Talk America Radio “Kitchen Cabinet” Update!

We are very pleased to announce two new members of the Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet:  KATHLEEN WILLEY and NEAL BOORTZ!

Both Kathleen and Neal have graciously accepted seats on our esteemed Kitchen Cabinet this past week, and we are honored to have them join us…

The term “Kitchen Cabinet” refers to any group of trusted friends and associates, particularly in reference to a President’s or presidential candidate’s closest unofficial advisers.

Many past Presidents have created Kitchen Cabinets, but at Talk America Radio, we decided to model our Kitchen Cabinet after that of President Ronald Reagan, by surrounding ourselves with great people!

KATHLEEN WILLEY is a victim of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  You may remember the second Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when four ladies, all victims of Bill and Hillary Clinton, appeared as guests of Donald Trump.  Sitting on the second row, right behind the Trump family, were Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathy Shelton and Kathleen Willey.

She is the author of an explosive book  –  “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton”…  Blow-by-blow and in vivid detail, “Target” details Willey’s ordeal at the hands of the nation’s most ruthless political tag team…  The Clintons…

Her website, AScandalADay.com offers insight and safe haven for those who are sexually abused and harassed.

Kathleen is a dear friend of many of us at Talk America Radio, and we are very pleased that she accepted our invitation to join our Kitchen Cabinet.


And…  a legend in talk radio and a best selling author, NEAL BOORTZ, has recently accepted a seat on the Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet!

What an honor…  One of the greats in talk radio!

With over 40 years in radio, Neal Boortz is without a doubt an “equal opportunity offender” that has no equal!  Nationally syndicated on over 250 stations when he was with the powerhouse WSB 750AM out of Atlanta, Georgia, The Neal Boortz Show ranked seventh in overall listeners, with more than 4.25 million per week!

His co-authored books, “The FairTax Book” and “FairTax: The Truth” along with “Somebody’s Gotta Say It” have each been New York Times’ Bestsellers.  He has also written “The Terrible Truth About Liberals” and “The Commencement Speech You Need to Hear.”

So, Neal has entered into retirement…  Well, not really!

Neal is a frequent guest on Cowboy Logic Radio, and he has his own podcast site that enables him to reach his fans without any FCC regulations or restrictions!  Can you imagine???

Well, you don’t need to imagine…  Go check his podcast site out at:  http://www.connectpal.com/boortzcast and hear Neal Boortz “on steroids”!!

Kathleen Willey and Neal Boortz…  We are honored that you have joined Talk America Radio!

Check out the entire Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet at:  http://talkamericaradio.us/kitchencabinet/


 

The First Amendment And The NFL

by: Jeremy Leahy

In recent weeks we have once again wrapped ourselves in the most precious of our civil liberties.  Our right to free speech. Speech can cause upset, laughter, crying disagreement and stir our emotions. The one thing the First Amendment does not do and that is solely and completely protect us.

The Constitution protects us in many places in life; however the Constitution is not omnipresent.

In 1791 when the Bill Of Rights were adopted the the framers made it very clear in the First Amendment that " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Let's be clear that the courts have established guidelines for speech that is never protected. Examples are threats of harm, defamation, incitement or the infamous "fighting words."[ Words by their mere utterance that are likely to result in an immediate and substantial breach of the peace.]

Oliver Wendell Holmes famously stated that your right to free speech does not protect your right to go in to a crowded theatre and falsely yell fire.

Free speech is broadly protected and narrowly restricted. That being said -one who is employed by the NFL or any other private entity does NOT have Constitutional rights while in the workplace.  When on the field a professional athlete is at work and do NOT enjoy Constitutional protections. The NFL has a right to establish a policy requiring them to stand during the National Anthem. When they kneel they are expressing something- but that expression is not protected by law.

When it comes to Constitutional protections we have to look at it from two separate actions.  1.)A public action 2.) A private action.

A First Amendment violation requires a public action not a private action. In order for a First Amendment  violation to occur the government needs to be the agent of interference. Not a private employer. The First Amendment states: Congress shall make no law. It doesn't state: An employer shall make no policy. Try going to your office one day with profanity on a t-shirt and see what happens. The employer doesn't have to fire you , but they sure can. The employer is not required by law to show you the door but at the same time they are not required by law to retain you.

For the most part our Constitutional rights do not exist in private parlance. If a parent suspects that their 18 year old has drugs in their bedroom the parent can search the bedroom without a search warrant.  The parent is the controlling agent.That is a private action. Now, if the police show up and want to search the bedroom for drugs they would need a search warrant. When the police show up at the home the Constitution is on the doorstep.

In most states an employer can even fire you when your exercise your right to free speech outside the workplace .If you say or express something the employer doesn't like or feels that it runs against the company's mission or values they can wish you happy travels. You have no grounds for a lawsuit. The NFL can fire you ,fine you or suspend you for not standing during the National Anthem. It's a simple fact. Ask Kathy Griffin. CNN gave her the boot after her summer stunt. Ask SNL writer Katie Rich who went on twitter and called Barron Trump the country's first homeschool shooter. Bye Bye!!

Generally speaking you can't be arrested for expressing something offensive;however you can still suffer from it. Yet, your not a victim of a Constitutional violation.The First Amendment can never protect you from the consequences of your actions.

Understandably, this has stirred up a lot of emotions about what the National Anthem represents. The conversation and debate surrounding it has found its way to the water cooler, the dinner table and elsewhere. That being said we all need understand there are morals and ethics surrounding this debate, but the law is totally separate.

Once again, to quote Oliver Wendell Holmes. " You have a Constitutional right to free speech. You do not have a Constitutional right to a job."

Jeremy Leahy, Natick, MA

Jeremy Leahy is a show host on Talk America Radio.  His show Standing Ground can be heard on the LIBERTY channel on Sundays at 9a ET, and on the JUSTICE channel on Wednesdays at 6p ET and Fridays at 12a ET.

Talk America Radio Hosts at FAIR in D.C.

On June 28/29 of 2017, several of the Talk America Radio Network show hosts took Washington D.C. by storm.

Show hosts from The Scott James Show, The Conservative Cartel, The Denise Simon Experience, Behind Enemy Lines and The Wayne Dupree Show visited D.C. for the 11th Annual FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) - Hold Their Feet to the Fire radio row.  Everyone had a great time visiting with dignitaries, families affected by illegal immigration and friends in the industry.

Feel free to view some of our photos below.

From the Press Release:

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2017 – The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) announces Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29 as the dates for its 11th annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire/Let’s Make America Great Again radio row broadcast in Washington.  Talk hosts from across the country will broadcast live both days debating immigration policy while interviewing members of Congress, law enforcement officials, experts, activists, White House officials, and those who live and work along the southern border.

President Trump has demonstrated his commitment to secure our borders, stop illegal immigration, enhance national security, and push for reforms that serve our broad American interests. But his election and early actions are only opportunities; they are not victories in and of themselves. The president will face all the usual special interests, each determined to oppose, obstruct, litigate, and attempt to delay and derail all executive and legislative initiatives.

“This event has always been about holding our elected leaders accountable and educating the public,” said Bob Dane, executive director of FAIR. “In particular, this year, lawmakers must be reminded that Americans strongly support President Trump’s immigration policies.  Otherwise, the noise made by vocal special interests – which the mainstream media loves to amplify – will dominate.  Talk radio remains the bullhorn of the ‘silent’ majority.”

Hold Their Feet to the Fire is staged at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Reservations are required and hosts/producers should call FAIR now to reserve their spot. There is no cost to attend and all technical engineering and expenses are taken care of by FAIR.

Congressional guests, activists, high profile media personalities, and immigration experts will be in attendance and available throughout the event for wall-to-wall interviews with an expected crowd of 60 talk hosts.

FAIR 2017


What Exactly is “New Media”?

At no other time, since the dawn of radio, have we been in a position to change the definition of radio so drastically. In the next five years, if not much sooner, what we all know as radio will sound, and LOOK, much different.

To some, radio will never change. It will always be a frequency selection on a dial that allows a listener to receive analog (or digital) signals "over the air" to their portable, mobile or table top device. Thus, providing the listener with the ability to wonder what the person on the other side of the "voice" looks like. In the future, the wonder will give way to everyday knowledge. "Radio" will begin to look much different. With the advent of smart phones and smart devices like tablets and smaller laptops and social media tools and software, more companies have found that voyeurism sells. Companies like Facebook and Twitter have been providing users the ability to follow other people's daily life, almost minute-by-minute in some cases, for nearly a decade. Some are even so addicted to the "soap opera" of other people's lives that they can't sleep through an entire night without picking up their device to see what the latest news or gossip is. These same companies have now upped the ante. They have released software that allows anyone to personally broadcast live events from their smart device anytime anywhere. While this "me cast" has been going on for more than a year, it is now rapidly taking hold in one of the last industries that one would have imagined would be jumping on the bandwagon... traditional radio.

A Face for Radio

I've heard it said many times over the years by my friends in radio broadcasting circles, "I have a face for radio!" And, in most cases, the person making the statement is correct (present company included). However, more and more we're beginning to finally see what that person on the other side of the voice looks like and what their interests are through an emerging new technology phenomenon called "New Media".

New Media isn't simply a term that's being used to describe a new form of audio tape or compact disk. Those are relics long forgotten by some and never known by many. New Media is an entirely new way of thinking about communication in this era where technology manages much of our lives and would leave us a blubbering mess if we didn't have access to a smart device or the Internet for more than an hour.

As a radio station owner and broadcaster, I've experienced this new phenomenon in several ways over this past year, but none more exciting than watching the growth of Facebook's new platform, Facebook Live within this industry. This is Facebook's new technology that allows its users to immediately start a live broadcast from their smart device within seconds. It's been used to film events as they happen, both good and bad, and has proven to have the ability to divide an entire country. Other platforms like Twitter-owned Periscope or Life On Air's Meerkat have been around longer, but didn't take off in the radio industry like Facebook Live seems to have.

New Media In a New Era

New Media is the melding of several technologies to enhance communication to a listener, and now viewer, be it news, music, talk shows, etc., thereby opening doors for broadcasters that simply weren't there in full before. As an example, my company Pinnacle Broadcast Holdings, Inc has been growing in the New Media realm for the better part of a year and things are getting absolutely crazy. I own and operate the Talk America Radio Network, a multi-stream Internet and terrestrial network of conservative talk shows. The Talk America Radio Network is comprised of more than 60 radio talk show hosts and podcasters broadcasting on two Internet streams 24/7. We operate at the intersection of terrestrial (AM/FM) radio, Internet radio and LIVE video broadcasting. We're pushing the boundaries of what radio has been for many years and we're dragging it kicking and screaming all the way into the next century.

The Talk America Radio Network operates as an Internet talk radio network, but we have partnered with several terrestrial (AM/FM) radio stations across the country to provide programming on the weekends and in the overnight hours.  However, combining social media with Internet and terrestrial radio is not new. What is new, however, is combining the phenomenal power of Facebook Pages and Groups and their sometimes millions of followers with Facebook Live and the world of radio broadcasting. More and more radio shows, whether talk radio or DJ hosted morning/drive-time shows, are beginning to broadcast their shows over Facebook Live to reach a new demographic... those people with their heads buried in the Facebook newsfeed of their favorite smart device at all hours of the day and night.

Watch the Facebook pages of podcasters and radio stations and you'll begin to see many of the show hosts, yes, even those with "a face for radio", broadcasting their shows live not only to their listeners the "old-fashioned" way, but to those listener/viewers via a Facebook Live session that has the potential to really fire up a crowd. Facebook Live provides users with the ability not only to watch/hear their favorite talk show or radio host, but to also interact with them live through the Facebook comments section that acts as a chat room feed during the broadcast. There's nothing like being a show host broadcasting via Facebook Live and receiving live updates from your loyal, and sometimes not-so-loyal, listeners and viewers. Ahhh... Live Radio!

Many radio show hosts are just now learning about Facebook Live and the benefits of expanding their show demographics. Others have been using the tools for several months now and are becoming very successful at reaching many more listeners/viewers. Many of those hosts are becoming quite good at video production themselves or they are hiring production companies, like mine, to broadcast for them. While broadcasting via Facebook Live is easiest using their hand-held smart device, there are other ways to make the production professional and even satisfy the needs of their advertisers in ways not possible or thought of before.

Just a Small Amount of Effort

If a radio show host wants to take every opportunity they can to make the biggest impact on their followers and advertisers in social media, there are tools and companies that can help make their Facebook Live broadcast professional and interactive enough to keep the viewer/listener tuned in for the entire program. Some effort must be put forth, however, to find the right software tools to make the production stand out. There are software applications such as the free OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) platform used by video game-ographers that like to record their games for training other players all the way up to the costly professional production applications like Wirecast from Telestream or LiveStream just to name a few. All of these platforms will help make a full-blown production out of what used to be a simple radio show. Trust me, your advertisers will definitely benefit from the capabilities afforded by you putting their logos on-screen and sending them to all of your station's and partner's millions of Facebook followers.

If you're a radio show host that just simply wants to experiment with Facebook Live and see what it will do for you, get out your smart device, purchase a small tool called an iRig Pre (found at Amazon.com for under $35) and an XLR to 1/4" TRS cable. This will allow you to simply plug the 1/4" TRS into your studio's secondary headphone jack and put the broadcast directly into the input of your smart device. Doing so will allow your audience to not only hear you when you're live on the air, but will also allow them to hear your callers, music* and commercials. If you don't do this, then your listeners/viewers will only hear from your smart device's microphone what goes on in the studio when the studio mic is hot... and that lends itself to them hearing a lot of dead air and ogling the hot guy/gal behind the microphone. 😉

* Be careful to follow Facebook's terms and conditions about rights.

WLBB 1330AM – New Affiliate!

Talk America Radio proudly announces another affiliate that will be carrying the Talk America Radio “Overnight Programming Package”!

Effective January 1, 2017, WLBB  -  News Talk 1330AM partnered up with Talk America Radio and will be broadcasting our programming seven days a week from 9:00PM until 6:00AM (eastern time).

WLBB serves west Georgia and is part of the Gradick Communications network.

Gradick Communications owner, Steve Gradick had shown great interest in adding the Talk America Radio overnight package and decided that 2017 would mark the point at which he pulled the trigger.

In early spring of 2017, Steve will also be adding a new FM translator for WLBB.

The Talk America Radio Overnight Programming Package now provides three terrestrial (AM/FM) stations with exclusive overnight programming featuring over 20 shows weekly!

WDDQ - Talk 92.1FM (Valdosta, GA) and WJHC - Talk 107.5FM (Jasper, FL) also come to Talk America Radio for their overnight programming.

This unique concept was the brainchild of Talk America Radio principals, Scott James and Don Neuen.  Their mission:  to create the perfect marriage between Internet radio and Terrestrial radio…  And they have accomplished their goal!

  

 

 

Talk America Radio shows such as The Captain’s America - Third Watch, The Jayson Veley Program, Black Man Thinkin’, REELTalk with Audrey Russo, The Denise Simon Experience, Ark Midnight with John B. Wells, The Teri O”Brien Show, Behind Enemy Lines, The Conservative Cartel, Blowin’ Smoke with AJ Gainer, The Vito & Vito Show, A Conservative’s Perspective, The Dr. Rhonda Moorman Show, The Caiden Cowger Program, and Cowboy Logic Radio are just some of the fresh, alternative media Conservative Talk Radio shows that are featured on the Talk America Radio Overnight Programming Package!

     

   

This programming concept offers AM/FM radio stations worldwide to be able to broadcast fresh, new, unique programming as opposed to repeats of shows.  In addition, many of the overnight shows are LIVE shows…

The foundation of the Talk America Radio overnight programming package is The Captain’s America - Third Watch, hosted by Matt Bruce.  Matt provides unsurpassed live overnight coverage from 2:00AM until 6:00AM…  You never need to wait until tomorrow!

If you own an AM/FM radio station and would like to become a Talk America Radio affiliate, please contact Ron Phillips at 817-768-8751.  This is a FREE service!

#TalkAmericaRadio – Star Coaches TRUMP BUS TOUR

DANNY HAMILTON, owner of Star Coaches, one of the nation’s leading rock & roll bus companies, supported DONALD TRUMP from the day he announced he was running for President of the United Stated of America..

In early August 2016, he decided that in the middle of peak touring season, he would take one of his coaches off the schedules and create his own campaign to help elect DONALD TRUMP!

Completely self funded, and without accepting a single penny, the Star Coaches Trump Bus rolled throughout Georgia for nearly 70 days…Danny not only talked the talk, he walked the walk by putting his money where his mouth was…

We worked with our great friend MARK ROWE of Adnormous Graphics for assistance in the exterior wrap design, and we thank them for all their hard work and exceptional quality of work!

Danny was offered thousands of dollars to advertise various companies on the side of the bus…  All were declined…
Joined by DONNA FIDUCIA, WALLACE MATHIS, myself and a host of other hard working Trump supporters, Danny touched every mile of interstate in Georgia, stopping in over 50 cities…  The reception we received was phenomenal!
We also would like to thank all of the Talk America Radio Show Hosts that helped and supported us with interviews and announcements…  Thank you!
We consistently attracted much larger crowds that Hillary’s VP Candidate Tim Kaine could draw!  And many times, crowds larger than would attend a Hillary event…
 
Over these past two months, we met tens of thousands of great Americans…
 
Americans that Washington, DC had forgotten…
 
Americans that politicians and the mainstream media mocked, ridiculed, attacked and labeled as “racists”…
 
This was our journey… This is the SILENT MAJORITY
 
MUSIC CREDITS
“Give Me Back My America” – JOHN BERRY
“Made In America” – TOBY KEITH
“Star Spangled Banner” – MADISON RISING
“God Bless The USA” – LEE GREENWOOD

ANNOUNCING: The Talk America Radio “Kitchen Cabinet”

We are very pleased to announce the Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet.

Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet

There is an old saying that “successful people surround themselves with great people”.  No one will argue that this is a very accurate statement.

Well the same philosophy should hold true for any group, organization, company, or talk radio network.

I’ve been asked, “what is a Kitchen Cabinet” and “why does Talk America Radio need one”?

The term “Kitchen Cabinet” often refers to a President’s trusted group of friends or colleagues that are unofficial advisors.

The members of the Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet are just that…  very trusted friends and colleagues that share in the desire to see Talk America Radio succeed with integrity.

They will offer advice and counsel on any variety of matters and issues that the Executive Team is faced with from time to time.

The Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet is comprised of highly respected, top experts in economics, politics, the military, counter-terrorism, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, foreign affairs and national security.  These people are considered the very best of the very best!

On a personal level, I have known many of these people for quite some time.  Their integrity is unquestionable.  Their level of expertise is unsurpassed.  Their willingness to offer assistance, guidance and advice is unconditional.  They have proven time and time again to be accessible to me whenever the need arises for advice and guidance.  I am honored to consider these stellar people my friends.

And I am also grateful that they have accepted our offer to become members of the Talk America Radio Kitchen Cabinet…  What an honor…

It’s been just less than two month since we launched the new Talk America Radio Network.  Every day, the Executive Team works diligently to better the #TalkAmericaRadio brand and the Talk America Radio Network.  And every day we do so with the utmost of integrity.

There are some who are doing everything possible to inflict harm on Talk America Radio.  On a daily basis, we battle left wing individuals and organizations who try their best to silence us.  Heck, even other Conservative radio networks try to damage us daily in social media…  But despite the efforts of those that fight against us, we continue to fight back with quality and integrity.  That will not change.

Integrity…  The backbone of Talk America Radio.  We will never compromise our integrity.

Please join me in welcoming the members of our Kitchen Cabinet.  I encourage you to research them, and the organizations they represent.  Many are authors…  I highly encourage you to read their books.  You will see many of them on the various news networks.  Watch their videos and interviews on YouTube.  And you will very quickly understand why it is such a great honor that Talk America Radio has their support.

#TalkAmericaRadio