Feel like NPR covers too much in the way of foreign affairs and not
enough in the way of the PR industry?
Try pointing your internet browser to the PR radio TV network to hear -
and see - the station where it's not National Public Radio, it's
Non-stop Public Relations.
The executive producer of the internet-only show is TJ Walker, president
of TJ Walker Media Training Services.
Three months ago, to promote his media training business, Walker began
daily postings of streaming media interviews profiling heads of PR
firms, IR firms and in-house communications people. He now has over 200
interviews archived. (The best, of course, being the one with Adam
Leyland, PRWeek's editor-in-chief.)
"You have tens of thousands of PR people all over the country who tell
other people how to give radio and TV interviews, but they never get to
talk about themselves in such interviews," says Walker. "This way, I get
to demonstrate my interviewing skills to market my services, and PR
people get to talk about themselves."
Walker, who wants to add interviews with PR legends like Harold Burson,
also promotes the historical value of his site.
"We have the last interview anyone did with Lizzie Grubman before her
ill-fated automobile accident," says Walker. "People have said how
interesting it is to hear her say something that isn't just 'I'm sorry,
So, if Walker's venture strikes you as an idea long overdue, or even
just as more navel-gazing by an already narcissistic profession, you can
see it all on prradiotvnetwork.com.