Thanks to everyone who has not only visited our Discord chat server , but especially to those who keep coming back! We started the LRN.FM Discord in January of this year and over 850 people have created an account, with 348 of them coming back within the last seven days! That's a large, active userbase. If you haven't dropped in yet, take a moment and visit http://discord.lrn.fm . You can download the Discord app or just use their web version.
The LRN.FM satellite fundraiser Patreon has been around about a year now and is up to 22 patrons and $132 a month coming in - that's over 10% of our current satellite bill! As you may recall we split off the satellite feeds from the AMP program so people could support either or both fundraisers directly. If you appreciate the fact that we broadcast LRN.FM across North & Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa, free-to-air (meaning listeners don't have to pay for our channel), then please get behind our satellite fundraiser Patreon for as little as $2 per month .
Also, you can connect with other listeners via our Free Talk Live forum here . Our forum software is modern and snappy - I think you'll like it.
Thanks for listening to and supporting Free Talk Live! Ian
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...
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.
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.
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!
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...
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...
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....