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Paltalk and CRN Digital Talk Radio Team Up to Broadcast News Talk Online with Gary Baumgarten on Cable Platforms Nationwide
Jan 28, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community, today announced a partnership with CRN Digital Talk Radio to provide live broadcasts of one of Paltalk's most popular interactive online programs, News Talk Online. News Talk Online is hosted by news veteran Gary Baumgarten and airs live on CRN Channel 5 daily at 5 PM EST/ 2 PM PST. CRN Digital Talk Radio, which features news, information and entertainment programming, is carried by major cable television companies nationally and heard in over 24 million homes.

Former CNN Radio Bureau Chief Gary Baumgarten brings over 38 years of journalism experience to Paltalk's original series. Each episode of News Talk Online features newsmakers and pop culture personalities, along with lively debates on issues ranging from the environment to technology to social media. Recent guests have included Mia Farrow, Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post, and Israeli politician Ephraim Eitam. News Talk Online has also broadcast special-edition reporting, including live stories from New York City's 2007 Fleet Week and coverage of the 9/11 memorial services at Ground Zero in Manhattan.

CRN, which reaches millions of households, is currently broadcasting the audio feed from the live show to its cable affiliates around the country, and will soon be including interactive video features from its online portal as well. By logging on to, viewers can also interact with Gary and his guests via real-time audio and video chat.

"It is great validation of the quality and content of our programming to be able to partner with CRN and bring News Talk Online to its extensive audience throughout the country," said Baumgarten, who is also Director of News and Programming for Paltalk. "Paltalk continues to set benchmarks for live interactive online video, and being able to offer one of our top shows through this distribution channel is a huge win for our company. We look forward to bringing more shows and events to CRN's listeners, as well as offering even more interactivity for audiences -- no matter where they are listening or viewing."

"We are extremely excited to be working with Paltalk on this first project, and look forward to expanding our programming with additional shows," said Michael Horn, President/CEO of CRN Digital Talk Radio. "The variety of live content and the platform's unique interactive features make Paltalk a natural fit for us. We are confident our listeners across the country will enjoy participating in Gary's show, as well as new series down the line."

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About Paltalk

Paltalk is the premier real-time, video-based community bringing together traditional broadcasting media, social networking, user-generated content and video chat. With more than 4 million active users, Paltalk hosts the world's largest interactive video community, PaltalkScene, offering thousands of users the ability to watch and interact with online video programming, including serialized shows, live events, and user-generated content, as well as interact with each other through real-time voice, text and video chat.

Paltalk's diverse programming includes Paltalk original shows featuring celebrities, radio personalities and newsmakers such as the radio jocks Opie and Anthony and Diana Falzone. The company also broadcasts live interactive video chat events, such as musical performances and comedy variety shows. Paltalkers can interact with the featured hosts and performers in real-time as well as other members in the room. Recently, Paltalk hosted live broadcasts with famed musician Slash and world-renowned author Stephen King. Paltalk also offers its users the ability to create and share their own user-generated video content with each other and to the broader community.

About CRN

CRN Digital Talk Radio reaches more than 24 million households nationally and abroad via cable television, broadcast radio, satellite and the Internet. The world's first original cable audio service, CRN is featured on the public information channel on most cable television systems. On digital cable systems, CRN's six digital talk channels are listed right after the music service. Listeners can check their local cable listings for availability or visit

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