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Podcasting - Has It Changed Your Life?

I love podcasting.  I spend quite a bit of time pounding on the keyboard and staring at a computer screen throughout the day so it's nice to have some audio company as I update certain sections of the KSL web site.  I think two of the coolest things about KSL is their podcasts and their willingness to embrace new technologies.  For example, I wasn't able to listen to "The Dave Rose Show" last night so I podcast the show and listened to it while I was updating the web site this morning.  When you stop and think about what I was just wrote, you and I have a tremendous amount of power at our fingertips.  Podcasting gives each of us the ability to listen to the shows and news when it convenient for us. 

Now you might be saying to yourself, podcasting is old news.  Well, that may be true, but based on the number of e-mails I receive each week, there are plenty of people who are happily embracing their new found authority.  For example, I've receive no fewer than 15 - 20 e-mail messages each week asking if they can listen to the shows that air on KSL each weekend.  I'm proud to say that the answer is YES!  Now you can listen to Utah Outdoors, the KSL Greenhouse Show, the KSL Home Show, and Car Radio with yours truly anytime you want. 

HOW HAS PODCASTING CHANGED YOUR LIFE?  Please take a moment and let me know.  (pwiscombe@ksl.com)

If you are new to podcasting, check out the KSL podcast page.  KSL now offers 19 podcasts with more to come.  Have a great week and thanks for listening.

Patrick Wiscombe

Posted by Patrick Wiscombe on February 28, 2006 at 10:03 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Olympics

Can you believe the next winter games have started since our Olympics? Four years went by fast. I did a two part series on our games running yesterday and today. I loved doing the stories. Part one focuses on the economic impact of the 2002 games, part two looks at some of the venues today -- here they are if you missed them. Part one: Download Olympics1-final.mp3  Part two: Download olympics2-final.mp3

I interviewed so many people for the stories. One of my favorite moments was standing at the top of the ski jump at Utah Olympic Park near Park City. It's a 2000 foot drop I'm told. Let's just say I didn't get too close to the edge. John Bennion of the Utah Athletic Foundation took me around the park. I saw the bobsled track where athletes compete and train. Now the public can take a ride -- with a helmet and a driver. It's fast! He told me some celebrities in town during Sundance Film Festivals have taken a turn down the slide. Cameron Diaz, Tobey Maguire to drop a couple names.

I also loved going to the Olympic Cauldron Park by Rice-Eccles. Seeing all the pictures of the events and athletes brought back a lot of memories. I did live shots from there this morning as well. The cauldron will be lit again today!

Posted by Mary Richards on February 10, 2006 at 09:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)