FTL & LRN.FM Updates

New LPFM Affiliate in Daytona Beach :: Twitch Approaching 400 Followers

July 14th, 2018 - 3:49pm by FTL_Admin in

This week we welcome WZEA 107.1 FM in Daytona Beach, FL as our newest affiliate. WZEA is unusual among our affiliates in that they are a "low-power FM" and are airing our podcast, instead of our live show. As always, you can see our full list of affiliates (over 190!) here .

If you want to help us get to over 200 radio affiliates and beyond, please take a moment and join our AMP program for just $5 (or BTC) per month! Your contribution is our marketing budget - we've got some cool stuff we'd like to do, but can't afford it without your help, like advertise on Penn Jillette's podcast. You'll get cool AMP-only perks, so please join now - I really appreciate your support.

Another way you can support us is to follow the LRN.FM channel on Twitch . Then you can get notifications via email or the Twitch...

LRN.FM Programming Changes + New FTL Radio Affiliates

July 7th, 2018 - 2:13pm by FTL_Admin in

Big news! Tim Preuss has gone from an hour a day to two per day on his weekday podcast. Because of that dedication, we're featuring him in the 12p-2p Eastern slot on weekdays now on LRN.FM. That makes his show in the near ten years of LRN.FM the first podcast to actually have a scheduled time. Congrats to Tim on taking his show to the next level. It's rare to see a libertarian broadcasting daily, let alone for two hours per day.

Also in LRN.FM programming news, Johnny Rocket has announced he's launching a new show to replace "Johnny Rocket Launch Pad" called, " Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket ". You'll hear it during our weekly podcast loop. As always, our programming guide is here .

In Free Talk Live affiliate news we added WHAK-AM in Rogers City, MI and WYPV-FM in Mackinaw City, MI - at the tips of the glove. You can see our...

New Affiliates :: AMP Brings on Monster Radio Station

June 30th, 2018 - 1:28pm by FTL_Admin in

FTL welcomes three new affiliates including FM translators for our existing stations WIMS-AM in Michigan City, IN and KBJT-AM in Fordyce, AR. Also we welcome one of America's longest running, most successful, and top rated radio stations - WRKO-AM in Boston, MA! Affiliates don't get bigger than WRKO - 50,000 Watts! You can see our full affiliate list here .

How did we get one of the best stations in the U.S.? There were two critical parts that were both made possible by the Free Talk Live AMP program . First, the station lead came to us from Skip, the guy we've hired for years to represent the show via his "Talk Shows USA" company. Skip's an industry veteran and Program Directors look to him when they need quality shows. He was critical in helping WRKO come onboard. However, I closed the deal at the TALKERS conference we attended this month in NYC - also paid for by AMP.

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Sunday Podcast Delayed Due to Forkfest Screwup

June 17th, 2018 - 11:41pm by FTL_Ian in

You may be wondering where the Sunday show archives are. The Sunday show is done but because of a mistake on my part where I sent the wrong show segments to our network on Saturday, the Saturday show never aired on the radio. Tonight, Sunday night, is when our radio audience heard Saturday's show. So, Sunday's show will run Monday evening and Monday's final Forkfest show runs on Tuesday. By then we'll be all caught up! Thanks for your patience and hope to see you next year at Forkfest 2019!

TALKERS Conference in Manhattan + Twitch Tips

June 9th, 2018 - 5:54pm by FTL_Ian in

We're back from the TALKERS conference in NYC where we gathered with other talk radio professionals in Manhattan to discuss various talk industry things. It was our thirteenth year attending, as always thanks to the Free Talk Live AMPlifiers . AMPlfiiers are the elite group of about 200 listeners worldwide who contribute at little as $5 a month each to our mission of spreading the message of peace, liberty, and cryptocurrency to more listeners via radio and online. Of course, we giveaway our archives and cam feed to anyone, but AMPers get extra perks like special chatrooms on the Discord, an AMP-only facebook group, and more. You can join via paypal, credit card, or BTC . Thank you!

Did you know you can get notifications of when both Free Talk Live and Call to Freedom go on the air via Twitch? Just choose follow on...

New Affiliates!

June 2nd, 2018 - 3:24pm by FTL_Ian in

Free Talk Live welcomes new affiliate WRKQ-AM in Madisonville, TN along with new FM translators for our existing affiliates WVTS-AM in Charleston, WV and WEZS-AM in Laconia, NH! Here's a full list of all 192 radio affiliates .

Also, thanks to everyone who stepped up and gave us their Twitch Prime subscription in May. If you've got Amazon Prime and want to support us, please consider assigning your free Twitch subscription to the LRN Twitch! You'll get access to the supporters-only channels on our Discord server and video-ad-free Twitch viewing. If you've never done it before, it's easy. Just link your Twitch and Amazon accounts here first . Then, use the pulldown to subscribe on our channel page on Twitch .

Of course, you can always support us directly via the Free...

#27 on Talkers "Heavy Hundred", Vin armani, New Affiliate in AZ

May 26th, 2018 - 2:02pm by FTL_Ian in

Free Talk Live welcomes our newest affiliates in Prescott, AZ, KYCA 1490 and its FM translator at 103.5. That puts our total number of stations at 189! You can get full radio affiliate details here .

Also this was a big week for us in the talk radio industry, as we once again moved up the "Heavy Hundred" chart to #27 from #29 thanks to TALKERS Magazine.

Finally, voluntaryist TV star Vin Armani joined us this week on-air as a guest co-host on Tuesday night after making his move to New Hampshire. We're expecting to have him back monthly.

Don't forget you can interact with other listeners and some...

Our Twitch Crosses 300 Followers!

May 19th, 2018 - 10:34am by FTL_Ian in

This January, due to YouTube cutting our live feed for some Terms-of-Service violation they wouldn't specify, we switched our main stream to the gaming video streaming platform, Twitch . Not only are we now streaming in 720p HD quality, but now we've crossed the 300 mark for "followers" on the Twitch platform! If you're there, check out our channel at http://twitch.lrn.fm and give us a follow - if you're following the channel and notifications are turned on, you can either receive an email or notice on your phone if you have the Twitch app installed, whenever we go live! That's pretty handy.

Plus, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you get one free Twitch "subscription" per month you can use. If you haven't used it on another channel already, please assign it to us each month. It will stop you from having to see any of Twitch's commercials, and we get a small piece of your Twitch subscription cost....

Ernest Hancock joined the Discord + Forkfest 2018 One Month Away

May 12th, 2018 - 3:32pm by FTL_Ian in

Now at 664 members, the LRN.FM Discord continues to be active with chats between our listeners and several LRN and Free Talk Live hosts. Now, the host of "Declare Your Independence" - our weekday morning show - Ernest Hancock has registered an acount and posted to a couple of rooms on the server. Hop on in at http://discord.lrn.fm (or use invite code 649DSqf) and join the discussions - there are several channels available 24/7.

We're one month away from Forkfest 2018 - the 2nd annual decentralized libertarian camping event in New Hampshire. The Telegram chat is active as is the Forkfest forum (part of the Shire Forum that hosts the Free Talk Live/LRN forum). If you're going, you should get in touch with the others who are also making plans. You can link to them all from http://forkfest....

New Affiliates, New Promo!

May 6th, 2018 - 3:15pm by FTL_Ian in

Last week we again reached a new high in total number of radio affiliates - 188! We welcomed back former affiliate WTTB-AM/FM in Vero Beach, FL and also WTTN-AM in Columbus, WI began simulcasting our existing affiliate WRRD-AM from nearby Waukesha. As always you can see our full list at http://affiliates.freetalklive.com

Here's the final promo from a batch of sixteen new ones I made back in December: " Michael Jackson "

As always, thanks for listening to Free Talk Live. If you support our efforts, please visit http://amp.freetalklive.com and join the AMP program . It's only $5 a month and that money helps us reach out to more radio stations and internet listeners to spread the message of liberty, peace, and cryptocurrency. You'll also get some cool perks.

Thank you for your support, Ian...

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