I found the show on a recent glance at TheBravestOnline.com. Chris David is recording his 8th show on the 18th. The show is taped live and you can call in to chat! Think of this as a podcast on steroids. Chris doesn’t do this to hear himself talk, he does it to hear you talk! I blogged about the show previously here.
I have thought about doing podcasts in the past, but I think this might be more my speed….if I had time. Luckily, Chris already has it covered!
Chris is definitely on to something here! I have listened to several and they are great!
With all this emphasis (rightfully so) on EMS and Social Media, this is a perfect example of how firefighters are making it work too!
There is one thing that I have always found to be paramount as a webmaster…Promoting other webmasters. This goes for blogging as well! One thing that many people don’t know about me is that I run VAFireNews.com. That is where I was able to forge friendships with other webmasters/bloggers whom I have been able to lean on when I need help or have a question and same has gone for them.
While I have never met Chris David I know his type. He runs one hell of a website and is like me in that he does it for you guys/gals not for himself.
Chris and I recently spoke via email after I found his live radio show and listened to the taped version (he tapes them live and then posts the recorded show on the site for those who miss it).
I have always been very fond of new innovations especially in the online marketplace. While I am not sure Chris will be retiring on the money he makes from TheBravestOnline, but he should be! Companies need to realize the benefits of marketing/advertising on these sites and spend the money on them (look for a future post on this soon)!
Fire Critic side note: TheBravestOnline.com uses YourFirstDue.com for their web hosting. I recommend YourFirstDue.com and I think a lot of others would as well. You would not believe the growth in sites who have created new sites or switched over from other formats. Plus it doesn’t help if they are an advertiser on VAFireNews.com and have been for years now!!! Oh yeah…that is a plug!!!
Great job Chris!
Read the entire layout of information on the radio show Burnin’ it Down and TheBravestOnline.com.
The Bravest Online Presents “Burnin’ It Down”, An Interactive Radio Show
No one has done it. It’s live, just like a fire scene. Welcome to “Burnin It Down” a place where firefighters can interact live. It’s not a forum, but rather a live Internet radio show that allows firefighters to call in and discuss hot topics. Accompanied by a chat room the show includes special guests, free give-a-ways, and in depth discussion on topics firefighters care about
The 8th episode airs this Wednesday November 18th, 2009 at 7pm central time. This special 90 minute show will include special guest Chief Rick Laskey. This Wednesday the audience will again be allowed to call in a discuss topics live over the air and participate in the popular chat room. Ride Backwards.com is giving away free Athletic Wear T-Shirts to callers. The show will continue to discuss current events, safety, and the future of the fire service….all LIVE! The show can be accessed by logging on to TheBravestOnline.com. The chat room opens at 6:15pm central time and stays open 30 minutes after the show. Anyone can call in or participate in the live chat
ABOUT TheBravestOnline.com –
A leader in fire service media, TheBravestOnline.com has developed “Burnin’ It Down”. The website features daily updates of fire service related videos and forums. The founder, Chris David, recently created “Burnin’ It Down” which has since soared across fire houses. The “no limits” show has no boundaries and continues to shock viewers.
About RIDE BACKWARDS –
RIDE BACKWARDS is a firefighter owned and operated small business, which designs and sells quality firefighter athletic wear. RIDE BACKWARDS customers include individual firefighters from around the globe, as well as firefighter softball, hockey, and combat challenge teams. Some of its specialty products include Nike Dri-FIT® performance tees, shorts, compression tees, and heavy-duty tackle twill hooded sweatshirts.
Founded in 2007, RIDE BACKWARDS has established a new market and raised the standard for firefighter athletic wear. The crew at RIDE BACKWARDS is devoted to combining traditional fire designs with the latest in comfortable, high-performance apparel – “bringing the best to the bravest.”