Wizzard Software Announces Podcast Downloads from Switchpod.Com Reach 1.25 Million in September.PITTSBURGH -- Wizzard Software (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :WIZD) is excited to announce that Switchpod, a leading podcast (iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast that has been converted to an MP3 file or other audio file format for playback in a digital music player or computer. The "pod" in podcast was coined from "iPod," the predominant portable, digital music player, and although podcasts are hosting provider, experienced excellent growth in their monthly podcast download totals for September. Over 1.25 million downloads from www.swtichpod.com occurred last month, more than doubling the 600,000 podcast downloads in August. Average downloads for Switchpod were previously estimated to reach 800,000 per month.
"Many high-profile, popular podcasts have recently chosen the Switchpod Network for their podcast hosting solution, bringing more listeners to our service," said Chris Spencer Chris Spencer may refer to:
Switchpod congratulates the members of the Switchpod Network who were winners at The People's Choice Podcast Awards This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , handed out on September 29th at the Portable Media and Podcast Expo. Winner of the top prize, the People's Choice Award, was Mugglecast, an informative talk show dedicated to everything Harry Potter, produced by www.mugglenet.com.
Manager Tools (www.manager-tools.com), a successful business podcast, was selected as the winner of the 2006 Podcast Award in the Business Category. Manager Tools conducted live podcasts from the Switchpod booth at the Expo.
Switchpod would also like to congratulate Free Talk Live (www.freetalklive.com), who broadcast live from the Switchpod booth with Red Bar Radio Red Bar Radio is a live podcast show that broadcasts three nights a week  from Chicago .
The format is that of a call-in talk show, with topics ranging from pop culture to current events. throughout the Expo. Free Talk Live was selected as the winner of the 2006 Podcast Award in the Political Category. A non-partisan political podcast, Free Talk maintains a loyal, diverse following coast-to-coast.
The People's Choice Podcast Awards is a listener-driven award for which listeners nominate their favorite podcasts. The selections are then narrowed down to a group of shows that are voted on by the listening community. More than 1.1 million votes were placed to determine the 2006 awardees from 22 separate categories.
About Wizzard Software:
Founded in 1996, Wizzard Software has become a leader in the speech technology application development market. Wizzard architects solutions to business problems using its expertise in consulting, speech development tools and building speech based applications for the Desktop and Internet. Wizzard has achieved global recognition because of its expertise with voice communication whether it is via computer or telephone. Wizzard's successes have led to expanding speech technology opportunities in both the government and commercial sectors including several healthcare industry products and services. For more information, visit www.wizzardsoftware.com.
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