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Published:April 10th, 2006 07:50 EST
Judy Piazza chats with Gary Puckett, theflypod.com

Judy Piazza chats with Gary Puckett, theflypod.com

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

From its humble beginning, October 2005, TheFlyPod.com has been on the leading edge of the "New Media" revolution. For all MP3 player or iPod owners, subscribing to their audio programs is 100% free. An individual not owning a portable media player can go to TheFlyPod.com for free online listening, or download a choice of programs to their PC for personal enjoyment at a later time. TheFlyPod.com plans to carry its franchise to small communities across the entire country with a variety in programming of interest from a college crowd to the business community and entrepreneurs. One of its most successful programs has been "Unusual Occupations" and the people that practice them. So far, TheFlyPod has interviewed Anne Howard, the Dead Body Guy`s publicist; Thane Maynard, The 90 Second Naturalist; Matt Herbert, professional character artist for The Simpson`s television show; and even Mike Davis, an Elvis Presley tribute artist.

TheFlyPod.com offers a wide variety of audio program podcasts to the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands -- www.TheFlyPod.com is an excellent source for LOCAL WORLD MP3 audio.

Founder Gary Puckett states, "There`s more to life than just downloading music - and podcasting has blown the doors off of traditional media distribution models -- it offers content choices and time-shifted media."

TheFlyPod.com has experienced convincing evidence that the New Media alternative is here to stay...it is not just a fad. Some facts about just how quickly this vast media frontier markeplace is growing:

According to the January 2006 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, podcast downloads increased from 820,000 in 2004 to 5 million in 2005.

In the year 2001, an estimated 1.4 million MP3 players were sold; as of the year ended 2005, Apple alone has sold over 42 million iPods -- this says nothing about sales quantities of all the other manufacturers` brands like iRiver, Samsung, Sony, iClick, RCA, Panasonic, SanDisk, iRock, Creative, iAudio, Toshiba, Oregon Scientific, and approximately 20 other brands. In early 2005, Pew Research reported that 29% of iPod or other MP3 owners have downloaded podcasts. That finding was nearly 12 months ago -- podcasting has exploded exponentially in popularity since that time. The latest announcements by cell phone manufacturers will propel podcasting even further, as MP3 enabled cell phones become common place in 2006 and 2007. In January 2006, Apple introduced "iTunes U", a service specifically enabling colleges and universities to podcast professors` classroom lectures.

More companies are beginning to podvertise (advertise with podcasters). This list includes Gatorade, Durex, Best Buy, Volvo, Expedia, General Motors, Proctor & Gamble, Warner Brothers, and Heineken. Perhaps the most exciting news about podvertising specifically with TheFlyPod.com -- is it`s affordability for small and medium size businesses....because TheFlyPod, through its ability to manage literally hundreds of thousands of program feeds, it can strategically and efficiently target a sponsored podcast to finite local geographic markets.

TheFlyPod.com has developed its own ability to track sophisticated webmetrix data, which is paramount to purchasers of advertising media, and is planning to continue to expand its market share of listeners and podvertisers.

For an interview request to discuss the FlyPod.com`s expansion plan, contact Gary Puckett at (812) 637-6908 (main studio line).

For More information www.theflypod.com