Well, the test I did last night over at Blog Talk Radio was a success.  Everything on their end worked perfectly, though I think I need to use a landline next time to get some better sound quality.  I’d try using my microphone if there was a free way to do it.  Fortunately for them, but unfortunately for the rest of us, the only real option I know of for VOIP is Skype, and you have to pay to use them.  I’m not quite willing to pay $0.021 cents a minute with Skype or $2.95 a month.  Not yet, anyway, while I still have a cell phone.  Though I might consider it when I final go solo, since the rate are pretty good.

So, for now, I need to use my landline or cell phone.  Unfortunately, I don’t know if landlines are free to call their number, or if a long distance charge would be associated with it.  I sent them off a question about it, so hopefully I should get a response soon.

The basic premise I have is to not do a show solo, but with one or two other people.  I already have one person I know lined up, and have to ask another person I have in mind if he’d like to do it.  We’ll probably be doing it on a Saturday night, which is actually kind of a crappy time to do it, haha.  But, I have to go by his schedule, so we’ll see how it works.  The show will be primarily political in nature, with coverage of both American and European politics, and also a little of everythin in between.

So, stay tuned.  It ought to be fun.

Well, one goal from yesterday’s entry is coming true.  Although it’s official purpose is as a test vehicle for Blog Talk Radio, to make sure my deck is shuffled in terms of the service, I will be using up to 15 minutes tonight to discuss Barack Obama’s trip to the Middle East and Europe this week.  I want to test it as if a show were actually going on, so that’s what I’ll be doing.  If you want to listen to the show, go to this page at 11:30PM EDT (-5 GMT) and click the “Click to Listen” button at 11:30 to tune in!

My goal tonight is to merely test out the service, but if you feel you have something to voice, feel free to call in!  The listener call in number is (347) 945-5945.  However, it may cost money to use via a landline (the help is a little ambiguous on this).  However, they have a “Click to Talk” feature in the host’s profile (above link).  If you have a microphone, plug it in, click the button, and wait patiently!  Unfortunately, it’s only for IE6, which kind of blows, but what’re you going to do?

So, if you want to hear some political talk radio, perhaps albeit with a few “testing 1…2…3″‘s, tune in!