Orlando, FL (PressExposure) September 25, 2009 -- Ripley Radio â An On-Demand Oddcast picks up where Robert Ripley left off 62 years ago.
For the first time since Robert Ripley signed off his CBS Radio Show in 1947, Ripleyâs Believe It or Not! is back on the airwaves with a new weekly, hour-long program.
The web-based talk show is hosted by Tim OâBrien, Edward Meyer and Marcia Pikel, and can be heard on-demand, anytime, any day. New episodes are added every Monday and all shows will be archived for public access.
âRobert Ripley loved telling his stories through mass media,â notes OâBrien. âHe was both a radio and television pioneer throughout the 1930s and 40s. Iâm sure he would have been a pioneer on the World Wide Web as well.â
Being on the internet, with anyone with a computer anywhere in the world able to listen and download at their convenience, makes this show as accessible as one can make a program, adds OâBrien. âWe are an international company with 30 Believe It or Not! odditoriums in 10 countries and more than 70 businesses in 13 countries. The Ripleyâs Believe It or Not! cartoon is still read daily in 42 countries, so it made sense for us to find a way to make our new show available to the entire world.â
"We're excited that Ripley's is bringing its unique brand of entertainment back to radio for the first time in 62 years," said Brad Saul, President of Matrix Media, and creator of webtalkradio.net. "Ripley's is certainly at the forefront of radio's future with its Oddcast."
Ripley Radio â an On-Demand Oddcast
Ripleyâs new radio hour is a journey through the weird, wacky, whimsical, wild, and totally unbelievable world of the odd, strange and unusual. Each show provides listeners with amazing and absolutely true tales of today as well as unbelievable facts culled from the extensive archives of the company that has been freaking out families for more than 90 years!
The three hosts and their unbelievable multi-talented cast of thousands will report on the latest oddball happenings and current events each week, but with that added Ripley Twist (of course).
The show is an unpredictable and fun-filled hour that will prove beyond all dimensions that Ripleyâs is indeed, the global authority on the weird, strange and bizarre.
Ripley Radio â An On-Demand Oddcast is carried on Webtalkradio.net and can be streamed or downloaded at the dedicated Ripley Radio website. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and for weekly updates on show guests, text âradioâ at 77007 or go to the Ripley Radio website.
Name: Ripley Radio â An On-Demand Oddcast Length: 60 minutes Frequency: New show every Monday at http://www.webtalkradio.net Archived: At http://www.webtalkradio.net Subscribe: At http://www.webtalkradio.net Available: Anywhere, all day every day, worldwide Website: http://www.ripleyoddcast.com Email: email@example.com Text: âRadioâ at 77007
Host - Tim OâBrien VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS, RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. As Ripley corporate spokesperson, Tim OâBrien appears on hundreds of TV and radio shows each year. In addition, his duties include editing the daily cartoon and maintaining the company's online newsroom. During his journalism career prior to joining Ripley, Tim had more than 5,000 articles and 3,000 photos published. As an aside, he has ridden nearly 500 different roller coasters In 27 different countries. He has written 13 books including Ripleyâs Believe It or Not! Amusement Park Oddities and Trivia, Ripleyâs Believe It or Not! Baseball Oddities and Trivia, and Ripleyâs Believe It or Not! Frog Oddities. Tim has a double Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism and Film Production from The Ohio State University.
Co-Host - Edward Meyer VICE PRESIDENT, EXHIBITS AND ARCHIVES, RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. Edward Meyer has written, edited and published more than 50 books for Ripley Entertainment. He has made more than 40 television appearances on behalf of the company and directed and produced more than 100 Ripley museum films. He is credited with researching more than 160 âRipleyâs Believe It or Not!â television episodes during both of the show's runs, in 1980â84 and 2000â04. In the past 30 years, Edward has acquired more than 20,000 exhibits for Ripleyâs museums worldwide and has served as Ripley's collection curator since 1984. Ironically, he has worked for Ripley Entertainment (31-plus years) longer than Robert Ripley himself did (31 years). Believe It or Not!
Co-Host - Marcie Pikel MANAGER OF MARKETING & PRODUCTION SERVICES, RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. Marcie is making her broadcast debut on Ripley Radio - An On-Demand Oddcast. She has been with Ripley for more than 12 years and has excelled in several areas of the company during those years. In addition to her other duties, Marcie today serves as the social networking queen of the company and she refers to her MacBook as her BFF! She sends out the daily tweets, maintains the companyâs various Facebook pages and is the creator and main contributor to Ripleyâs official blog â Have You Heard. She enjoys engaging Ripleyâs large fan base online and loves making new friends for the company on the world wide web!
Contact: Tim OâBrien VP Communications Ripley Entertainment Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org Office â 615-646-7465 Cell â 615-496-5949