Thursday, January 8, 2015

Story Time

Everyone has  story. What''s yours?

As we gear up for another season of compelling conversations, The Amy Beth Arkawy Show continues to grow.

Our little under-the radar-over the radio-rainbow experiment has emerged as a popular and critically acclaimed podcast. We are so honored to be named one of the "Best Professional Podcasts" by Media Bytes. "Helmed by a savvy and warmly amusing radio vet and author with some sort of advanced degree in psychology or counseling, the show is an empowering, entertaining tour de force." Wow! We'll never take such praise  for granted. We will continue to offer our best on every show, with every guest.

And the show will continue to weave together a  mosaic of notable and emerging voices in the arts, pop culture, personal growth and justice,. The focus is storytelling, and the inspiration and influences that fuel a creative life. And, since our Coffee Klatches featuring a blend of thoughtfully irreverent takes on pop culture are among the most popular, they'll be liberally sprinkled in the mix along with our music specials.

Our Inspiration to Action Challenge has garnered more listener participation than I could have ever imagined. And the success stories keep pouring in. So we will continue to showcase that feature, as well as others that propel positive life changes and help facilitate creativity.

Is everyone phone phobic these days? Or is actually talking into the tin can with the string so last century? While our audience continues to grow many more listen to the podcast than the live show. Hey, whatever works for you, and that's the beauty of on-demand listening,. I get it. But my old school radio style still yearns for those crazy listener calls. There has been a spike of  "live" listeners, and many do engage in interaction... via social media. Mostly on Twitter. That's fine.Reading tweets is cool, but nothing beats the callers. So if you get a chance to listen  live Tuesdays and Fridays at 12 PM (ET) give us a call. Oh, and don't forget to switch the device from text to talk and we'e good to go.

I always ask for listener input: so if you have a compelling story to tell, feel free to query us. The easiest way is through my website . We're always looking for authors, filmmakers, theater folks, musicians, social commentators, etc. And if you're a loquacious free thinker who likes to dish TV, movies, hot topics in the news you might be a good fit for an upcoming Coffee Klatch. Be in touch and we'll talk.

It's been great to re-connect with so many 'old' fans and forge partnerships with so many new voices. Your kind words of encouragement. mean so much.

Drive safe. Play nice. Dream big.

Happy New Year!