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TALK RADIO LAUNCHED OVER THE INTERNET

 SEBASTOPOL, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Talk Radio will begin airing a weekly half-hour interview program, "Geek of the Week," over the Internet in late March. Taking advantage of sound support offered by Sun Microsystems, Apple, NeXT, IBM, Silicon Graphics, DEC and many other vendors and of the Internet's electronic mail protocols' support for multiple data types, Internet Talk Radio will use encoding formats and conversion programs to support audio playback of the interviews on all major environments.
 Carl Malamud is the executive producer of Internet Talk Radio, which is sponsored by O'Reilly & Asssociates and Sun Microsystems. Its first program, "Geek of the Week," will feature interviews with notable members of the Internet community, such as noted author and programmer Dr. Marshall T. Rose, NASA Science Internet manager Milo Media and Interop Co. founder Daniel Lynch. Later programs will air more frequently and feature book reviews, short features and even non-technical features, such as restaurant reviews from exotic locations.
 "When NBC broadcast its first radio program in the early 1920s, there were only a few people with radio sets," said Malamud. "This quickly grew to become a new medium with millions of listeners. The Internet is poised for similar growth.
 "With Internet Talk Radio, the program can reach several million Internet users in at least three dozen countries via computers already on their desks. It is also one of the first practical applications of multimedia."
 Listeners wanting the interviews on audiocassettes or audio CDs will be able to do so by contacting O'Reilly & Associates through the Internet at "radio@ora.com."
 The interviews are mastered onto Digital Audio Tape. A typical 30-minute program occupies 15Mbytes of disk space. UUNET Communications in Virginia serves as the initial spool area with several gigabytes. From there, the data moves to the IIJ network in Japan and EUnet in Europe. These three sites -- UUNET, EUnet and IIJ -- serve as the primary distribution points for the world. From there, regional and national networks move the data closer to the users. Eventually, a network manager takes the files and broadcasts them on a local area network or stores them on a file server.
 "We hope eventually to break the radio metaphor and provide a truly unique form of news and information," said Malamud. "On the Internet, our listeners can be interacting with programs on the radio station computers, allowing instant polls, truly global town halls and interactive game shows. Internet Talk Radio hopes to be a town crier in the global village, a pioneer in desktop broadcasting."
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 /CONTACT: Carl Malamud of Internet Talk Radio, 703-548-1126, carl@radio.com; or Brian Erwin of O'Reilly & Associates, 707-829-0515, brian@ora.com, for Internet Talk Radio/


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