(PressMethod) - A new internet radio program has just hit Johnston County, North Carolina. "Straight Shooting" is a new program that will be heard on blogtalkradio.com and syndicated via iTunes for podcasting. Local media veteran Troy LaPlante started a the new show Sunday night, March 18th. The show, which can be scheduled as often as one episode per day or as few times as desired, will attempt to focus on local, state, and national affairs, opinions, and provide a forum for local citizens to find out what is going on in their area.
"I have missed working in radio for quite some time," LaPlante said, "and I see this as an opportunity to continue not only in broadcasting in one form or another, but also as an extension of my newspaper column, blogging, and public involvement." Troy has been an active blogger for years on his site, http://troylaplante.com, is a weekly opinion columnist for the local newspaper "The Selma News" http://www.theselmanews.com, and has worked at several radio stations in the Raleigh/Durham market, including one in his current home town of Selma.
"Straight Shooting" will be a live, call in show that is sure to evolve as time goes on. LaPlante has already invested in mobile recording equipment, audio production equipment and software, and has plans to be able to produce full programs in advance. The idea is to foster a sense of community involvement by offering a forum for debate, public comment, government officials to share, and for citizens to participate. There is more equipment on the way to be able to put any pre-produced shows on the internet without doing live programs. "This will allow for greater flexibility, the ability to have guests in person rather than just be a voice on a telephone line, and time for community fellowship." During live segments, there will be the ability to have up to four guests live on at any one time.
To see show topics that are already scheduled, to listen to the broadcast archives, and find out more about the program, listeners can go to the show's home page at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/troylaplante or link there from Troy's blog at http://troylaplante.com.
Troy LaPlante lives in Selma, North Carolina with his wife, Teresa. He has been a Selma resident for about five years, in Johnston County for about ten, and been a North Carolina resident since 1988.