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Podcaster News Network Launch Press Release

Wednesday, November 9 2005

Jeevan Padiyar


ONTARIO, CA – November 11, 2005 – Internet media company RawVoice Inc. plans to unveil the PodcasterNews Network (PCN) at the Portable Media Expo this weekend. The Podcaster News Network allows listeners to assemble and download personalized podcast news shows with incredible ease. The PodcasterNews Network can be found at

“This is the ultimate customized audio news program,” said Todd Cochrane, President and CEO of RawVoice “The PodcasterNews Network lets someone pick the topics they want to hear and puts them together into one program feed, called a MyCast. You want a little tech news, some sports and some fashion tips each day, then that’s what you put in your MyCast.” Cochrane, who is also host of Geek News Central and author of Podcasting: The Do it Yourself Guide, said PCN is the next step in personal media evolution. The site focuses on user experience and will be a terrific advertising opportunity to reach targeted audiences .

Jeevan Padiyar, the CFO of RawVoice and an admitted geek, said PCN is for anyone who wants free, on-demand, customized news. “PCN is for people who are tired of waiting to hear what they care about. It allows them to construct and download a news program that is 100% in tune with their interests.”

Podcasting is an increasingly popular form of audio content delivery that requires far less equipment than what is needed for over-the-air broadcasting. Podcasts are radio shows that can be downloaded from the internet and listened to on an mp3 player like the iPod.

The podcasters contributing to PCN inject their own opinions into their shows. “By being passionate about their subject areas, our podcasters bring the news to life,” Cochrane said. PCN contributors already have established long format podcasts. The best part about PCN, according to Cochrane is that each news segment has fresh ideas and commentary, and runs just five minutes.

PCN is designed to work with iTunes, Yahoo, or any other podcast software that syncs a user’s mp3 player. Visitors can also listen to shows from the website directly. “We want to ensure complete user satisfaction, and the best way to do that is to give the end user as many choices as possible,” added Brian Yuhnke, the companies Creative Director, “but the greatest part of the site is the MyCast which allows visitors to create an account and pick only the segments they want included in their MyCast.” The proprietary PCN software then takes care of the rest. It automatically updates each MyCast with the newest content from only those categories already selected, so that a fresh news show is available each day, living up to RawVoice’s philosophy of providing “Fresh Organic Media.”

The diverse podcaster line up includes Mental Health Guru Dr. Fran Babiss, New York GLBT activist Allen Roskoff and Bay-area pastor and commentator Reverend Tim Hohm. Users can include segments from as many podcasters as they want, and podcasts on a variety of topics are being added to PCN every day.

More information about PCN can be found at

About RawVoice, Inc.
Founded in 2005 in Reno, Nevada, RawVoice, Inc. distributes fresh organic media with a commitment to avoid the one-size-fits-all corporate blandness of the major media outlets. The Podcast News Network is the premier product of RawVoice, Inc.

On Location of the Podcast Expo

I am all in place in Ontario and it looks like Federal Express has everything here that was supposed to be. Met up with Doug Kaye from IT Conversations and Paul Figgiani from Podcast Rigs and chatted for a couple of hours. Doug says nearly 75 people are signed up for the all day training session tomorrow and I am very happy about that. Connectivity tomorrow will be limited but I should get updates out late in the day.

Ohh and here is a little tip start watching the Podcaster News Network site late Thursday night!

Anil Dash wants Flickr to Pay users!

I say bravo! This is a great idea and goes along with this thought process I have been having for a long time in podcasting that Podcasters do the work, Podcasters get paid. This is the model we are going to use at Podcaster News Network ( Podcasters create the content and then we share a large portion of the advertising dollars we bring in. We host the content and take care of the infrastructure so the podcasters can focus on content. We do the ground work to bring in the advertisers.

Will it be a challenge sure everything is a challenge. But when your getting ready to launch the worlds first dedicated Podcasting News Network that will cover news, entertainment, politics, religion, business in a Paul Harvey and Short story format I cannot imagine anything that will be more cool.

So yes Flickr should pay those that contribute to the eco system. After all setting up a web based photo sharing site is pretty easy these days and you can put your own ads on the site. [Anil Dash]

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. [] []

Podcaster News Network media revolution is coming very soon!

I have had some exciting discussions that last couple of days, and I cannot wait to share the Podcaster News Network with the rest of the world. I have been thinking about a short sentence that will encompass what that launch will mean to the consumption of news and information and think I have it nailed down, I will reveal that phrase in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile the march towards launch continues, two hours of meetings with the development and business team last night and I am pretty happy were we are at.

The media revolution is about to really get a kick in the pants in the coming weeks. I have been building a list of people that we are going to show the site just prior to launch, and if you want on that list send a e-mail to