Talking for a Cure – The 24-Hour Talking Cure

Mar 2, 2009

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Starting at 12pm ET on March 7th, BaseballDigest.com, FantasyPros911.com and BlogTalkRadio.com will join forces to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis with the first of its kind, 24-Hour Internet Baseball Radio Show called, “The 24-Hour Talking Cure.” Paul Greco, co-owner of Gotham Sports Media, whose current projects include BaseballDigest.com and FantasyPros911.com is excited about the upcoming radiothon. 

 “This is an historic event and we are very excited about the opportunity to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,” Greco said.  “With the help of BlogTalkRadio and their CEO, Alan Levy, we will be producing the 24-hour Internet Baseball Radio Show from Texas, New York and Florida.” Greco goes on to say, “This is an opportunity for baseball fans and fantasy baseball owners to team up and show their support for Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes life-threatening lung infections and serious digestive complications. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a CF gene. Young people are lost every day to this disease.

The Internet broadcast can be heard worldwide on the Talking Baseball Live station on BlogTalkRadio.com.  The show will feature former, current and future major league baseball players.  Those scheduled to make an appearance on the show are Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves, Rickie Weeks of the Milwaukee Brewers, Chris Ray  of the Baltimore Orioles, Mike Easler former hitting coach of the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, and several of the Top 100 prospects in the game today.

Also appearing on the show will be on-air and print personalities like Peter Burns of the Ticket760 in San Antonio, Baseball Prospectus’ Joe Hamrahi, MLB.com’s NY Yankee beat reporter, Brian Hoch, Rotowire’s Jeff Erickson are just a few of the many talented people scheduled to appear on the show. A total of over 50 baseball personalities will be joining the show either live or on previously taped segments.

In San Antonio, Tex., Power Swing Sports Complex, http://pstx1.com/, will be hosting a hit-a-thon with local youth teams. Owner Julius Grullon said, “I’m very excited about working with the youth baseball teams here in San Antonio on this great project.  Helping to raise money for a great foundation like Cystic Fibrosis will help the kids see that there is more to life than just baseball.”

Those wanting to help support this great cause can donate at:  http://longisland.cff.org/extrainnings

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization devoted to curing and controlling CF.  Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds CF research, has more than 80 chapters and branch offices throughout the country and supports and accredits a nationwide network of more than 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments and other CF resources to patients and families.

About Gotham Sports Media:
Gotham Sports Media, founded in 2005, owns and operates the Gotham Sports Media Network, a collection of award-winning Web sites that boast one of the largest audiences of any independent New York sports media outlet. For more information, visit Gotham Sports Media online at
www.gothamsportsmedia.com.

About BlogTalkRadio:

Launched in August 2006, BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based radio talk show platform that allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive radio show – no downloads or extra equipment needed. Hosts call into the service by phone to broadcast. Each show can accommodate unlimited live listeners.  Upon completion of the live broadcast, each show is automatically archived as a podcast.  Since the company’s launch, thousands of hosts have broadcast more than 200,000 shows. Many businesses are also utilizing the platform as a tool to extend their brand on web. Notable hosts include brands such as: Woman’s Day; Harper Collins; Hachette Book Group; PBS; Walmart; Sun Microsystems; and the Department of Defense.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    March 2nd, 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    this is AWESOME!! what a great thing to do!!

  2. LestersLegends
    March 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Totally agree CK.

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