FTL & LRN.FM Updates

Welcoming Several New Radio Affiliates - Total Now Over 200! :: No State Project Update

May 11th, 2019 - 7:18pm by FTL_Admin in

This weekend we oficially welcome several new affiliates including WMXI-FM in Laurel, MS, WRHI-AM/FM in Rock Hill, SC, WNDB-AM/FM in Daytona Beach, FL, and WBCF-AM/FM in Florence, AL. Also, existing affiliate KINX-FM in Great Falls, MT has added our Saturday show to their lineup. For the first time, we've crossed the 200 radio affiliate milestone! You can see our affiliate list here . We couldn't have done it without your help, especially our AMPlifiers who help Advertise Market and Promote our show by contributing just $5 (or BTC) per month. I have written a much longer piece about the new 200 affiliate milestone over at Free Keene . Thank you again for your listenership and support.

I also wish "No State Project" host Marc Stevens the best...

Boston 50,000 Watt Flamethrower WRKO Expands to Weeknights! :: Interview with WVMT

May 4th, 2019 - 4:43pm by FTL_Admin in

In the radio business, stations don't get much bigger than WRKO-AM in Boston, MA. The call letters go back for decades and the format has been talk since 1981. In a business where stations seem to flip formats every few years, WRKO has remained rock-solid in its talk format. Its 50,000 Watt signal booms out over a huge area, even at night . And now, Free Talk Live is heard on WRKO six nights per week. We started last summer on Saturday nights, and as of this week were added to weeknights 10pm-1am as well. The only bad news is we're not live during those hours and we're in temporarily until the station can find a live show for that timeframe. However, I'm still grateful to be there - it's tremendous exposure on a hertitage talk station in one of America's largest metros. Wow!

Of course, it's listeners like you that helped make this possible via the...

We've been suspended from Twitch! :: New Radio Affiliates

April 28th, 2019 - 12:52pm by FTL_Admin in

Thursday evening I received notice from Twitch that the LRN.FM account was being suspended for "nudity". I have written to them inquiring about the alleged nudity in question and for clarification of their policy, which is not clear at all when it comes to being topless. Aria DiMezzo was topless on Tuesday night for her third episode of "Aria Uncensored". Are all topless humans prohibited from Twitch? Or is it only people "presenting" as female? If all toplessness is banned, how did we avoid being suspended during the Summer of 2018 when both Conan and I were regularly hosting shows while shirtless? For now, you can watch Free Talk Live and LRN.FM's other great live shows via our new DLive channel at http://dlive.lrn.fm . If you want to see Aria Uncensored as well as past episodes of "Freer Talk Live", please visit the LRN.FM YouTube channel . I'm uploading the "banned" episode of Aria's show and Friday night's...

New Shows on LRN.FM :: DLive

April 22nd, 2019 - 12:29am by FTL_Ian in

LRN.FM welcomes two new additions to our podcast lineup, Sherry Voluntaryist and "Postcards from Somalia". Learn more at our program guide: http://shows.lrn.fm

Also, the new LRN.FM DLive channel is on fire! We're already at over 300 followers in under two weeks' time. By comparison it took over a year to reach 700 followers on Twitch , our other main video platform. On DLive, if we have 200 followers, we can apply for "Verified Partner" status, however they prefer we have a month of broadcasts under our belt before applying, so I'm going to wait until we do. Meanwhile, the next level on DLive requires 1,000 followers, in addition to a few other requirements, so let's push for that level in our first month. At this rate, it's definitely within reach. Can you help? Please register an account on DLive and follow the LRN.FM channel there...

"Freer Talk Live" Aftershows Now on DLive and Twitch!

April 13th, 2019 - 4:55pm by FTL_Admin in

This week we launched on yet another streaming video platform, DLive. While it doesn't really appear to be too decentralized, it has been getting a lot of attention and it is based around a cryptocurrency. Plus, with the influx of new users on the site thanks to PewDiePie's move there this weekend, it's smart for us to be there. Within just three days of broadcasting there, we've nearly hit the 200 follower count, and once we do that, the LRN.FM channel will become a "Verified Partner" on DLive. That will then allow us to pursue being a "Global Partner". Can you take a moment to create a DLive account and follow the LRN.FM channel there? It's been a pretty good experience so far. The callers have been better than the average Twitch caller, too.

Our feeds between DLive and Twitch are slightly different, Twitch...

Is DLive going to kill Twitch? We're streaming there now!

April 10th, 2019 - 8:42pm by FTL_Admin in

The media is spreading a story everywhere about YouTube streamer PewDiePie moving his live streams over to a blockchain-based, purportedly decentralized site called DLive. Thanks to the guys in our Discord server for the heads-up on the news, I was able to create an account for LRN.FM and we are already streaming LIVE on the DLive platform . If we hit 200 followers on DLive we will make it to their "Verified Partner" status. Can you give us a follow on the new LRN.FM DLive channel? Just visit http://dlive.lrn.fm/

Also, if you've had trouble watching our Twitch feed at 720p resolution, you'll have a much easier time with the 480p feed we're currently sending DLive. Some other neat things about DLive include the fact that you can tip the channel in crypto, the LINO Points that back the platform. These are purchasable with crypto, paypal...

Questioning Authority Expands to Thursdays :: FTA Satellite Transponder Move

April 6th, 2019 - 4:21pm by FTL_Admin in

As of this week, "Questioning Authority" with Vincent has officially expanded to include Thursday nights 10p-12a Eastern in addition to Saturday nights 10p-12a. So now you can double your dose. You'll find our full program guide here .

Also, you'll hear regular announcements on LRN.FM to remind you, but if you happen to be one of our Free-To-Air satellite listeners in North or Central America, heads-up! We're moving to a different transponder on Galaxy 19, effective immediately. The new details are posted under the Galaxy 19 map on the Satellite page .

We're getting closer to hitting the halfway point of our goal of 75 concurrent viewers on our Twitch stream. If you're watching when you can, thank you! Don't forget to follow and share our channel at http://twitch.lrn.fm

Care to directly support our efforts to spread freedom?...

Social Media Sharing Request

March 31st, 2019 - 5:05pm by FTL_Admin in

We're radio guys, but the world loves video, so over time we've added live video streaming, multiple cameras, informational overlays, and multiple broadcast platforms including Twitch and YouTube . Most recentlty, we launched FTL Clips - daily short videos from Free Talk Live on various topics. The idea is to make Free Talk Live more shareable, so please do subscribe to the FTL Clips YouTube channel and then when you see a clip you like, please share it on your favorite social media platform. The Clips channel 's pretty new, so we could use your help to get Free Talk Live into more eyes and ears.

In other video-related news, our Twitch channel still has a long way to go before we can get to Twitch Partner status. Thousands of...

New Shows on LRN.FM! :: Twitch Update

March 23rd, 2019 - 12:48pm by FTL_Admin in

LRN.FM welcomes back to our lineup Paul Duane who has launched a new show called " The Show Anarchist Podcast ", plus Tatiana Moroz and Stephanie Murphy have teamed up to launch a brand new program called " Proof of Love ". As always, our full program guide is available here .

In other news, the LRN.FM Twitch channel has grown a little in the last week, but we're still not even halfway to our goal of a mere 75 live viewers. When you watch us live on Twitch, or even just listen, you help our live numbers which attract more viewers the higher we go on the charts. More new viewers means more people being exposed to the ideas of liberty for the first time. Remember, Twitch viewers are overwhelmingly from the younger generations - they need to hear these ideas. Our Twitch is almost to 750...

Got a computer at home or at work? We could use your help.

March 14th, 2019 - 6:51pm by FTL_Admin in

As you are probably aware, in January 2018 we began offering our live video feed on Twitch.tv , the mostly-video game streaming platform. The LRN.FM Twitch features the live shows for Free Talk Live, Call to Freedom, and Questioning Authority. Plus sometimes there is a Jazzycam feed featuring LRN.FM's audio and also an occasional video game stream from here in our Keene, NH studio. Outside of the several hours that we are live streaming on most days, our channel features the Twitch feeds from hosts like Aria DiMezzo of CTF and Johnson of FTL as well as feeds from our listeners' Twitch streams.

We reached the rank of "Twitch Affiliate" fairly easily and early on - that rank mostly required a certain sustained volume of streaming. The "Twitch Affiliate" rank allowed us to receive subscriptions from our viewers, which for them removes Twitch's advertisements from the channel and cuts LRN.FM 50% of the...

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