Talk radio day at U.N. was set June 4,2010.
NEW YORK – Following up on last year’s historic broadcasting occasion, TALKERS magazine, in conjunction with its sister firm Talk Radio News Service and the United Nations Foundation, presented the fifth annual “Talk Radio Day at the United Nations” on Friday, June 4, 2010. The event again took place on the eve of World Environment Day (June 5) weekend.
Our very own Larry Young from The Larry Young Morning / WOLB 1010 AM and approximately 14 radio hosts, teams, shows and networks from across the nation, representing a variety of political perspectives, dayparts and geographical coverage, broadcasted live, as well as recorded interviews for delay broadcast, from a “radio row” set up within the heart of the iconic United Nations headquarters located on Manhattan’s East Side.
The goal was to bring increased awareness of the United Nations’ inner workings as well as a spectrum of dramatic global stories – many involving extreme matters of life and death – largely ignored by the mainstream U.S. media to the national talk radio listening public.
Taking place on the eve of World Environment Day weekend, participating hosts had access to international experts on a wide variety of major topics including global climate change, bio-diversity and the politics of oil dependency among other pressing environmental issues.
Beyond that, the hosts had the opportunity to meet and interview a non-stop parade of U.N. officials as well as experts on international issues being debated and tackled at the world organization.
According to TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison, “These United Nations broadcasts are probably the most important radio rows since Bill Clinton first invited talk show hosts to the White House. It is a privilege for those of us involved to be part of something so exciting and productive. This project expands the scope and reach of American talk radio – one of our primary missions. I’m sure millions of listeners across the country will appreciate it.”
“Participating hosts will have access to international experts on a wide variety of major topics.”
TALKERS magazine provided complete coverage of this significant event at Talkers.com and in the July/August print issue which will also be celebrating the magazine’s 20th anniversary. A number of interviews conducted at this event will be used in a documentary to be presented on PodJockey at PodJockey.com.
One of the participating broadcasters who joined in th will be announced in next month’s issue of TALKERS magazine and at Talkers.com.