Last Call?

Pub Crawl The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK was launched on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.  That following Wednesday, the network’s first show was broadcast. We called it Pub Crawl.

I met Pub Crawl hosts Dave and Alicia through podcasting. They came to a Living in Las Vegas meet up a few years prior to the VVN launch and we became fast friends.  When they agreed to host Pub Crawl, I was thrilled.

1000+ days later, we have produced a total of 112 episodes of Pub Crawl.  I’ve learned that the best margaritas are made by the Devil, getting a free drink here and there is an art, and if I want the best drink prices on the Strip, I’ve got to go to Casino Royale. Even better, during that same time, Dave and Alicia have become even closer friends with myself and Melissa. 

For those who’ve never done a weekly (or bi-weekly) video podcast, it is a great deal of work. . .much more so than an audio podcast, to be sure.  And over those 1000+ days, the Ivy’s NEVER complained. 

But a funny thing happened on the way to this post. . .life.

Both the Whitney’s and the Ivy’s have taken on a great deal of extra work in the last few months.  Dave and Alicia started Wicked Pizza, and as anybody in the restaurant business knows, running that type of business is HARD WORK.  Dave continues to focus on the business and deciding on its next important step.  At the same time, I’ve been in stealth mode for a new business that works in conjunction with VVN (more on that later).  Given the focus that is needed by both sides, we have decided to place Pub Crawl on an open-ended hiatus.

I felt the launch of the network was a big success in large part because Pub Crawl was a part of the network lineup. I cannot thank Dave and Alicia enough for the work they put into Pub Crawl.  They were fun, engaging, and entertaining. Just what you want in a host. . .and good friends.

Cheers,

— Scott

p.s. You can still hear Dave and Alicia on the world’s most popular Star Trek podcast, called Trekcast. The Ivy’s are great on the show. . .go listen to them.

KSHP + VVN = The Only Multi-Camera, Broadcast Quality, LIVE Radio Simulcast in Las Vegas

There has been movement among forward-thinking terrestrial radio stations towards offering a live, online, video stream of their on-air talent.

Howard Stern started it.

Kidd Kraddick does a great job.

And of course, Rush Limbaugh’s golden microphone can be seen online as well.

It’s a great way to provide a behind-the-curtain look at how the show is produced. It’s also very effective at increasing the closeness between the audience and talent. And, if combined with video-on-demand and podcasting, it makes for a great way to archive this content as well.

Equally important, it radically widens the viewer base of the on-air talent. Instead of being restricted to broadcasting to just your city, you can now broadcast to the world.

Beginning last Friday (4/5/13), the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK joined forces with KSHP AM1400 to provide the ONLY multi-camera, broadcast-quality, LIVE radio simulcast in Las Vegas.

Our first simulcast is The Odds Couple, which went from Fridays at 12p to Monday – Friday at 11a. Host Scottie Pritchard and co-hosts Brett Grant (KSHP General Manager and sports enthusiast) and Anthony Padilla are doing an excellent job.

Beginning on Thursday, 4/11/13, we’ll be adding what I think is one of the most unique radio programming ideas ever to the VVN live video stream–The Radio Shopping Show.

(True story…when I first discovered The Radio Shopping Show back in 2005, I pulled into my driveway and listened for an hour before eventually going into the house. It’s a very clever idea.)

We’ve got other shows about to be added to our joint programming (sports, entertainment), which is where you might come in.

Have you ever thought you should be on the radio? Or, have you considered doing a live and/or on-demand online show (or podcast)? If so, now is your only opportunity to do BOTH at the same time.

And instead of having your radio show played at some ungodly hour, the VVN/KSHP partnership is producing shows that play from 10a – 3p Monday – Friday. No other media partnership can (or will) make this type of offer. Imagine having your own radio show broadcasting to the entire Las Vegas Valley (and beyond). And combine that with an online presence that is viewed in all 50 states and 150+ countries! This is another first. . .and an outstanding opportunity to give voice to your business, ideas, and talent.

If you’d like your own show on KSHP and the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, contact us today. Given the 10a – 3p time block, there is a limited number of slots available. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Amazing Johnathan Selects VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK for Production of “Burn Unit”

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Amazing Johnathan's Burn UnitLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 28, 2013 — Amazing Johnathan, who holds the record as the longest-running comic magician in Las Vegas history, has engaged the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK to produce and distribute his new Web TV show and podcast, “Burn Unit”.

Burn Unit will feature interviews with his friends in the local entertainment community and many of the celebrities who find themselves in Las Vegas. Amazing Johnathan will also teach the show’s viewers his favorite pranks, practical jokes and magic effects that can be used in everyday life. 

“Burn Unit is going to be a show unlike anything seen before. To make it great, I wanted to work with a company who understood what it takes to produce a high-quality show that I and my fans would be proud of”, said Amazing Johnathan, “With the Vegas Video Network, I’ve found what I believe to be the most experienced and professional online production firm in Las Vegas. Get ready world, this is going to be crazy!”

As with all VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK programming, Burn Unit will broadcast live and feature live chat questions from an online audience. The show will also be available as audio- and video-on-demand on the network’s website (http://VegasVideoNetwork.com), the Burn Unit website (http://BurnUnit.tv) and through a variety of syndication partners.

When I moved to Las Vegas in 2005, the first show I insisted on seeing was The Amazing Johnathan at the Sahara,” said Scott Whitney, founder of the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, “As a long-time fan, I am very excited about producing a show which will deliver a weekly dose of Amazing Johnathan-inspired insanity to a worldwide audience.”

Burn Unit begins broadcasting every-other week LIVE on WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2013. It is NOT suitable for anybody under 16 years of age.

Show: Burn Unit
Day/Time: Live every other Wednesday, 9:00PM Pacific
Live Broadcast URL: http://VegasVideoNetwork.com/LIVE
Show URL: http://www.vegasvideonetwork.com/our-shows/burn-unit/
Burn Unit website: http://BurnUnit.tv
Show email: [email protected]

About the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, LLC
The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK® is the first and only LIVE, online broadcasting network that specializes in insider news and expert views from Las Vegas locals to our neighbors and the world. We develop and produce all-original programming that is predicated on input and participation from our fan base. We are especially close to our worldwide audience because we focus on two key principles — approachability and authenticity. The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK is a YouTube Partner, available on iTunes, Blip.tv, Livestream, Facebook, Twitter and Roku, and can be heard on AM 1400 KSHP. The network is owned and operated by PodWorx, Inc., an Internet broadcasting company that specializes in podcasts, Web TV, and live streaming video productions.

About Amazing Johnathan
Amazing Johnathan has been touted by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the top road comics working today” and the New York Times has claimed, “the faces of the audience said it all…unbelievable!” Amazing Johnathan has been recognized by the Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s “Best of Las Vegas” awards with “Best Show” and “Best Comedian” and readers of Las Vegas Weekly voted him “Best Local Villain” two years in a row. Amazing Johnathan is also a three-time winner of the International Magic Award for “Best Comedy Magician” and was awarded the title “Entertainer of the Year” by Las Vegas Magazine.

Vegas Video Network Available on Google Currents

One of my favorite discoveries over the holidays was Google Currents, which delivers beautiful magazine-like editions of many of your favorite content provides to your tablet and smartphone. I use it to read a Forbes, Fast Company, cnet, Edgadget, TechCrunch, Adnroid Central, Entrepreneur, Lifehacker and Men’s Health (among others). It’s available for iOS and Android devices and it is of my new "go-to" programs.

While using it, I wondered what it would take to be able to view VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK content within Google Currents. After some investigating, I found out it could be done. And. . .

. . .IT HAS BEEN DONE.

It’s as if we created an Android or iOS application for VVN.  If you’d like a super-easy way to get VVN content on your smartphone, tablet, or iPad, take these two easy steps:

  1. Download Google Current
  2. Add the Vegas Video Network

It’s really simple.

As we are a new content provider, you won’t be able to find us in their catalog until we hit a certain number of subscribers (which isn’t clearly defined).  But if a couple hundred of you do subscribe, we will hit their first hurdle; surfacing in their search results.

Don’t Miss This Friday’s Vegas Video Network Holiday Special



One of the coolest things about be a part of the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK is the number of talented people we’ve had appear on our shows. And even better than that, the vast majority of these folks are both talented AND nice. . .a pretty groovy combo.

I thought it would be very cool to bring many of these people together and, as a gift to our viewers (and their fans), deliver a kind of musical “thank you” to all. With the help of Kelly Clinton (Host of Talktails) and Jerry Jones (groovy man-about-town), I think we’ve come up with a way to do just that.

ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST, AT 3:00PM PDT*, THE VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK presents the First Annual Vegas Video Network/Talktails Holiday Special. Another one-of-a-kind broadcast, this one hour (or probably more) show will feature LIVE PERFORMANCES of some of your favorite holiday tunes presented by many of the best musicians and entertainers in Las Vegas.

HOSTED BY TALKTAIL’S KELLY CLINTON-HOLMES, the broadcast will stream LIVE on the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK website. Along with songs selected by our musical guests, we will employ another first. . .live song requests from our live chat audience. All will be available at http://VegasVideoNetwork.com/LIVE.

ENTERTAINERS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM INCLUDE:

  • Anne Barr (Bite)
  • Bubba Knight (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
  • Chris Phillips (Zowie Bowie)
  • Clint Holmes (The Smith Center for the Performing Arts)
  • David Pericco (Pop Evolution)
  • Fifth Avenue (4-Part Harmony/Acapella Gods)
  • Frankie Moreno (Stratosphere Headliner)
  • James Davis (Gladys Knight)
  • Jeff Linsky (Award winning composer and master guitarist)
  • Jeff Neiman (Clint Holmes Musical Director)
  • Kelly Clinton-Holmes (Talktails host, kaleidoscope of talent, singer, dancer)
  • Kenny Davidsen (Don’t Tell Mama, Talktails Orchestra)
  • Lydia Ansel (Bella Electric Strings)
  • Michael Grimm (America’s Got Talent Winner)
  • Michelle Johnson (Gladys Knight)
  • Mike Clark (Hitsville @ Planet Hollywood)
  • Reva Rice (Vegas The Show)
  • Savannah Smith (Vegas The Show)
  • Skye Dee Miles (Tropicana)
  • Tara Palsha (Vegas The Show)
  • Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys)
  • (and we’re still working on more!)

UPON COMPLETION OF THE LIVE SHOW, the VVN homepage will immediately deliver 24/7 instant replay through Christmas Day. You and our viewers will be able to watch and listen to the crème de la creme of the Las Vegas’ musical scene as you deck the halls.

Within hours of the show, video- and audio-on-demand versions of the broadcast will be available on all our syndication partners, including VegasVideoNetwork.com, LivingInLV.com, iTunes, Roku, YouTube, Stitcher, Livestream, Twitter, Facebook and KSHP 1400 AM.

Please join us for what will surely be a great time.

 

 

* We may have to start a little early to fit everybody in. Stay tuned!

VVN Holiday Party