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Facebook Live Audio is Coming to ReedRADIO.com!

Keith, here. Just checking in. Hope you’re liking ReedRADIO.com.  Remember, if you have any comments or suggestions for improving the station, you can email me at keith@reedradio.com.

I’m also checking in with you because I have great news to share.  Most of you may have heard Facebook has a new feature: Live Audio.  It’s just like a Podcast, but on Facebook. The feature has been available on Facebook since December 2016, but we don’t expect to roll it out on ReedRADIO.com until January 2018.

What is Facebook Live Audio?

Simply put, Facebook Live Audio is just like Facebook Live, except without the video component. Live audio is a way, within our Facebook Live Video plugin, to broadcast audio only directly to Facebook.  ” We know that sometimes publishers want to tell a story on Facebook with words and not video,” reads the Facebook Blog Post explaining the news. Facebook publishers can use Live Audio to broadcast interviews, book readings, or Podcasts.

How Will ReedRADIO.com Use Facebook Live Audio

My sister, Rosalind, and I expect to use the Facebook Live Audio plugin to broadcast exclusive content within our Facebook Group, directly to the ReedRADIO.com community. This plugin will be especially useful in promoting the “Here’s What’s Interesting” Podcast, and the four-hour Traditional Jazz Podcast, debuting on Friday, January 12, 2018.  We’re particularly excited about this aspect of our programming because, with Facebook Live Audio, the two Podcasts will seem more like “Old School Radio.” broadcasting, spontaneous and fun.  Right now, our Podcasts don’t have the same opportunities to go viral as videos or our social statuses do.  Facebook Live Audio may change that, especially if since Facebook has decided to push Live Audio into its news feed algorithm.

Stay tuned for more information on how ReedRADIO.com plans to use Facebook Live Audio, here on these pages, in our Facebook Group, or on our social sites.

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In Other News

We’re looking for an experienced DJ to take over hosting duties for our Traditional Jazz Show on Friday nights.  Must be extremely knowledgeable about Traditional Jazz:  Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, etc., and can easily combine that knowledge with enthusiasm for the genre. In other words, must be a great storyteller.  If you’re interested in this unique “work-from-home” opportunity, please send your resume and sample in MP3 form to rosalind@reedradio.com.

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