The radio Live Show has been doing a lot of events in the radio and television industry recently. One such event was the September 3rd Book launch, in which Jonessing Rader and Amy Waterman were joined by special guest Vic Stacy, formerly with CNN. It was a lively discussion and at the end of it Amy said; “We are going to have to move from talking about the book, to talking about the event jointly hosted by yourselves.” That set off an extensive controversy on the internet, with listeners being divided between those that thought Amy had gone too far, and those that thought she’d gone far enough. After all the controversy, did they do a good job?
The book launch took place at the Public Library in Marin. There had been a lot of publicity about the event, and the event itself was a grand affair, with tickets going for around two hundred dollars each. The three celebrities were Amy Waterman, formerly with CNN, and Jonessing Rader, who are currently with KPCC in California. They had paid for the event using sponsorship money from the Public Library. A benefit of the event was that it was held at the library, and a large portion of the audience were folks that did not normally read books or attend public libraries, and this made for a unique and interesting experience.
On the Monday before the book launch, Amy said; “I’m really honored and excited to be joining Vic, Joness, and our sponsors for our third book launch celebration. Our sponsors are very supportive of our vision, and we’re really hoping to spread the message of a healthier, more exciting lifestyle. The thing I’m most excited about is being able to help Marin residents have a brighter future. Our goal is to raise money and sponsor local teens, and adults to go on-air, and make a difference in their community. If people only knew what they could be doing right now, and how much better their lives would be if they didn’t own a cell phone, they’d probably be very happy.
The book launch took place on February twenty first, at the Rotary Club in San Francisco. Amy spoke about her new book, entitled “The Inside Out”, which covers a lot of issues surrounding personal relationships, and how people can deal with them. Jonessing Rader talked about his book, titled “The Secret. “, and also discussed his views on personal relationships, and how he overcame them. Vicaries’ book launch was followed by a lengthy interview with Carol Duvall, who played the role of Eve in the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. She shared insights into working with director Robert DeNiro, as well as some behind-the-scenes things she did to prepare for the role.
After the interview, there was a book fair. There were actually three book fairs this year! The first one was held in April, and the other two were held in June. These book fairs gave the opportunity to get your hands on some of the best books on the market right now. People were able to buy whole books, single books, eBooks, and all different kinds of other media formats, including audio books. This is definitely an improvement over the way that the radio lived, because it allows for all sorts of media formats to be sold, without having to use the traditional radio formats.
The Radio Live Book Talk Show was supposed to air on Sunday night, but due to popular demand, it will air on Friday night. I hope you enjoyed this article. Please click here for more information on how you can help support the future of Radio. We need your help. Click on the links below to make a tax-deductible contribution to help keep your radio alive and kicking!