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New Media Pioneer: Heather Smith of Rubyfruit Radio

Rubyfruit Radio is a podcast that features only female artists and female fronted bands. There are also periodic features on the Facebook Fan Page and on the website. Sometimes, Rubyfruit Radio includes “token boy” features which usually consist of a video posted on

1. You have aired over 100 shows so far, what keeps you going, why do you want topromote artists?

I like hearing new music and I like sharing music I find with people around the world. I sometimes look at the show as being my mixtape for the masses. I used to make mixtapes for friends of music I would stumble upon and this is not different. The internet just takes it to a much larger scale.

2. How long have you been broadcasting?

New Media Pioneer: Michael Moss of Post It Cast

1. What was the inspiration behind starting the Post It Cast?

As someone who is constantly following and learning about things old and new, I was commonly asked why I didn’t make more of these things that I came across available to share with others. With that motivation and extraverted personality was the direct motivation to start up The Post It Cast and expand it in terms with a podcast,video,blog,Twitter, And Facebook Groups/Social Network to expand the show beyond just the Podcast.

2. Do you have one show that you’ve done that you think is better than all the others?

New Media Pioneer: Radio Ear Network

REN2A_WRThe Radio Ear Network is a information delivery global community media providing a gathering place for listeners in 133 Countries.

Q) Tell us a little bit about your site. What inspired you to start it?

A) We created the Radio Ear Network idea because of our personal need to hear more than the top 40 tracks knowing that there were unlimited artists who needed to be heard as well.

Q) Why do you believe new media resources (i.e. blogs, podcasts, internet radio stations) have become so popular?

New Media Pioneer: Maria Teresa of The Marveloddities

marvelodditiesThe Marveloddities is a blog about whatever comes to mind. This blog features an indie artist every week. They think independent musicians are pretty impressive, since they continue to work their hearts out without making a lot of money.  It’s something to be admired.

Q) Tell us a little bit about your site. What inspired you to start it?

A) The Marveloddities is a blog about nothing and everything.  We usually write about whatever comes to mind from the perspective of a teenager, most of which is unimportant in the big picture, but a big deal to us since we still live in the little picture. I was inspired to start it because I was really impressed with the quality of blogs nowadays.  A few years ago Blogger was dominated by emo teenagers who wrote about the hell they suffered through in school, their crush, how no one understood them, etc.  (We’re probably just as obnoxious, but not as depressed.)  There are a lot of blogs now which are really really good.  Some of them are devoted to a particular subject, and others can read like a journal but still make you laugh.

Last year, I decided that I could probably start my own.  I enlisted my friend, Josette, and my sister Sofia, and now we all contribute to our blog.

New Media Pioneer: Tom Schulte of Outsight Radio Hours

outsightradioEclectic, freeform “iRadio” program Outsight Radio Hours starts its second decade available free on iTunes or in podcast form wherever fine podcasts are served like here.

Q) Tell us a little bit about your site. What inspired you to start it?

A) After several years of music journalism – reviews and interviews for an alternative biweekly – I participated in a pirate radio station as an act of civil disobedience with the then active microwatt revolution. We literally couldn’t get arrested for years (I think the FCC didn’t want to deal with the paperwork) and along the way I became enraptured with the immediacy and currency of live radio as opposed to waiting weeks if not months for dried ink to hit the streets.

New Media Pioneer: Marques Lyons of Inside the Circle

insidethecircleInside the Circle is an online destination for news, information and conversation about Zune, Music and Community. The site began in July of 2008 as a place for readers to engage in open, thought-provoking and stimulating discussion. Inside the Circle is also proud to help give voice and exposure to musical acts of different genres and styles — both from the indie and mainstream areas. This is done through: interviews, reviews and free music downloads (both embedded from the blog and links to locations of free music).

Q) Tell us a little bit about your site. What inspired you to start it?

New Media Pioneer: Bree Noble of Women of Substance Internet Radio

women_of_substance_radioFeaturing female performers who deliver vocal excellence, depth of character, and lyrics that leave a lasting impression.

Q) Tell us a little bit about your blog. What inspired you to start it?

A) Women of Substance Radio is a streaming, online radio station which airs 24/7 on the Live365 Network. Our tagline is “Whether you’re a label artist or an Independent, if you’ve got great music, you’re on Women of substance Radio.”  Substance can be defined as “significant quality with the implication of a hidden or special significance.”  Music of Substance is not just entertainment or fluff, but has an essential “core” brimming with heart, soul, and spirit.  Women of Substance Radio plays music by female performers who deliver high quality music that speaks to the listener through vocal excellence, depth of character and emotion, and lyrics that leave a lasting impression.

New Media Pioneer: Greg Grant of Festival Radio

Festival_RadioThe Hits Just Keep On Comin’ is mostly, but not entirely, about the Top 40 past, and how it’s still with us today in lots of ways, in addition to discussing whatever else strikes them as interesting.

Q) Tell us a little bit about your blog. What inspired you to start it?

A) Festival Radio ( actually started as a lark.  I have a large and eclectic CD collection and my briefcase was getting heavy lugging CDs to work every day. was giving away Internet streams at the time (July 2000) and I thought it would be a cool solution to my problem.