New Site Announcement Soon!

My company is doing a final shakedown of a new offering, here are a few hints, all podcasters do it, all podcasters will want to participate. I am pretty excited about the launch, we have put the site on a dedicated box because were expecting some pretty serious traffic. [www.rawvoice.com]

Do you want a sneak peak and are willing not to talk about it till we launch it in coming days? Send me an e-mail ceo@rawvoice.com This is number 1 of 4 podcasting site launches we will be making in the coming weeks!

Publicity Promotion for Podcaster News Network

From the RawVoice.com website see disclaimer below. We are working hard to get the word out to the masses on the Podcaster News Network and thought we would introduce a publicity promotion. From now till the middle of February we will be watching what listeners and podcasters have to say about PCN via their blog entries. We will take the top five submitted entries and give them some free air time across our family of shows.

So if you like what we are doing at PCN, or you love a specific show or category of the network and you write a web post on it let us know, it could turn into some great publicity for your own site. Drop us a email at feedback “at” podcasternews.com with the URL to the post, and we will add you to the list of sites that we will vote on. If you are a podcaster, and talk about us on your show be sure to send us episode and time hack.

Disclaimer: I am the CEO of RawVoice the Parent company of Podcaster News Network

Jason Calacanis and a Podcast Prediction!

Hey Jason got a question for you and it is in reference to this prediction:

12. No podcasting company will have any significant success in 2006, but a number of podcasters will be offered great jobs at Sirius and XM Radio.

How can you say no one will have significant success in 2006, when Podcast Connect has seen huge success this year. I don’t measure success in millions of dollars like you do, but I do measure success in several other ways.

Success is TechPodcasts.com and the reporting Affiliates are reaching 500,000 plus individual listeners each month, with podcasters putting some sponsorship money in their pockets for the past 6 months. Some of the podcasters are paying their house payments with their earnings. I think that is success don’t you!

Success
is the launch of the very first Citizen Media Podcast News Outlet at PodcasterNews.com which in it’s first 30 days has built up to 50 content producers contributing weekly content, by creating short five minute podcasts on news, lifestyle and general interest stories. Don’t even get me started on the mechanics of the engine that runs podcasternews.com, we are now licensing that engine to various organizations nationwide that are rolling out podcasting solutions. Pretty good for a startup that is being built while we all have day jobs!

We have had a great 2005, and I expect 2006 to be that much better and then some. If XM or Sirius want to talk we will be happy to talk to them but guess what are making this evolution happen without them. For that I am making it my personal challenge to insure that prediction #12 is wrong! [Jason Calacanis]

Podcaster News Network PCN update!

The Podcaster News Network beta testers have been banging away at the site now for about a week and we may be ready to start letting some of the public have a look at the site in about another week. How would you like a look? I have a list of reporters, bloggers, podcasters that want to take the tour and to be cut loose on the site but I forgot to invite some listeners in. If you would like a look at the Podcaster News Network before we go live send me a e-mail and I will get you added to the list. Please indicate in the e-mail if you are a blogger. Also the invitations are still open for podcasters that want to be part of the network. [PodcasterNews.com] [RawVoice.com]

Podcast Awards Ceremony at Podcast Expo!

I have been really busy getting ready for the Podcast Awards ceremony at Podcast Expo. Trophies are due to be finished next week, the grand prize awards have been ordered. The ceremony program is in final design phase, and will be going to the printer next week. We have banners due to be ordered at Kinkos this Saturday a couple of the guys from techpodcasts.com will be photographing the event.

We need someone to video tape the event, looking for a podcaster of video caster volunteer.

I am pretty excited about November as I have several major initiatives that are underway. The Podcaster News Network is set to launch, the gang is working hard at TechPodcasts.com to move to phase two of that site, and I have some things up my sleeve that I have been working on over at Podcast Connect.

The list does not stop there we are looking for a marketing manager and content manager to join the team at RawVoice.com. I plan on having a bag of swag when I show up at the Podcast Expo so if you come talk to me I will be sure to have something for ya to take home.

We are working very hard to make sure we have a live stream of the Podcast Awards Ceremony, should be a lot of fun for all! Their is nothing like boot strapping a business though lots of fun but exhausting to say the least.