For over four years, Liberadio(!) with Mary Mancini and Freddie O’Connell has broadcast on Vanderbilt University’s WRVU 91.1 FM for two hours, one day per week. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the popular talk radio show will expand to include an additional live hour every Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am (CT) on BlogTalkRadio.

BlogTalkRadio launched in August 2006 and is a web-based social radio network which will enable Liberadio(!) to host a live, call-in talk show every weekday. Shows stream live directly from the Liberadio(!) Blog Talk Radio web page and, when finished, are archived automatically and made available at, iTunes, and other RSS feed readers. More than 1.9 million listeners tuned into BlogTalkRadio in December.

“After every Monday morning show on WRVU, there is still so much to talk about,” says Liberadio(!) senior producer and co-host, Mary Mancini, “We look forward to continuing the conversation with our listeners and special guests every weekday.”

Liberadio(!) on BlogTalkRadio will debut Wednesday, July 1, with local election integrity activist Bernie Ellis, who was recently investigated for making “terrorist threats” by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at the behest of the Secretary of State.

Upcoming guests also include P.J Tobia, a journalist based in Afghanistan and author of a blog at; Betsy Phillips, author of the blog Tiny Cat Pants, contributor to the Nashville Scene’s blog, Pith in the Wind, and upcoming guest blogger at Feministe; Nashville Metro Councillady Emily Evans; Teddy Bart, author and Beyond Reason host; Steve Scarborough, environmental activist and proprietor of; and Bob Moser, author of “Blue Dixie: Awakening The South’s Democratic Majority” and Editor of The Texas Observer.

The schedule is:

    Wed, 7/1: Bernie Ellis
    Thursday, 7/2: PJ Tobia
    Friday, 7/3: The Gals About May Town with Betsy Phillips and Councillady Emily Evans
    Tuesday, 7/7: Bob Moser, author of Blue Dixie: Awakening The South’s Democratic Majority
    Wednesday, 7/8: TBA
    Thursday, 7/9: Teddy Bart
    Friday, July 10: Steve Scarborough of
    Tuesday, July 14: TBD
    Wednesday, July 15: Wednesday, July 15: Evonne Tisdale from the Center for Community Change; Robert Grant, Jr. of Second Chances, and Nell Levin with Tennessee Alliance for Progress

“Since the terrestrial radio landscape for commercial talk is almost all conservative all the time in our local market,” says producer and co-host, Freddie O’Connell. “It’s been important for us to embrace the Web and online media. This is just one more step in our “Screw You Guys, We’re Doing It Ourselves” business model.

To listen to the Liberadio(!) on BlogTalkRadio, go to every Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 am (CT). To call-in and join the conversation, dial (347) 677-0660.

Since Mary Mancini & Freddie O’Connell began broadcasting together in 2004, they have been voted one of Nashville’s “Best Radio Personalities” in the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville Readers’ Poll three times. In April of this year, they were named to Talkers Magazine’s “Frontier Fifty,” a list of 50 talk radio acts that best represent “the important pioneering work taking place in the burgeoning world of internet talk media.” For more information, please contact us at or visit the website at

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2 Responses to “Liberadio(!) To Launch Weekday Blog Talk Radio Show on July 1”

  1. eldano says:

    The entire broadcast day, and you guys choose the same time slot as the first hour of OnPoint? These are my two must-listen radio appointments of the day! What are you trying to do to me?

  2. [...] I am All Over the Place Posted on June 30, 2009 by Aunt B. Y’all, I will be on the internet version of Liberadio on Friday. [...]

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