Links to websites and services of interest:
Site Name: Blogcritics.org
Site description: An online global magazine covering a variety of topics.
Site Name: Radio About
Site description: Create your own Podcast. A step-by-step guide.
Site Name: TV Radio World
Site description: An informational directory dealing with television and radio worldwide. Pick your favorite station and listen!
Site Name: Radio Locator
Site description: Listing of radio station from around the world. Links to over 10,000 station web pages and 2,500 audio streams.
Site Name: Blogtalk Radio
Site description: BlogTalkRadio is a podcast radio network that allows users to connect quickly and directly with their audience. Using an ordinary telephone and computer hosts can create free, live, call-in talk shows with unlimited participants that are automatically archived and made available as podcasts. No software download is required. Listeners can subscribe to shows via RSS into iTunes and other feed readers.
Site Name: Refdesk.com
Site description: This site gives you access to national news sites, which includes cable and network news sites. The other fun thing is that all U.S newspapers and many others from around the world can be found on this site.
Site Name: Digg
Site description: This site features all sorts of original content, articles, and videos.
Site Name: Reader’s Digest
Site description: This has been around for a long time and I think people forget what a great resource it can be. It has short stories covering fiction and non-fiction. You never know where a great idea may come from.
Site Name: mental_floss
Site description: This is wonderful for timeless and timely information on a variety of subjects. The scope of Mental Floss is wide ranging and includes music items from time to time.
Site Name: National Public Radio (NPR)
Site description: This site is a treasure trove of news, pop culture, digital technology, lifestyle features, and music. I especially recommend the music section; Tiny Music Desk min-concert feature, All Songs Considered, Concerts & Videos, and New Music reviews. Every genre is covered; Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Alternative, Country, R & B, Classic Rock, Blues, International, New Age, Blue Grass, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Classical, Indigenous, etc.
Site Name: Digital Music News
Site description: Daily weekday music and radio news geared towards industry insiders and consumers. It covers old and new media. Here’s an example of industry areas of interest; publishing, Spotify, password protection, ASACP, music videos, songwriting, SoundCloud, streaming, iTunes, and musicians. It keeps you clued in on things affecting the current landscape of all things audio and communications.