strategies features a recap of the previous week’s financial news and market activity with analysis geared to decisions on future investments. Currently airing in 38 BTR markets nationwide including Phoenix and Dallas.

THE DAMON VICKERS SHOW Monday thru Friday 6 to 8 pm You want controversy and fun…then this is the show you need. Damon Vickers is a nationally-known business radio veteran who pushes the right buttons with his guests and listeners. He talks business..everything from the stock trends…to guests with info on how to shelter your earning off-shore..legally!
You either love him…or hate him…but you can’t turn him off. Currently airing in 42 BTR markets nationwide including Washington, D.C.and Chicago.

THE OPPORTUNITY SHOW early Monday AM Midnight to 1 am This is a no-nonsense, easy to listen to program that focuses on your public company’s emerging story. Award winning broadcasters Bob Lange and Ellis Martin present all the important bullet points and industry trends concerning your business. This is an upbeat and commanding radio show…no long drawn out executive interviews. Currently airing on 39 BTR markets nationwide including Tampa, Trenton and Portland.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Sundays 8 am to 11 am This is a very popular, fast-paced, three hour, call-in program that blends hard info and opinion on the market and business in general. Listener driven topics make it very engaging for the audience. Currently airing on 58 BTR stations nationwide including Houston, Buffalo and San Diego.

SPORTS BIZ with Fred Wallin Sundays 10 pm to Midnight Eastern time. The fun and the business of sports in our country. This listener-driven show is full of the latest scores and scandals of sport. Currently airing on 37 BTR stations nationwide.

“ONLINE TONIGHT” with David Lawrence M-Sat 10 pm to 1 am High tech and pop culture, that’s Online Tonight. Computers, websites, tech companies, new products, its all HERE! Currently airing nationwide in 35 BTR markets including Boston and Portland.

“MAVERICK INVESTING WITH DOUG FABIAN” Saturdays Noon to 3 pm Three hours of dynamic stock and business talk. Cutting edge investment ideas and bold, new outlooks on money management. Doug Fabian is what the name implies, a Maverick. Your listeners will be sharing his ideas on the golf course and in the office. Currently airing on KLSX-FM in Los Angeles, WCKG-FM in Chicago and 65 other national radio markets.

REAL ESTATE TODAY WITH TOM KELLY Sunday 11am to noon Eastern This award-winning show focuses on the nuts and bolts of real estate, from financing to finishing touches. Nationally syndicated writer Tom Kelly hosts this call-in program. Loans, taxes or capital gains this show gives listeners a chance to get the answers. Currently airing on KIRO in Seattle 45 other markets and Armed Forces Radio worldwide.

Replays of these and other Tier One programming is also available during some
weekend hours.

For more information…contact Ross Becker at 270-317-0071 or Jon Patch at 813-888-5043………………or check out our website at BusinessTalkRadio.net

Friday, January 19, 2001

Damon Vickers Replaces On Your Side Radio - RossBecker @ 16:43 EST
DAMON VICKERS SHOW JOINS BUSINESS TALK RADIO LINE-UP

We are happy to announce that experienced, business talk show host Damon Vickers is returning to the air with his own show, beginning Monday, on the BusinessTalkRadio.network.

BTR has signed an agreement with Vickers to do a Monday through Friday “Live” financial talk show in the 6 pm to 8 pm Eastern time slot. Vickers is a radio, business talk veteran with a unique, aggressive background and on-air style. He promises to be controversial and edgy and is sure to create a “buzz” with listeners and other financial experts.

This latest change in the BusinessTalkRadio show line-up is part of an on-going upgrade by BTR. We continue to polish our schedule and add hosts and shows that will provide affiliated stations with the best business and financial talk programming available.

For more information, contact Ross Becker at 270-317-0071.

Tuesday, January 09, 2001

Equity Strategies replaces IPO Show on BTR - RossBecker @ 15:40 EST
ATTENTION AFFILIATES OF BTR
DELIVER THIS FAX TO PROGRAM DIR.
OR GENERAL MANAGER

PROGRAM CHANGE Feb. 4, 2001

We keep getting better…providing more quality programs…and responding to your needs. Therefore, please examine carefully the changes below. You will receive a copy of this in the mail and it is available on our website in the affiliate info section.

EQUITY STRATEGIES with Stu Taylor
This program will debut on Sunday, 2/4/2001 replacing the IPO Show.

Equity Strategies is full of inside tips and helpful hits about
stock investments and “small cap” public companies. In
addition, the show features a recap of the previous weeks
Financial news and market activity with analysis.

This is the perfect addition to a Sunday line-up!

For questions…contact Ross Becker or Jon Patch. The host of the show Stu Taylor can be reached

Friday, January 05, 2001

BTR moving Operations Center On Feb. 10 - RossBecker @ 15:58 EST


NEWS RELEASE
For immediate use 01/05/01

BusinessTalkRadio Upgrades Operations Center by moving the facility to Chicago.

BusinessTalkRadio announced today that it is moving the network broadcast operations center from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois. BTR has signed an agreement with Matrix Media in Chicago to house and operate its broadcast hub and studio complex.

According to BTR President, Chet Tart, being in Chicago puts us in one of the major financial headquarters of the world. Also, the heavy load of new affiliate stations and the recent addition of new, major market programming, makes it necessary for us to upgrade computer, communications and satellite equipment. This new operations center in Chicago will be state of the art.

One of the other major reasons for the upgrade to the Chicago facility, according to Tart, is that BTR will be able to streamline its delivery system and, in conjunction with the added shows and sales, make BTR profitable by the second quarter of 2001.

The switch of operations from Colorado to Chicago will take place on February 10th.

For more information…contact Ross Becker at 270.317.0071 or becker@bluegrass.net

Thursday, December 28, 2000

New clock for selected overnight programming - RossBecker @ 08:33 EST
IMPORTANT FAX
BTR affiliates….clock adjustment

This is critical for proper clearance of
Local commercial inventory

Beginning on Friday, January 5th(Saturday morning)…between 1 am eastern and 2 am Eastern Time…BTR will be clearing two half hour programs.
THESE PROGRAMS WILL HAVE NO IRN NEWS OR
BREAKS FOR LOCAL COMMERCIALS OR PROMOS/PSA’S.

Any local spots or announcements scheduled to air during this one hour time period will have to be moved to another hour in your overnight rotation.

These programs are: Focus Factor…a program discussing the benefits of an all-natural nutritional supplement
Veromax….a program discussing an all-natural supplement to treat sexual performance problems.

These programs will air back to back on Friday(Sat AM), Saturday(Sun AM) and Sunday(Monday AM) in 2001 from 1 am to 2 am.

Please make the changes in your audio delivery systems to accommodate this one-hour block with no breaks.

Any questions…please contact Kurt Peterson 1.719.528.7040
For info about the programs’ content..call Jeff Strahl at
561.802.4184.


Thursday, December 21, 2000

FLASH---ABC EXTENDS THE DEADLINE FOR STARGUIDE SWITCHOVER - RossBecker @ 14:23 EST
As you know, the satillite delivery standard will change in 2001 from Satcom to the Starguide.

BTR has signed a agreement to make the switch no later than March 31, 2001. THIS DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED BY ABC DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH DELIVERY OF SOME RECEIVERS.All BTR affiliates must have a Starguide receiver unit by THE 31ST in order to continue receiving programming.

The Starguide receiver allows BTR to lock out those who regularly "pirate" our programming and assures those legal affiliates exclusivity.

As part of the arrangement with ABC/Globecast...BTR has negotiated a discounted rate for Starguide receivers and cards.

If you do not already have a Starguide receiver, please contact Jon Patch or Ross Becker in the Affiliate department for details on obtaining the proper equipment to assure seamless service from BTR.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000

BTR Tier One Show Line-up - RossBecker @ 10:24 EST


GET YOUR NEW LISTENERS ADDICTED!
These TIER ONE programs/features are available now for syndication in most markets.

* “Business Morning” 6 am to 9 am M-F Eastern Time
“Live” start to your day with all the financial updates from overnight.
A look at the day ahead on Wall Street.
Analysis of the numbers at the opening bell and what happened in the
overseas markets overnight. Hosted by Leigh Richards and Greg Lanning.
News, features, live interviews. Brand yourself with business from the time the
sun rises. Currently airing in 45 nationwide markets.
* “The Bottom Line with Rob Black” M-F 9 am to Noon Eastern Time
Rob Black is the newest, freshest business/talk host in the nation.
He cranks up Nirvana on the CD player to get ready for his daily show.
Rob is 31 years old and has made millions practicing what he preaches.
Every hour, he puts major CEO’s in the Hot Seat. On air in 30 markets.
Take one hour, two hours or three, each hour is a new show.
Currently on nationwide in 33 markets including Washington D.C. & San Diego
* “On The Money with Ray Lucia” Noon to 3 pm Eastern time M-F
One of the nations top financial planners.
Ray and his “Brain Trust” answer listener questions and solve money problems.
Funny, informative and entertaining.
Currently airing in San Diego, San Francisco and 47 other markets.
Counter-program Rush in your market.
* “MG and The Stock Doctor” 3-4 pm/5-6 pm eastern time M-F
This is the way financial radio should sound! Hot, aggressive, FUN and packed
with valuable money/stock information. This is the fastest growing program
currently airing on 10 Florida radio stations and will be in 30 national markets in
in 2001. Two separate hours to help your afternoon drive time. This is news and
entertainment. It’s the perfect mix.
* “Market Wrap” M-F 4 pm to 5 pm Eastern Time
“Live” wrap-up of the day on Wall Street. Special analysis of market trends
and the closing numbers. Guest financial/stock experts.
Currently airing on 33 stations nationwide including Portland and San Francisco


* The Damon Vickers Show M-F 6pm to 8 pm Eastern Time
Hot, topical and controversial. Damon Vickers is a veteran financial host who knows how to push the buttons of his informed listeners. If nothing else, this show is entertaining and will keep the audience glued to the radio.
Currently airing on 42 stations nationwide.
* “Stock Talk with Rob Black” M-F 8 to 10 pm Eastern Time
Rob is back! His nighttime show is irreverent and relevant.
Analyzing the business/stock news of the day. Dogs of the Day is a
Special feature. Answering caller questions about hot/cold stocks and strategy for
tomorrow. This is business talk for a younger demo!
Currently airing nationwide in 30 markets including San Francisco & Miami.
* “OnLine Tonight” with David Lawrence M-F 10 pm to 1 am
High tech and pop culture, that’s Online Tonight.
Computers, websites, tech companies, new products, its all HERE!
Currently airing nationwide in 35 BTR markets including Boston and Portland.
* “Maverick Investing with Doug Fabian” Saturdays 1pm to 3 pm
Two hours of dynamic stock and business talk.
Cutting edge investment ideas and bold, new outlooks on money management.
Doug Fabian is what the name implies, a Maverick.
Your listeners will be sharing his ideas on the golf course and in the office.
Currently airing on KLSX-FM in Los Angeles, WCKG-FM in Chicago and
65 other national radio markets. Weekday Maverick Money Minutes are also
available for clearance.
*Real Estate Today with Tom Kelly Sunday 11am to noon Eastern
This award-winning show focuses on the nuts and bolts of real estate, from
financing to finishing touches. This call-in program is hosted by
nationally syndicated writer Tom Kelly. Loans, taxes or capital gains this show
gives listeners a chance to get the answers. Currently airing on KIRO in Seattle
45 other markets and Armed Forces Radio worldwide.
* “Creating Your Dream” with Rieva Lesonsky Pre recorded for clearance daily.
One-minute vignettes that capture the spirit of the entrepreneur.
Stories about pioneers who gave up their 9 to 5 jobs to pursue their own business.
Personal, warm and informative. Easy to sell for local sponsorship.
Barter or Cash (Barter only with minimum AQH)
* “What’s Up With Your Money” customized daily stock reports
Designed to fit with different music formats.
Fed daily via ISDN from New York.
Custom lengths, custom content and custom tags.
Barter or cash (Barter only with minimum AQH)
Airing January 2, 2000 in Lousiville, Ky
ALL BusinessTalkRadio programming is simulcast on our website.
www.businesstalkradio.net

Tuesday, November 28, 2000

LINK businesstalkradio.net TO YOUR STATION SITE - RossBecker @ 09:24 EST
Let us help you drive additional listeners to your station website.

By adding a link to your site to the BTR master webpage, you can provide a constant link for your web listeners.

If you have a valid contract with BTR, please feel free to add the link businsstalkradio.net to your station site. Also, let us know and we will make plans to add your site to OUR site.

On the web it's a numbers game. Let us help you drive those numbers UP.

For more information, contact Ross Becker at 270-317-0071.