Here’s the latest goings on with Hockey Talk Radio…
We’re psyched to add two great new shows to Hockey Talk Radio US…
As we announced last week, Ray Matz, Jr joins us with a new podcast called “Game Changing Dads“. Ray is a former professional roller hockey player, three time world champion, and an entrepreneur. However, the most important role he holds is that of a husband and dad. So, each week Ray will be here to help us dads remember how to stay motivated as a husband and father. His goal is to motivate and encourage husbands and fathers to lead, love, and live!
No, his show isn’t always going to be hockey specific, but Ray is always going to address issues we dads deal with. (I’ve had the chance to hear his earliest podcasts, and I’m thinking all Hockey Talk Radio US listeners are going to enjoy these shows.)
Jeremy Boone is an internationally recognized coach/author/speaker/researcher and the owner of Athlete By Design, a coaching and consulting company for over twenty five years dedicated to making athletes better. Since 1995 he has served as the off season speed and conditioning coach with the NFL Carolina Panthers for eight years, worked with professional soccer teams in the USA, France, England, Canada, and Brazil, published a variety of training DVD’s, Books, and original scientific research, provided mental performance training for NASCAR teams, provided dryland training programs for six Olympic Gold Medalists, and currently travels and consults around the world with various high school, college, and Olympic organizations on program design for physical/mental performance, leadership, and building winning cultures using a 5 part framework for high performance.
In 2006 Coach Boone was a part of a small group of professionals dedicated to bringing Formal Axiology, the science of human value and decision making to the world of sports. He is currently considered the world’s leading expert in what is now known as Sports Axiology, the science of human value and decision making in sport. With this science, he has profiled thousands of athletes world wide and created a number of educational programs for athletes, coaches, and parents helping them to reach their potential both in performance and as people.
Coach Boone’s “Athlete By Design” Hockey Talk Radio programs will include his iTunes featured podcast ‘Coach Your Best’, interviewing New York Times best selling authors, world wide recognized sports scientists, and elite coaches helping coaches make their athletes better while reaching well over 100,000 listeners.
As a reminder, here are some updates on recent Hockey Talk Radio US NEWS topics…
If my friends in an online radio forum are correct, Hockey Talk Radio US can now be heard again in our neighboring country of Canada. Being stuck in Florida (LOL), I can’t test and verify that for myself, so I’m relying on my many friends north of the US border to let me know if it’s so.
Just so our faithful listeners know, the recent court battle involving Radionomy evidently has something to do with what those in the industry call “geo-blocki
ng”. And, while I’m sure there’s some reasoning behind which countries get blocked and unblocked, it’s obviously hurt Hockey Talk Radio US badly when such a great hockey nation as Canada was blocked.
Here’s our problem now, and where we really need some help… I suspect a lot of friends from blocked countries have just given up, or they no longer bother trying to connect with our station. That has to change, of course, from the new word being spread — by me and by anyone else who likes the station.
Despite the temporary setbacks, Hockey Talk Radio US continues to forge forward…
Although I wasn’t sure last week, the ballots are now in on the ideas I had about combining Hockey Talk Radio and Junior hockey podcasting. That other company never came through, so I’ll be taking on this new challenge myself. Of course, that also means there’s more thinking and planning to be done, and yet another announcement to be made (probably around New Years Day).
Returning briefly to the major change outlined in the previous NEWS announcements, I’m still looking for a window where I can get most of my other work out of the way, and then devote close to an entire week to build and tweak the new station with a different airtime provider.
Make no mistake about it — or God willing, this will happen fairly soon — maybe within the coming month. Hockey Talk Radio has been in existence for over one year now, I love it, I love the podcasters I deal with, and I want to be as true to them and to our listeners as they’ve been to me.
So, as is appropriate in radio speak, “Stay tuned.” 🙂
If you happen to live in one of the countries that has been blocked by Radionomy, try the following — I use this service quite often…
I’m supplying an alternative link (see to the right) that will allow anyone to hear our station. It’s not as attractive as our usual player, but it works. Clicking on the link will open in a new tab, but right-clicking and opening in a new window will give you close to the same experience as our normal link does. I always resize that window or minimize it to keep it out of the way and playing for long stretches.
If there’s one thing that hasn’t been resolved yet, it might be an alternative to mobile apps. Mine still works with my Android, so I might have to hear from listeners from outside the United States to know what difficulties you’re experiencing. With your feedback, I promise to chase down an alternative.
— Hockey Talk Radio US Executive Producer, Dennis Chighisola
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and Hockey Talk Radio NEWS.