For those that didn’t see the last episodes of Living in Las Vegas, Pub Crawl or Talktails, we’re taking the month of July off. We are working on some new business ideas and expect to be back and broadcasting in August. In the meantime, get caught up on:
There has been movement among forward-thinking terrestrial radio stations towards offering a live, online, video stream of their on-air talent.
Howard Stern started it.
Kidd Kraddick does a great job.
And of course, Rush Limbaugh’s golden microphone can be seen online as well.
It’s a great way to provide a behind-the-curtain look at how the show is produced. It’s also very effective at increasing the closeness between the audience and talent. And, if combined with video-on-demand and podcasting, it makes for a great way to archive this content as well.
Equally important, it radically widens the viewer base of the on-air talent. Instead of being restricted to broadcasting to just your city, you can now broadcast to the world.
Our first simulcast is The Odds Couple, which went from Fridays at 12p to Monday – Friday at 11a. Host Scottie Pritchard and co-hosts Brett Grant (KSHP General Manager and sports enthusiast) and Anthony Padilla are doing an excellent job.
Beginning on Thursday, 4/11/13, we’ll be adding what I think is one of the most unique radio programming ideas ever to the VVN live video stream–The Radio Shopping Show.
(True story…when I first discovered The Radio Shopping Show back in 2005, I pulled into my driveway and listened for an hour before eventually going into the house. It’s a very clever idea.)
We’ve got other shows about to be added to our joint programming (sports, entertainment), which is where you might come in.
Have you ever thought you should be on the radio? Or, have you considered doing a live and/or on-demand online show (or podcast)? If so, now is your only opportunity to do BOTH at the same time.
And instead of having your radio show played at some ungodly hour, the VVN/KSHP partnership is producing shows that play from 10a – 3p Monday – Friday. No other media partnership can (or will) make this type of offer. Imagine having your own radio show broadcasting to the entire Las Vegas Valley (and beyond). And combine that with an online presence that is viewed in all 50 states and 150+ countries! This is another first. . .and an outstanding opportunity to give voice to your business, ideas, and talent.
If you’d like your own show on KSHP and the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, contact us today. Given the 10a – 3p time block, there is a limited number of slots available. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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If you’ve got talent, and you want to spread the word,
what’s the most effective way of doing so?
With the large number of people in the entertainment business here in Las Vegas, this is an often-asked question. I wrote a blog post about the challenges of a one-time “showcase” some time ago. . .and got a nice response. Several folks immediately contacted me. Some, just to say the idea was a good one. And some, to put that idea into motion.
Back in December, VVN broadcasted a free holiday concert. Among the large number of talented folks who joined us, was a new group making their public debut on our show. The group is called BBR Las Vegas (A Blond, A Brunette, and A Redhead). Anne Martinez (blond), Savannah Smith (brunette) and Tara Palsha (redhead) were a big hit. Come to find out, it was the start of something big.
Since our holiday gathering, BBR Las Vegas has been gigging around town and busily preparing for their very own SHOWCASE. . .as an opportunity to show the world what they are all about. And, because they truly want the world to see what they can do, they’ve engaged the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK to live stream their show**.
For those of you who like three-part harmony, humor, great stage presence, and a clear understanding of how to entertain a crowd, I hope you’ll join Anne, Savannah, and Tara on TUESDAY, APRIL 2nd at 11PM (PDT). We’re very proud to have been selected to share their talents with our viewers and hope you’ll be able to join us.
VVN SHOWCASE: BBR Las Vegas
DATE: April 2nd, 2013
TIME: 11:00PM PDT
** BBR has asked that we make this show available as a video-on-demand offering as well. And so. . .it shall be!
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 28, 2013 — Amazing Johnathan, who holds the record as the longest-running comic magician in Las Vegas history, has engaged the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK to produce and distribute his new Web TV show and podcast, “Burn Unit”.
Burn Unit will feature interviews with his friends in the local entertainment community and many of the celebrities who find themselves in Las Vegas. Amazing Johnathan will also teach the show’s viewers his favorite pranks, practical jokes and magic effects that can be used in everyday life.
“Burn Unit is going to be a show unlike anything seen before. To make it great, I wanted to work with a company who understood what it takes to produce a high-quality show that I and my fans would be proud of”, said Amazing Johnathan, “With the Vegas Video Network, I’ve found what I believe to be the most experienced and professional online production firm in Las Vegas. Get ready world, this is going to be crazy!”
As with all VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK programming, Burn Unit will broadcast live and feature live chat questions from an online audience. The show will also be available as audio- and video-on-demand on the network’s website (http://VegasVideoNetwork.com), the Burn Unit website (http://BurnUnit.tv) and through a variety of syndication partners.
“When I moved to Las Vegas in 2005, the first show I insisted on seeing was The Amazing Johnathan at the Sahara,” said Scott Whitney, founder of the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, “As a long-time fan, I am very excited about producing a show which will deliver a weekly dose of Amazing Johnathan-inspired insanity to a worldwide audience.”
Burn Unit begins broadcasting every-other week LIVE on WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013. It is NOT suitable for anybody under 16 years of age.
Show: Burn Unit
Day/Time: Live every other Wednesday, 9:00PM Pacific
Live Broadcast URL: http://VegasVideoNetwork.com/LIVE
Show URL: http://vegasvideonetwork.com/our-shows/burn-unit/
Burn Unit website: http://BurnUnit.tv
Show email: [email protected]
About the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, LLC
The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK® is the first and only LIVE, online broadcasting network that specializes in insider news and expert views from Las Vegas locals to our neighbors and the world. We develop and produce all-original programming that is predicated on input and participation from our fan base. We are especially close to our worldwide audience because we focus on two key principles — approachability and authenticity. The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK is a YouTube Partner, available on iTunes, Blip.tv, Livestream, Facebook, Twitter and Roku, and can be heard on AM 1400 KSHP. The network is owned and operated by PodWorx, Inc., an Internet broadcasting company that specializes in podcasts, Web TV, and live streaming video productions.
About Amazing Johnathan
Amazing Johnathan has been touted by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the top road comics working today” and the New York Times has claimed, “the faces of the audience said it all…unbelievable!” Amazing Johnathan has been recognized by the Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s “Best of Las Vegas” awards with “Best Show” and “Best Comedian” and readers of Las Vegas Weekly voted him “Best Local Villain” two years in a row. Amazing Johnathan is also a three-time winner of the International Magic Award for “Best Comedy Magician” and was awarded the title “Entertainer of the Year” by Las Vegas Magazine.
The purpose of a showcase is clear–to demonstrate your talent in an attempt to secure further employment, opportunities or agreements. The challenge this type of event presents for all entertainers is the same–people are busy. And the person who may best appreciate your talents may not be able to be physically attend your showcase on the date you’ve selected.
How many times has somebody publicly (or privately) promised to attend your event…but was unable to do so?
And what about your fans? Wouldn’t it be nice to share your performance with your friends, family, and other fans regardless of their location? Remember, the online buzz (links, comments, likes, etc.) these folks can generate during (and after) your performance is real and a serious marketing tool.
Of course, you could record the performance and make that video available. This is a given and should be on your list of things to do. But part of the value of a showcase is the atmosphere created. The buzz in the room. The in-the-moment excitement of being at a live event featuring a great performance. Leaving people out because of their inability to “show up” is bad business.
This is a problem we solve.
Instead of requiring the physical attendance of your fans and VIPs, the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK brings your performance–live and in the moment, with all the excitement of a live event captured and recorded–to anybody in the world. Now, those who couldn’t physically attend but can watch from the comfort of their home or office will have the best seat in the house.
Imagine sharing your performance with the world. Imagine capturing that performance and the excitement in the room forever. And recognize that you’ve eliminated distance as an opportunity killer.
Give us a call at 702.395.5268 (Scott’s direct number). We’ll place your showcase on the first and only live, online broadcast network in Las Vegas. And, if you’re great (we’re pulling for you), we’ll share your performance with our worldwide distribution channels and syndication partners after your performance as well. (Oh, and if this showcase is outside of Las Vegas, don’t worry–we’ve done that, too.)