'WebTalkGuys' coming back to Tacoma/Seattle

After an absence of several months from the local airwaves, the WebTalkGuys radio show will be relaunched on Tacoma’s KLAY 1180 AM this Saturday.
The show – which looks at the World Wide Web and features such topics as Internet leaders, cyberculture, Web entertainment, Net issues, Web site software and reviews, and listener comments – hasn’t been available locally since leaving KLAY and joining CNET Networks in December, expanding the show to San Francisco and Boston.
When the Tacoma-based WebTalkGuys left KLAY to join CNET’s family of radio stations, show officials were under the impression that CNET was going to purchase a radio station in Seattle, something CNET has not been able to do yet, said Dana Greenlee, co-host of the show along with Rob Greenlee and Pat Scanlon. Until that happens, she said they decided to get back on the air locally.
As the show is under contract to air on any stations owned by CNET, she explained, if CNET buys a Seattle station in the future, the show will move to that new CNET station.
“We missed having our show on locally, since this is where we started with the show,” she said. “It just seemed like we should not wait for CNET to get us back on the air locally.”
Rob Greenlee said the future for such content providers like the WebTalkGuys is good because of developments like XM Satellite Radio, which will beam content from satellites directly to specially equipped radios, plus the coming availability of streaming audio on wireless portable PDA’s, PocketPC’s and Web-enabled cell phones.
“We are planning on offering more local coverage of tech companies that may air locally only, but if we have a local company or person that is having a national impact then we will offer it to CNET Radio, as well as on KLAY,” he said.
Beginning April 6, the WebTalkGuys will be broadcast Saturdays on KLAY, starting at 11 a.m. This week the show will include guest co-host Mitch Ratcliffe, author and journalist (www.ratcliffe.com), and former vice president of content programming for ON24 Financial Network (www.on24.com).
The April 6 broadcast focuses on “Making Money Trading Stocks Online” and the available online resources. Show guests will be CEO’s from Scottrade.com and TradingMarkets.com and feature their online stock market analysis and trading tools. They will give their predictions on the future of online trading.
Larry Connors, CEO of Los Angeles-based TradingMarkets.com, has nearly 20 years experience dealing in the retail financial markets industry, including a stint at Merrill Lynch and as a vice president with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ).
Connors has also authored four top-selling books on trading, including “Connors on Advanced Trading Strategies,” “Street Smarts,” “Investment Secrets of a Hedge Fund Manager,” and “Trading Connors VIX Reversals.”
Rodger Riney is CEO of Scottrade.com, the eighth largest consumer online stock trading firm. Scottrade ranks highest in customer service by J.D.Powers and was rated number one by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.
Show guest co-host Mitch Ratcliffe’s reporting and commentary have appeared in Forbes, Fortune, PC Week (now eWeek), MacWEEK, ZD Net, PC World, WorldlyInvestor, GlobalNet Financial, In Formation, FEED and many other publications. Many of these articles are available via links on this site. Ratcliffe is also the co-author of three books on mobile computing published by Random House.
Tacoma business Computer Supply (www.computersupplyusa.com) will be the show sponsor for the KLAY broadcast.
Dana Greenlee – and sometimes Rob Greenlee – write a weekly technology column that appears Fridays in the Index.